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Position Title: Director of Annual Giving, Athletics Department: Athletics Req. No: 2019-1169 Location: UCI Campus - Irvine
Under the supervision of the Executive Director of Development, this position is responsible for overseeing the department's annual giving program; assist with gift processing, record keeping, new donor identification, annual giving donor cultivation, benefit fulfillment and all other aspects for the annual giving (Anteater Athletic Fund) program.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
Salary: $59,623 Annually Total Hours: 8-5, M-F some nights & weekends Career Position. Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts. Please attach your resume.
Job Essential Function 1 Percent of Time: 60% Athletic Development
Lead the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of annual giving program that expands the base of support for Intercollegiate Athletics. Solicit gifts from potential donors for the annual giving program and continually work towards increase membership of and participation in the AAF . Coordinate and plan meetings for Anteater Athletic Fund (AAF) board as needed to augment and support fundraising activities Oversee the planning and operation of membership drives and renewals for annual giving, call-a-thon, thank-a-thon, alumni solicitations and parent solicitations Oversee the Processing of gifts into the central database (Paciolan) to track donor information and benefit fulfillment. Manage and update donor database: run reports, weekly donation transfers, and oversee the thank you letter process. Track gifts made in coordination with Director of Ticketing for season ticket purchases and renewals. Keep annual donors aware of priority point standing and regulations regarding post-season play and re-seating opportunities. Act as consultant and educator of coaches regarding the processes of the development office and the annual giving schedule and campaigns throughout the year. Manage a personal major gift portfolio of up to 50 prospects. Identify, research, cultivate and solicit prospective donors, including alumni, parents, friends, corporations and foundations who are interested in supporting Intercollegiate Athletics.
Represent Intercollegiate Athletics at campus and community events.
Manage scholarship donations by creating scholarship portfolios for donors and arranging one-on-one stewardship lunches with recipients and donors.
Job Essential Function 2 Percent of Time: 20% Special Projects
Manage and develop communications materials (editing, writing, designing and distribution) for AAF including annual brochure, pledge card, emails, and cultivation/stewardship materials on an on-going basis to inform donors and prospective donors of needs and accomplishments of UCI Athletics department. Maintain annual giving pages on the development website. Notify and work with sports information on various social media outlets and notifications for donors.
Job Essential Function 3 Percent of Time: 10% External Relations
Serve as a representative of the Athletic Department and development office at fundraising events and home games where it is critical to provide appropriate services, hospitality, and assistance to donors and fans.
Job Essential Function 4 Percent of Time: 10% Other
Attend occasional University Advancement meetings Other duties as assigned
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Required: Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree; or equivelent combination of education/experience. Experience Requirement: 3-4 years in university development, athletics annual giving, special events, fundraising. Excellent communication and writing skills. Strong planning and organizational skills. High degree of professionalism and Integrity. Computer/Technology Requirements. Ability to use computer for recordkeeping and communications. Working proficiencies in Word, Excel.
Desired: Master's Degree. Experience using Advance and Paciolan.