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Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the Development Officer for UAlbany's Division of Athletics is responsible for designing and executing solicitation strategies to secure gifts of $25,000+ from alumni and friends of the University at Albany, with special responsibility for securing gifts to UAlbany's Division 1 athletics program. The Development Officer will also increase the number of gifts of $1,000+ that provide valuable unrestricted support to the athletics program.
Manage a portfolio of approximately 100 prospective donors, engaging and soliciting them for gifts of $1,000 to $25,000+
Identify new prospective donors
Collaborate closely with the Director of Athletics to identify and articulate fundraising priorities and strategies for achieving these priorities
Collaborate with the Director of Athletics and coaches to engage and solicit key prospective donors
Collaborate with the University's Office of Annual Giving to promote current use operating support for the Great Dane Athletic Club (GDAC)
Help staff the Athletics Advisory Board
Work with Donor Relations colleagues to ensure that donors are properly stewarded, conveying gratitude for the impact of their gifts
Maintain accurate records using the development program's database to record contacts and other activities related to assigned prospects
Help coordinate special projects and events in support of fundraising efforts
Significant travel and extensive evening/weekend work
Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization
5+ years of combined experience in higher education fundraising, athletics or related fields; direct experience in fundraising for NCAA Division I athletics program preferred
Proven ability to qualify, engage and secure gifts from high-level prospective donors
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Computer literacy, especially with relational databases
Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups of people
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Staff Associate, SL-4
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