The Development Officer for Athletics is responsible for athletics fundraising activities and develops strategies to expand philanthropic and external support for the department resulting in increased contributions. The position will report directly to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK
* Under the supervision of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and in conjunction with the Director of Athletics create a coordinated program for fundraising initiatives that result in increased contributions to ASU Athletics.
* Researches, cultivates and solicits gift prospects.
* Responsible for securing cash gifts in support of athletics.
* Actively manages the athletics portfolio of donors; growing donor engagement, interest and gifts to ASU Athletics.
* Ability to work with sport programs, head coaches and sports administrators to ensure sport-specific fundraising initiatives are successful.
* Creates strategies and plans for increasing the number of athletic donors, as well as develop tactics to grow current donors to higher levels of giving.
* Recognizes the opportunities to identify and cultivate new gift prospects and implements plans to do so.
* Plans and conducts meetings, events and activities to recruit volunteers, builds relationships with alumni and donors.
* Assists the Donor Relations and Stewardship Coordinator and Alumni Relations Coordinator in the development and implementation of cultivation and stewardship events surrounding sporting events.
* Able to operate with a high level of independence, make decisions, solve problems and adapt of shifting priorities.
* Works to build relationships and goodwill within the community, helping to cultivate new donors.
* Records donor contact and communication in university's prospect management system.
* Ability to work evenings and weekends with willingness to travel.
* Performs other job-related duties as required.
Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, hospital and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment. EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement: Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education. The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 2400 Gillionville Road, Building K, Suite 111, Albany, Georgia 31707, Director of Human Resources at 229-500-2026. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, New Student Center, 2nd Floor, Green Zone (Room 2-140), Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-500-3442.
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TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
A bachelor's degree is required.
A minimum of three years fundraising experience or marketing/sales is required.
Evidence of successful gift solicitations
Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies/techniques
Exceptional writing and editing skills
Basic grasp of the use of promotional tools and techniques (publications, special events, social media, technology) to build allegiance and support among key constituencies.
Internal Number: 0601014
About Albany State University
Albany State University, a proud member institution of the University System of Georgia, elevates its community and region by offering a broad array of graduate, baccalaureate, associate, and certificate programs at its main campuses in Albany as well as at strategically-placed branch sites and online. Committed to excellence in teaching and learning, the University prepares students to be effective contributors to a globally diverse society, where knowledge and technology create opportunities for personal and professional success. ASU respects and builds on the historical roots of its institutional predecessors with its commitment to access and a strong liberal arts heritage that respects diversity in all its forms and gives all students the foundation they need to succeed. Through creative scholarship, research, and public service, the University’s faculty, staff, students, and administrators form strategic alliances internally and externally to promote community and economic development, resulting in an improved quality of life for the citizens of southwest Georgia and beyond.