POSITION: Associate Director of Development, Southern Oregon and Oregon Coast
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience
PERIOD OF APPOINTMENT: Full time, twelve month position
Bachelor’s Degree required. Two years collegiate athletic fundraising experience required, preferably within a Division I institution. Event coordination and experience with Advantage and Advance fundraising software preferred. Adobe creative suite proficiency preferred. Experience in major gift giving preferred. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations preferred. Candidates with experience serving the needs of diverse populations are strongly desired. Position is subject to a criminal background check.
Serve as representative of UO Athletics and the Duck Athletic Fund in Eugene, Southern Oregon and the Oregon Coast. Manage a Major Gift portfolio. Responsible for development activities as a member of the Duck Athletic Fund for both annual gifts to the Duck Athletic Fund and major gifts to endowments and capital projects. Assist in marketing and ticket sales efforts in assigned regions.
This position will be expected to serve as the departmental liaison to assigned booster groups, establish strong corporate relationships, provide solid stewardship to current athletic donors, organize the annual fund drive in assigned regions, and play a large role in major gift fundraising efforts.
Act as a major gift fundraiser, identify, cultivate and solicit major gifts.
Develop and implement a comprehensive prospecting plan for university alumni, with an emphasis on alumni living in Oregon who are potential high-end annual ($2,500+) and major gift ($100K+) prospects using tools provided by the Office of Prospect Management and Analytics.
Aggressively identify and formally qualify new prospects and existing donors though personal visits, phone calls, correspondence, events and university activities to meet fundraising objectives.
Manage a portfolio of primarily new/discovery prospects, seeking to grow the pool of engaged alumni, parents, friends and corporate supporters.
Create written proposals and case statements for solicitation of individuals and organizations. Coordinate clearance with other development officers and administrators.
Conduct stewardship, including gift acknowledgements/thank you correspondence, recognition, communications and special events.
Collaborate with development staff, faculty, program directors, other university administrators, and volunteers to identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors.
Identify, cultivate and solicit major gifts.
A. Regularly meet and communicate with potential donors.
B. Rank and prioritize potential donors.
C. Listen to passions of potential donors, further engage them.
D. Collaborate with athletic and campus colleagues to strategize, then solicit potential donors for gifts.
E. Thank donors promptly and continue appropriate stewardship of them.
Serve as athletic department officer for Eugene, Southern Oregon and the South/Central Oregon Coast. Manage and organize the annual fund drive for assigned territories. Assist with marketing, public relations, and ticket sales efforts in assigned regions. Regularly communicate and meet with donors and prospective donors to Oregon Athletics. Meet annual goals of attracting an increasing number of gifts to the Duck Athletic Fund. Establish and maintain corporate relationships to increase donation levels, season tickets, and corporate marketing opportunities. Help ensure effective communication among development staff.
Performs special duties and projects as requested by the Assistant Athletic Director for DAF & Ticket Operations.
Submit letter of interest, resume and the names and phone numbers of three references via email to Mark Ruckwardt, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mailed or faxed applications will not be considered. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by April 26, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. Finalist must successfully complete a criminal background check. An equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.