Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor’s degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Two (2) years of marketing, fundraising/development, corporate sponsorship or other revenue generating experience. Experience working with various vendors, corporate partners and other related organizations. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes”).
Experience in a collegiate and/or professional athletic environment. Understanding of NCAA Rules Compliance (played a Division I, II or III sport, coached in collegiate athletics or as a staff member in a collegiate athletic program). Experience in a Division I Institution. Ability to develop signage, website, print, television, radio, promotions, etc. as they relate to Annual Fundraising. Proven ability to raise revenue. Ability to manage a client portfolio.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Development Associate will be responsible for the oversight and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan that will include major gifts and capital fundraising plans, staff giving, individual sport team fundraising, alumni outreach and friends support. They will set program targets for the identification of new annual fund and major gift prospects based on donor behavior through volunteer contacts, personal visits, and collaboration with all program areas. Solicit gifts at all levels by phone and in person, and where appropriate, meet with current and prospective donors to establish multi-year leadership and major gifts. Specific duties include planning, goal setting, implementation, and evaluation of strategic appeals to athletics department constituents with integration of the University Advancement team to ensure annual dollar and donor goals are met. As a member of the University Advancement team, the Development Associate will be responsible for meeting/exceeding annual revenue and donor goals as outlined by the department leadership as well as attending key meetings and integrating University policies and guidelines into the Athletics annual plan.
Leadership and Major Gift Development
The Development Associate of Development will help lead development efforts in the cultivation and acquisition of donors to expand the leadership and major gift pool for the department of athletics. The Development Associate will manage a portfolio of prospects with annual face-to-face visits and revenue goals set by the department and University advancement. Goal setting will include specific dollar amounts, donor totals and proposals advanced to prospects.
Annual Giving and Stewardship
The Development Associate will work to support all of Stony Brook’s intercollegiate athletic teams in all Seawolves United and sports specific annual giving efforts. Those efforts will include all print, digital and online initiatives. In addition, the Development Associate will play a vital role in merging the efforts of the ticket and development staff to maximize charitable giving. This position will also work closely with senior department leadership to implement all phases of the Seawolves United program.
In support of all leadership, major gift and annual giving efforts, the Development Associate will help coordinate all donor related activities at home and road games, department fundraisers, alumni events, golf outings, donor cultivation events and other department wide and university wide events.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Evening and weekend work will be required at times.
***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.
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