The Office of University Advancement and UAA Athletics is seeking applicants for the Senior Development Officer for Athletics. The role of this position is a major gifts officer with additional high-end annual giving responsibilities, who provides community outreach for athletics.
Administrative duties include briefing and coordinating solicitation meetings, development travel, presidential briefings, and timely addition of contact reports and proposals to UA's Raiser's Edge database. Work with the University Advancement department to plan Athletic donor receptions, issue press releases, and coordinate other forms of Athletics donor recognition. Authorize expenditures and plan a budget for representational expenses related to development. Other Athletics duties as assigned. This position will be split between Athletics and Advancement. Both Development and Athletics will establish performance goals, and both will conduct reviews. Metrics, including dollar goals, numbers of proposals, contact reports, and planned giving proposals, will be set annually with the AVC of Development and the Athletic Director.
Determine individual fundraising strategies to include prospect identification, discovery or qualification visits, cultivations plans, and solicitation of specific amounts. Maintain a portfolio of 75 to 100 major gift ($25,000+) prospects. Apply, regularly assess, and adjust the strategies to successfully meet program needs and realize strategic opportunities and annual goals. Represent the University to various community organizations and individuals to build relationships for future gifts. Serve as a resource on development activities. Serve as a resource when calling on potential donors who are working with internal or external partners. Provide input in the university strategic development plan in concert with strategic planning efforts and in alignment with overall developmental and University Advancement goals. May assist with writing grants to secure funding. Serve as a lead development professional by: Preparing and presenting requests/proposals to donors, delivering convincing verbal presentations, and soliciting gifts. Establishing, cultivating, and determining project activities for donors. Performing research and assessment of potential donors. Identifying donors ready to consider a planned gift. Determining strategic development plans with the AVC for Development to meet specific program needs Acting as a resource for the Athletic Director to assess how alumni, volunteers, and related industry partners' resources and interests apply to their program, mission, and priorities. Serving as a resource to associate directors and administrative staff of athletics and all aspects of development. Arrange related cultivation and solicitation meetings and activities for the chancellor and other university staff. Determine strategic fundraising initiatives, which reinforce the University's strategic vision, extend UAA's brand, and be packaged as part of UAA's comprehensive campaign. Align unit development activities with the programs and services of the development office. Serve as a resource to coordinate activities of the development office on annual giving and donor relations regarding prospect strategies and gift completion.
The Office of University Advancement and UAA Athletics is seeking applicants for the Senior Development Officer, Athletics. This is a shared position between University Advancement Development and the Athletics Departments. The role of this position is a major gifts officer with additional high-end annual giving responsibilities, who provides community outreach for athletics. The incumbent shall be expected to regularly utilize the Athletic Director for donor cultivation and relationship management. UAA Athletics serves the Anchorage and campus communities by fielding competitive NCAA teams and providing recreational opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. The University Advancement Development team is dedicated to increasing understanding of and support for UAA.
This position requires a willingness to average 30-40 prospect and donor visits quarterly. It is expected that 60% of the incumbent's time be spent with or working on gift prospects. To successfully carry out these objectives, this position is expected to have the seasoned interpersonal skills and abilities necessary to successfully interact with diverse public and academic constituencies including prominent citizens, elected officials, CEOs and major prospective donors as well as with University administration, faculty, staff and students. The incumbent is expected to be articulate both in speaking and writing to public audiences and be able to motivate, lead and work well with others in support of UAA and Seawolf Athletics.
Proven effective and progressively responsible fundraising experience.
Preference for, but not required, hands-on experience working in intercollegiate athletics, or on behalf of such programs.
Demonstrated knowledge, ability, and success in fundraising.
Demonstrated knowledge of philanthropic support and donor relations.
Experience managing a portfolio of high net worth individual donors.
Ability to represent the University with the highest degree of professionalism and positive public relations to all donors and friends at University-sponsored and non-sponsored events.
Ability to research and use persuasive techniques for coordination of prospects' interests. Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills with the ability to make dynamic group presentations.
Strong planning skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines, and function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities.
Strong leadership skills and self-motivation. Must embrace the concept and attitude of teamwork in a complex organization.
In-state and national travel is required to meet with donors/prospects. Evening and weekend meetings and games are necessary, therefore flexibility in schedule is required.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations, business, public administration or relevant field and five+ years of experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Master’s degree in relevant field preferred.
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)certification preferred.
REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:
Bachelor's degree in relevant field with a minimum of two years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 2-5 years of development experience, preferably in higher education.
This is a full-time, Grade 81, minimum $64,209.60 yearly, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. This position is open until filled. The initial application deadline has been extended until November 23, 2020. To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 11/22/2020. Applications received after this date may not be considered. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.
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It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.
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Additional Salary Information: Grade 81
Internal Number: 515881
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