The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Athletics Annual Giving, Associate Director.
Applications will be accepted until 5/22/2019.
The Associate Director of Athletics Annual Giving will be responsible for the management and growth of the Rockne Athletics Fund and giving society levels. This includes, designing, planning, and executing fundraising strategies to recruit, renew, and upgrade benefactors who support Irish Athletics. The Associate Director is responsible for leading the efforts to achieve a revenue goal of $5 million in FY2020 for the Rockne Athletics Fund as a piece of the overall $10 million goal for the Rockne Athletics Fund, Athletics Director's Circle, and Jesse Harper Council in FY2020. In collaboration with the Program Director of Athletics Annual Giving, establish clear strategies, develop action plans, and set goals and priorities for the department to develop capable fundraising processes and achieve the RAF revenue commitment annually. Lead the planning of Giving Society donor engagement and solicitation events in partnership with the Special Events and Donor Experience team. Events include but not limited to: Football Weekend Events, other Varsity Athletic competitions, and regional events for engagement and stewardship. Develop and implement the elements required for the team to effectively achieve the participation, revenue and other operating targets assigned to the Rockne Athletics Fund. Establish annual/quarterly/monthly/weekly plans that integrate key stakeholders to develop and deliver the performance necessary to meet the commitments for the Rockne Athletics Fund. A key focus of this role will be engaging with Monogram winners to increase their annual investment in the Irish Athletics through the Rockne Athletics Fund, in collaboration with Monogram Club staff, Athletics Advancement colleagues, and coaches from all 26 varsity programs. Duties and Responsibilities:
Create, plan, manage, and execute all cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts for the Rockne Athletics Fund. This position is responsible for designing and executing membership renewal and upgrade strategies. Further, this position is charged with planning and implementing recognition events for members. This position serves as a public face of the Rockne Athletics Fund for benefactors and monogram winners. All Athletics Annual Giving activities require collaboration and coordination with the Senior Director of Athletics Advancement, the Director of Annual Giving, and the Athletic Department. Assist with stewardship of Athletics Director's Circle and Jesse Harper Council members at the direction of the Program Director, Athletics Annual Giving.
The Associate Director of Athletics Annual Giving develops and executes creative new approaches for recruitment for Athletics Annual Giving, with a particular focus on monogram winners. He/she takes a leadership role in managing and expanding existing direct mail solicitation and other gift efforts. Develops and evaluates all direct mail, phone, and e-solicitations for all Athletic Annual giving programs. Creates and manages all printed and web-based marketing materials. Drafts and oversees all athletic annual giving direct mail solicitations as well as develops specific offerings based on constituent interest.
Identify and develop Rockne Athletics Fund benefactors for cultivation through Regional Development Directors. Develops and updates marketing collateral for development directors to use with benefactors in portfolios.
Serve in a collaboration role with the Ticket Office, Varsity coaching staffs, the Monogram Club, Athletics Marketing, and other areas of the University.
Bachelor’s degree in sales, marketing, or related fields
3 to 4 years of experience
Experience in sales, higher education fundraising, or athletic sales, fundraising, or marketing.
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This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
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