Reporting to the Sr. Associate Athletics Director for Development, the Major Gifts Officer for Athletics (working title Assistant AD for Major Gifts) will devise strategies and be responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship with the purpose of advancing donor levels with gifts up to $25,000 on an annual basis. The Major Gifts Officer meets or exceeds portfolio metrics including but not limited to; executes 15-20 substantial face to face visits a month; a combination of annual and major proposal goals based on portfolio value and tenure: Goal of 24 major gift proposals delivered and/or 100 annual proposals delivered. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree required, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in non-profit fundraising; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
*Proven successful experience in individual fundraising required.
*Demonstrated interpersonal skills and relationship building competencies, and excellent oral and written communication skills
*Demonstrated understanding of the complexities of an urban university and the ability to persuasively represent its goals to multiple constituents
*Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
*Demonstrated capacity to work effectively as part of a team
*Demonstrated experience with and utilization of relational databases and computer systems
* Experience working in collegiate athletics
This position requires a background check.
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.