The Assistant Director of Athletics for Annual Giving reporting to the Associate AD for Development, is responsible for the overall management and strategic planning of athletics annual giving, consisting of annual contributions designated towards the Athletics Annual Fund and discretionary funds for each intercollegiate sport.
Manage a comprehensive annual giving program, including leadership annual giving, peer solicitation, and direct marketing.
Establish benchmarks and monitor progress to meet goals.
Implement fund-raising strategies leveraging all available solicitation methods in conjunction with collaborative goal setting with the Director of Annual Fund
Manage a portfolio of athletics prospects and make personal visits/solicitations
Recruit and manage athletics volunteers
Provide monthly and ad hoc comprehensive and programmatic reporting and analysis of the Athletics Annual Fund to the Vice President & Director of Athletics, Associate Director of Athletics for Development, and others as directed.
Manage the Spider Club budget
Serve on the athletic game day committee for both football and basketball
Serve as a member of the athletic department’s Operation and Management Group.
Oversee the organization of events and communications for annual donors
Manage the acknowledgement process for contributions to the Athletics Annual Fund
Regularly attend all Spider Club events related to stewardship and donor recognition
Work closely with colleagues in the Advancement
Collaborate with colleagues to meet the University’s overall Annual Giving goals and objectives
Coordinate with colleagues to identify athletics donors for reunion gift committees and further enhance fund-raising efforts through the reunion program
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, along with the ability to work with diverse internal and external constituencies
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, in conjunction with comfort level of working in a fast-paced environment while handling multiple projects required
Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team environment
Experience working with and managing volunteers preferred
Personal solicitation experience required
Skill in use of personal computers, standard office software applications, and fundraising software, with an understanding of database management (Raiser's Edge preferred)
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Valid driver's license with a good 3-year driving history
Understanding and passion for collegiate athletics
Willingness to work frequent evenings and weekend in conjunction with University events
SALARY STRUCTURE: Pay Grade 9 (Hiring Range $70,887.00 to $97,475.00 annually)
At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.
UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree required
Minimum of three to five years’ experience in annual giving, or a closely related field preferably in higher education, with a proven track record of success