Assistant Director of Development (Hilltopper Athletic Foundation)
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Western Kentucky University, a member of Conference USA and a Football Bowl Subdivision NCAA member institution, seeks to hire an individual for the position of Assistant Director of Development for the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation (HAF). This is a 12-month, full-time position. This position will report directly to the Executive Director for HAF. Applicants must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of WKU, Conference USA and the NCAA. Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Responsible for securing memberships and donations for the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation, solicitation and stewardship of new members, renewal of current members and fulfillment of donor benefits
Develop and coordinate an annual solicitation calendar for HAF and sport specific giving
Primary focus will be securing gifts of $1,000 and lower with a goal of assisting in the growth of the HAF donor base
Responsible for making 80-100 phone calls per week to secure new and renewed HAF Donors, raffle tickets, and Harbaugh Club tickets
Oversee all aspects of the Big Red Raffle including but not limited to: securing new sponsorships, managing ticket inventory, distributing and selling tickets and marketing
Manage Harbaugh Club season and single game inventory
Coordinate and plan marketing efforts for HAF utilizing social media, website, and other forms of marketing to increase exposure and giving
Serve as the HAF liaison to the WKU Ticket Office and assist in priority ticket sales for football and men's basketball
Assist with execution of donor game day and special HAF events
Work with the WKU Alumni Association in coordinating activities to promote regional involvement
Assist the Executive Director in achieving all annual revenue goals
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:
Excellent verbal and written communication
Experience in Advance donor software along with Archtics/Ticketmaster ticketing system
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills with individuals and groups
Must be a goal-oriented person who can manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Excellent computer skills with Microsoft Office & Outlook
The duties and responsibilities of this position must be performed in a competent manner following the highest standards for leadership, professionalism, integrity, accountability, responsibility, cooperation and customer service
At least 1 year of experience in customer service
At least 1 year of experience in development or fundraising
Ability to work evenings and weekends including football and men's and women's basketball home games
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a student-centered, applied-research institution committed to providing its students with a transformative academic and social experience and to elevating its surrounding communities. Founded in 1906, WKU is the second largest undergraduate institution in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with approximately 17,500 students (32% first generation, 18% underrepresented minority) and nearly 2,900 faculty and staff employees.
Western Kentucky University is committed to empowering its campus community to embrace diversity by building equitable and inclusive learning, working, and living environments. At the heart of our mission, we seek to provide holistic education and employment experiences that prepare students, faculty, and staff to become effective scholars, contributors, and leaders in our diverse and evolving communities.
Located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY, WKU's main campus is in Bowling Green, KY - a city with approximately 70,000 residents. With an ethnically and diverse population, more than 85 languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green, and people from 35 nationalities call our c...ommunity home.
Western Kentucky University seeks to attract talented faculty and staff who are inspired individually to contribute to WKU's strategic plans and ongoing success. We offer comprehensive wellness and health benefits to employees and their families, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents and take pride in providing a workplace culture that supports balancing the responsibilities of work and family life. Paid-time off for holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program for employees and dependents are also provided. Learn more about WKU and Bowling Green at wku.edu/about.