Manage the strategic planning, organization and oversight of GVSU Athletics annual giving development efforts (Irwin Club). Including annual fund(s), student Irwin Club, customer service, donor relations, gift processing management, area operations and procedures, fiscal management, budget planning, Irwin Club events and other Irwin Club and athletics related services and functions as directed.
Provide leadership, administrative support, and supervision for all GVSU Irwin Club event committees and varsity alumni associations.
Provide input and leadership for all Irwin Club activities and initiatives while ensuring an integrated approach to the overall athletics operations and communications in line with the department's championship culture.
Provide oversight, consultation and support to and for coaches as it relates to sport specific fundraising initiatives.
Liaison with university development office to include, but not limited to, relationship building, on-going communications, collaborative initiatives, alignment of annual fund processes with university processes.
Perform duties as a trustworthy steward of all resources and the reputation of Grand Valley State University.
Build quality relationships; work collaboratively and professionally with Athletics, Irwin Club and University staff, students and all constituencies and stakeholders.
Manage donor data and analysis for planning.
Developing marketing, social media, promotional and advertising plans for designated sports fundraising efforts: includes but not limited to, email marketing, marketing analytics, retargeting, geo-targeting.
Travel is required.
Required Qualifications and Education:
Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of 2 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics fundraising, marketing or equivalent experience.
The candidate must demonstrate strong communication, organizational, interpersonal and presentation skills.
Supervisory experience with annual giving personnel.
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
Experience working with annual fund solicitation and donor benefits program.
Familiarity with annual fundraising/giving best practices and experience with implementation of annual giving campaigns.
Demonstrated experience in facilitating leadership annual fund gifts
Working knowledge of tax laws affecting charitable giving
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.
Grand Valley State University, established in 1960, is a four-year public university. It attracts more than 25,000 students with its high-quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Grand Valley provides a fully accredited liberal undergraduate and graduate education. Grand Valley is a comprehensive university, serving students from all 83 Michigan counties and dozens of other states and for...eign countries. Grand Valley offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 200+ areas of study. The university is dedicated to individual student achievement, going beyond the traditional classroom experience, with research opportunities and business partnerships. Grand Valley employs more than 2,000 people and is committed to providing a fair and equitable environment for the continued success of all. http://www.gvsu.edu/about.htm
Additionally, Grand Valley State University is an NCAA Division II institution that values inclusiveness in all aspects of university business. We are located in Allendale, MI, just 12 miles outside of Grand Rapids, the second largest city in Michigan. Our student population averages 25,000. Laker Athletics has placed first or second in the NACDA/Learfield Sports Academy's Directors' Cup for the past 14 years. We compete in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, where we have captured the conference all-sport cup (President's Cup), for the past 19 consecutive years. For more information about GVSU, please see our website at: www.gvsulakers.com