Reporting jointly to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education and the Senior Executive Director, Columbia College, A&S, and Athletics (SED), the Director of Development for Athletics is responsible for implementing the development and alumni relations plans for Columbia Athletics and achieving related goals. This includes helping to define and implementing priorities for development activities, overseeing both sport-specific and unrestricted annual fund goals, executing cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for alumni, parents and friends of Columbia Athletics, overseeing the Athletics Development team (four staff members, two OAD and two Athletics) and maintaining a personal portfolio of donor prospects at the leadership annual fund and major gifts level.
Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: * With the Athletics Director and the SED, defines athletics development and alumni relations priorities, and implements said priorities with the Athletics Development staff. * Manages the Athletics Development staff toward unit goals; oversees the progress of Athletic fundraising goals and ensures goals are met in concert with overall University priorities. * With the SED, works with coaches, Athletics administrators, and development staff to ensure that all sport-specific fundraising initiatives (annual fund goals, capital projects, endowment) are met. * With the SED and in cooperation with College and Major Gifts colleagues, raises funds for department-level Athletics projects and Campaign initiatives * With the SED, staffs an athletics campaign committee and other leadership volunteer groups * Identifies and maintains portfolio of around 100 prospects. Focuses on qualifying and identifying new major gift prospects from the athletics alumni base. * Conducts regular validation meetings with prospects and alumni who have not been visited previously to help determine giving potential and opportunities for engagement; manages prospect relationships toward increased support of Columbia. * Develops and maintains relationships with donors and prospective donors with either/both Leadership Annual Giving ($10K+) or Major Gift ($100K+) capacity.
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