The Coordinator of the Lion Champions Fund acts in conjunction with Development Directors, Senior Associate Athletics Director - Championship Resources, and the Director of Annual Giving and Special Projects to manage annual solicitations for fundraising efforts in Intercollegiate Athletics. In addition they will be responsible for a personal portfolio of 100 major gift prospects and donors. Participates in fundraising activities pertaining to the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual major donors and prospects for the university with emphasis on Athletics. Effectively utilizes communications and relationship building strategies for meeting the various fundraising needs of the institution and Intercollegiate Athletics.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for coordinating annual solicitation and special project fundraising efforts for Intercollegiate Athletics.
Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards leadership annual giving and major gift prospects in collaboration with the Development Director(s) and the Senior Associate Athletics Director - Championship Resources.
Collaborates with athletic coaches and staff to identify priority athletics fundraising needs.
Builds, maintains and strengthens positive relationships with individuals within and external to, the University community.
Responsible for strategy and execution of the Lion Champions Fund (athletics annual giving).
Aggressively pursues annual and major gift fundraising initiatives and ensures appropriate recognition.
Performs research regarding individuals’ giving capacity, interests, and giving history.
Maintains moves management as it pertains to fundraising within the Raiser’s Edge NXT database.
Assists in the research and development of appropriate fundraising proposals.
Responsible for achieving performance goals, as outlined by the Director of Athletics, Vice President for Philanthropy and Engagement, and/or the President/CEO.
Regularly attends and participates in university wide functions.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience: Two years of related experience in intercollegiate athletics or philanthropic environment.
Knowledge / Skills: Strong organizational skills, ability to work well with colleagues and students. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to: Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to present information clearly and concisely. Ability to manage several large projects simultaneously.