Assistant Director of Major Gift Operations
Athletics Administration - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (23006778)
Assists in developing individual, corporate, and foundation relations in the Department of Athletics. Conducts research, prepares bios, cultivates relationships with donors. Maintains detailed files and data and prepares reports. Participates in development events and meetings to promote the Department of Athletics.
The incumbent will serve as a member of the front-line fundraising team and assists in developing individual, corporate, and foundation relations in the Department of Athletics. The position will provide financial reporting, prospect management, and operational support by conducting research, preparing bios, cultivating relationships with donors, maintaining detailed files and data and preparing reports. Participates in development events and meetings to promote the Department of Athletics.
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Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Athletics Development & Analytics Coordinator
Job Family Athletics
Job Sub-Family Athletics Administration
Minimum Education Level Required Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Years of Experience Required 2
Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience? Combination of education and relevant experience will be considered in lieu of education and/ or experience requirement.
Additional details about Required Licensure/Certification An equivalent combination of work experience and high level playing experience may be substituted at the discretion of the University.
Work Schedule Varies
Work Arrangement On-Campus: Teams that work on campus, in an office, or in a lab.
Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Relocation Offered Yes
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents Not Applicable
Essential Functions • Assists in developing individual, corporate, and foundation relations in the Department of Athletics. • Prepare and report athletics development officer productivity and prospect activity, as well as manage future pipeline, year-to-date fundraising progress, and special project fundraising progress. • Participate and coordinate athletic development major gift pipeline and prospect management meetings. • Conducts research to provide leads and insight on prospective donors. Prepares bios on donors. May vet new prospects via telephone or email. • Participates in reaching departmental goals. • Cultivates and maintains relationships with donors and quickly and effectively resolves any of their issues or inquiries. • Maintains detailed files and data regarding donors and their activities. • Assists in reporting on pledge activities. • Serve as liaison to internal departments within Department of Athletics and Philanthropic and Alumni Engagement. • Assist with office and expense report management. • Attends relevant events and meetings to promote the Department of Athletics. • Participates in athletics development events. • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and produce high quality work product. • Skilled in word processing, Excel, reporting, email, and database software programs. • Experience in creating reports and using ticketing and advancement databases is required [for example, Advance, PacFUND, Affinaquest, Millennium, Raiser's Edge, Sales Force, etc.] • A desire to pursue a career in higher education development and/or athletics administration.
Physical Effort Desk work, extensive computer work, phone work. Little physical effort required. The position is mostly sedentary. Will be required to walk and stand at Athletics Department events.
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