Major Duties: General summary: Manages the transition of "The Gary Fund" to the "Bronco Athletic Fund," and serves as the point person for the Bronco Athletic Fund. Manages the existing fundraising volunteers and participates in identifying athletic fund donors.- Develops and leads strategy for the Bronco Athletic Fund board and committees, including scheduling meetings, providing training in cultivation and solicitation, and inspiring and overseeing volunteer performance. - Develops and leads strategy for general athletics and sport-specific fundraising campaigns, working with Athletics and the Development and Alumni Relations team to ensure strategic, robust and regular communication through print, electronic and event-based communications.- Recruits new athletics fund volunteers, ensuring diversity of representation in all facets, providing high-level orientation and on-going training.- Develops volunteer job descriptions, volunteer leadership structure and volunteer policies for athletics donor solicitation and cultivation.- Administering new benefits levels for athletics program donors.- Identifies high level donor prospects among athletics fund donors and volunteers, cultivates prospects and serves as liaison to Senior Director of Athletics Advancement for solicitation.
Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree or higher in related field from an accredited institution.- Five years' relevant experience in development or alumni relations.- Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. - Ability to work irregular shifts and extended hours, including evenings and weekends.
Internal Number: 352_57377
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