Employment Opportunity Detail

Athletics Annual Giving Officer

This position would be responsible for athletics leadership annual giving fundraising in addition to annual fundraising for athletics that would include both unrestricted and sport-specific fundraising designations. This position would be responsible for planning, execution, and day-to-day management of athletic annual giving campaigns. This position would be expected to generate $400,000 in annual new revenue. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and execute comprehensive annual giving programs for athletics that involve identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of athletic annual gifts from alumni, faculty, staff and administration, parents, and friends.
  • Work closely with sr. director of alumni and engagement, athletics staff and administration, and athletics major gift officer with the goal of increasing dollars raised and the number of donors in the Purple Aces Club. 
  • Increase the visibility of the Purple Aces Club and cultivate a strong pipeline of support for the university.
  • Develop and advance a robust portfolio of athletics prospects. Leverage face-to-face meetings, phone calls, emails, and other contact to build relationships and increase support from prospects and current donors.
  • Coordinate campaigns and communications with the alumni directors, leadership annual giving officer, and communications coordinator to help maintain cohesion and messaging to constituents throughout the year.
  • Work closely with the sr. director of alumni and engagement to drive participation and retention statistics for donors at all levels of support.
  • Devise innovative opportunities for engaging donors and prospects; develop creative pathways for transitioning from annual to leadership giving, and strategies to identify prospective donors to become leadership donors.
  • Utilize CRM to enter notes and update giving bio, while maintaining strict confidentiality, as well as tracking metrics for strategic fundraising purposes.
  • Attend and interact with donors and prospective donors at Purple Aces Club events and athletic competitions.
  • Qualify donors for the major gifts team, discover new opportunities for capital projects, endowed, scholarships and planned gifts.
  • Assist and attend alumni and development events as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the sr. director of alumni and engagement.

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