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Director of Athletics Annual Giving – Office of Advancement
The Director of Athletics Annual Giving has primary responsibilities that include managing, marketing, and mass solicitation strategies for the annual fund contributions allocated to the Georgetown University Athletic Department. S/he plans and implements a $4.5+ million annual fund raising drive and implements innovative giving strategies and challenges to grow the base of support from alumni-student athletes, alumni, parents and former parents, as well as fans and friends. The Director collaborates with the Director of Athletics Engagement to grow the Georgetown Letterwinners Society and the alumni student-athlete giving participation rate through various communications channels and events. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Annual Giving, the Director has duties that include but are not limited to:
Manages all fundraising goals and sport-specific, current-use fundraising for Georgetown Athletics at least $4.5M from more than 6,000 donors each fiscal year, as well as assisting with the execution of specific special fundraising initiatives for Athletics.
Manages the time and the priorities of two full-time staff with responsibilities such as: 1) data analytics; 2) brand management and strategic digital and print communication; 3) and fundraising campaign planning and execution.
Volunteer Interaction and Collaboration
Partners with the Director, Athletics Engagement for volunteer intersection opportunities for projects like Letterwinners Challenge to achieve a broad outreach to new and renewed donors.
-Maintains regular contact with coaches, club presidents, lead volunteers, and athletic administrators, as well as athletics development and annual giving staff, to coordinate a unified and agreed to approach for raising funds for Athletics
-Attends Athletics, University, and Advancement events as necessary.
Management of Data Integrity and Database Growth
-Develops policies and procedures (in partnership with other Athletics Administrators and working groups), and manages contact information gathering and data clean up oversight.
-Monitors and analyzes fundraising progress through data analytics, and discusses and shares them with colleagues.
5 - 10 years of fundraising experience – preference for experience in athletics fundraising or annual giving/marketing
Availability and willingness to work or attend infrequent weekend and evening events
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About Georgetown University Office of Advancement
Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith and service.
Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Drawing upon the 450-year-old legacy of Jesuit education, we provide students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs. Students are challenged to engage in the world and become men and women in the service of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community.
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