Reporting to the Deputy AD – External Affairs, this positions focus is to achieve annual giving goals identified on an annual basis. Position will carry-out donor relation tasks associated with Wildcat Club membership. Position will assist in raising funds for special projects.
A. Meet the goals set by the Director of Athletics for annual giving, special initiatives, and Wildcat Club membership.
B. Identify, solicit, and cultivate prospects for annual giving for athletics
C. Increase annual giving from current donors and future prospects each year
D. Assist with growing membership in the Champions Circle to maintain minimum membership of no less than fifty (50)
E. Continue to develop and assess a list of potential donors
F. Work in a coordinated and collaborative effort with University Development Staff regarding identification, stewardship and proposal development
G. Review reports that assist in the identification of prospects and the stewardship of current donors
H. Supervise the gift acknowledgement procedures for all athletic department gifts
I. Develop and maintain proficiency in use of donor and ticketing systems
J. Meet weekly, monthly and annual contact goals as established by supervisor. Regularly monitor and report on the progress towards these goals.
K. Continue to follow the best practices for the administration of the development functions, including practices followed by the University Development area related to donor identification, donor solicitation, call reports, and gift accounting practices
L. Evening and weekend work often required.
M. Frequent travel important part of this position.
N. Other duties as assigned.
Professional Development Requirements
A. Skills 1. Exceptional communication and organizational skills 2. Knowledge of NCAA and Southland Conference rules. 3. Must be flexible. 5. Strong interpersonal skills. 6. Time management proficiency. 7. Comprehensive decision-making skills. 10. Excellent writing and editing skills. 11. Experience and competence with various software packages; word processing, spread sheets, databases.
Training Modules as assigned 1. Communication seminars. 2. Development & Fundraising 3. NCAA compliance seminars & education sessions.
1. Bachelor’s Degree required. 2. Sufficient knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. 3. Successful fundraising experience, preferably in NCAA Division I athletics
1. Ability to communicate and interact easily with people. 2. Flexible and creative. 3. Extremely organized. 4. Good work ethic. 5. Goal oriented and self-motivated. 6. Reliable, thorough and accurate. 8. Ability to interact well with faculty, staff, students, administration, alumni. 9. Strong Christian beliefs demonstrated in a local church.
A. Able to endure long hours in a variety of work environments. B. Ability to endure fast-paced schedules. C. Ability to endure non-traditional working hours. D. Ability to withstand stressful confrontations.
Internal Number: 492505
About Abilene Christian University
The mission of Abilene Christian University Athletics is “Honor Christ through excellence in academics and athletics,” and the vision is to “Win at the highest level by providing the most Christ-centered student-athlete experience in collegiate athletics.” ACU will begin its sixth year of NCAA Division I affiliation with the 2018-19 school year, and the first five have been filled with amazing accomplishments. ACU has finished in the top half of the Southland Conference Commissioners’ Cup in each of the four previous years in which it was eligible to win the cup, including a best finish of third place in 2015-16. ACU has won five Southland Conference championships in the the last three seasons.
No intercollegiate athletics program in the state of Texas – at any level – can claim as many national championships as ACU, which has won 64 team titles since 1952. Only four colleges and universities – including Stanford, USC and UCLA – have won more NCAA national team championships than the Wildcats. ACU’s internationally recognized track and field program has produced world-record holders, more than 20 Olympians, several hundred all-America performers and two Olympic gold medalists.... In addition, the program was named the Texas Sports Dynasty of the Century by Texas Monthly magazine in November 1999.
Founded in 1906, ACU?is the premier university for the education of Christ-centered global leaders. It offers 77 baccalaureate majors that include more than 135 areas of study, 30 master's degree and three doctoral programs. ACU Dallas, a branch campus in Addison, Texas, is the home of the university’s online graduate and professional programs. ACU enrolls about 5,000 students, generally from 51 states and territories, and 40 nations, and has about 90,000 alumni in more than 100 nations. Its graduates are best-selling authors; winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Olympic medals, and Emmy, Grammy, Telly and Dove awards; and national leaders in education, business, law, science and medicine, journalism, psychology and ministry.
A private, comprehensive university, ACU was founded in 1906 in Abilene, Texas, a friendly city of 120,000 people about 150 miles west of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. As an educational center for a large region, Abilene provides cultural, entertainment and support programs and services normally associated with much larger cities.