The primary focus will be the management, planning and implementation of a donor-centric annual fundraising operation that consists of direct mail, ticket and parking coordination, marketing, direct face to face solicitations and stewardship/benefit allocation.
Annual fund planning and implementation to include: •Solicitation of constituents and benefit fulfillment to active donors and prospects •Coordination of marketing materials to include print, website, email and social media •Successfully reach and grow financial and membership goals on annual basis, report out to senior administration •Game day responsibilities and coordination •Donor management reports •Event programming to grow awareness and financial support •Supervise and staff internship program •Athletic Development strategic planning support
Manage Yosef Club Advisory Board program and membership
Cultivate leadership annual giving donors / prospects and solicit their support
Work with sport programs and head coaches to ensure annual fundraising initiatives are successful
Bachelor’s degree from four-year accredited college or university required. Minimum three years’ experience in fundraising or a closely related/comparable field. Preferred: Master’s degree, Experience in annual giving, project management and analytics. Background in higher education and athletic development. Ability to work evenings and weekends with willingness to travel.
Skills and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal skills to relate to and establish relationships with donors, volunteers and colleagues. Self-motivated with ability to set strategic goals while implementing fundraising principles and tactics. Understanding of donor/constituent database systems and the ability to analyze data, extract conclusions, and use findings to implement plans.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 084781
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