Job Title: Development Associate (Temporary Full time Apprenticeship)
Department/Organization: Tiger Athletic Foundation
The Tiger Athletic Foundation is currently seeking applicants for a 12 month, temporary full-time, paid apprenticeship in the Development Department.
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. Employment in this position is temporary and will end no later than the ending date listed. This apprenticeship is designed to give the associate a year of resume building experience, but in no means does it carry the promise of future employment or change TAF’s employer at will status.
Additional Salary Information: This position is eligible to earn approximately $24,000 annually ($11.53 per hour) but is an hourly non-exempt position that will be paid over time for hours worked in excess of 40. There are full time benefits such as paid health insurance and 401 K offered in conjunction with this position.
Responsibilities and Duties:
The development associate is responsible for providing assistance and support to the daily operation of the department. In addition, the position works with TAF staff to develop and implement donor relations strategies for all capital and endowment priorities. Specific responsibilities include:
Perform daily TAF office operations
Contacts donors via phone and mail to solicit renewals and other information
Perform donor and prospect research
Assist prospects and current donors with TAF specific questions
Assist in planning a variety of donor-related events
Assist with all marketing and external, donor-related mailings
Football, basketball and baseball game day development support
Assist in building and maintaining overall donor relations
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (Master’s degree preferred), plus 3-5 years of work experience in relevant industries or fields.
Oral and written communication skills necessary.
Utilization of excellent interpersonal skills to provide quality customer service, and to interact with a wide variety of stakeholders and clients, including donors, guests, and persons associated with the University community and the Athletic Department.
Position travels extensively for the purpose of visiting & soliciting prospects and donors throughout the southeast.
Knowledge of compliance with NCAA and SEC rules and regulations is required.
Administration of and oversight of financial planning, budgeting, cost analysis, and recordkeeping, via electronic and other methods of communication, to ensure cost-effectiveness in all presentations, shows, and events.
Attendance at and oversight over all venue events.
Customer service orientation consistent with TAF mission, values, and core principles.
Additional Salary Information: Overtime is possible
The Tiger Athletic Foundation ("TAF") is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to supporting LSU and its Athletic Program. TAF is administered by its own board of directors, comprised of TAF donors, which meets quarterly. Officers of the corporation are elected bi-annually. This document introduces the opportunities that exist for your participation in the work being carried out by TAF and th...e many opportunities that exist for your participation as a Tiger fan and supporter of one of the great institutions of higher learning in the land.
Louisiana State University has a proud athletic tradition, highlighted by scores of Southeastern Conference and NCAA championships in more than 20 men's and women's varsity sports. Thanks to the generosity of its members, TAF continues to play an integral role in sustaining that outstanding tradition. As the primary source of private funding for LSU athletics, TAF's mission is clear - to lead the university in building a comprehensively superior athletic program.
Contributions to TAF benefit every athlete and every team at LSU through scholarship and academic awards, as well as through the construction and maintenance of athletic facilities. These projects, large and small, chart the unmistakable course to excellence. And it is the shared vision of alumni and friends of LSU that are making excellence a reality at LSU.