About University at Albany: Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.
Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.
Job Description: Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President for Advancement, with an indirect reporting line to the Director of Athletics, the Associate Athletic Director for Development's primary responsibility is to strengthen philanthropic support for UAlbany's athletics program with a special emphasis on securing gifts of $25,000+ and overseeing the Great Dane Athletic Club (GDAC). The Associate Athletic Director for Development will be a member of the Director of Athletics' senior management team and will help to make informed decisions that better the Department of Athletics.
Manage a portfolio of approximately 100 prospective donors, prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation of leadership annual gifts and major gifts of $25,000+ and the stewardship of donors
Oversee GDAC's activities, services, and membership benefits. Increase the number of leadership level ($1,000+) annual gifts to GDAC
Serve as primary Advancement liaison to the head coaches. Consult regularly with coaches to leverage their networks to enhance solicitation and stewardship activities
Collaborate with the Director of Athletics and coaches to engage and solicit key prospective donors and identify and articulate fundraising priorities and strategies for achieving these priorities
Collaborate with and assist the efforts of fellow development officers whose portfolios include prospects for gifts to the athletics program
Collaborate with the Office of Advancement's Senior Director of Annual Giving to create, segment, and distribute athletics-focused direct mail, email, and crowdfunding appeals
Monitor, analyze, and report on overall fundraising results versus goals to internal and external constituencies
Manage the GDAC Advisory Board, recruiting and engaging board members and leveraging their potential as sources of support
Supervise GDAC's Associate Director
Work with the Office of Advancement's Donor Relations team to ensure that donors are appropriately thanked and stewarded
Maintain accurate records using the Office of Advancement's database to record contacts and other activities related to assigned prospects
Help coordinate special projects and events in support of fundraising efforts
Interact with donors and prospective donors at home and away games and other events. Significant travel and extensive evening/weekend work is expected
Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education (DOE) or internationally recognized accrediting organization
5+ years of combined experience in higher education fundraising and intercollegiate athletics. Direct experience in fundraising for an NCAA Intercollegiate Athletics program required
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
Sense of humor
Experience with a comprehensive fundraising campaign
A strong track record of successful gift solicitations of $25,000+ in higher education
Additional Information: Professional Rank and Salary Range: Staff Associate, SL-4
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