Job Title: Director of Development - Athletics Department: ATHLETICS
Number of hours per week: 37.5
Days to be worked: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Months per year: Fiscal (12 months)
Job Type: Full-Time
Campus: Main Campus
Position Number: 005670
Pay Basis: Monthly
Job Description Under the supervision of the Assistant Athletics Director for Revenue Generation, the Director for Development position is responsible for executing capital and annual fundraising initiatives as a member of the Tennessee State Athletics' fundraising arm. Through managing a major gifts portfolio, raising funds to advance the Athletic Department's fundraising priorities in the areas of capital projects, annual giving, endowments and planned gifts the Director for Development will help to further advance the department of athletics. The Director for Development plans and implements an ongoing strategy for engagement and leadership giving to TSU Athletics from alumni, friends of the university, corporations, parents, student-athlete alumni, university faculty and staff, athletics staff and students.
Primary Responsibilities: • Plans and executes an effective annual fundraising strategy for Tennessee State Athletics by engaging alumni, friends, corporations, student-athlete alumni, faculty, staff and students. • Aggressively acts to grow the annual membership within the Tennessee State Athletic Fund through identifying and formally qualifying new prospects and existing donors through personal visits, phone calls, correspondence, events and university activities to meet fundraising objectives • Acts as a liaison between TSU Athletics and the University's Advancement office • Coordinates Athletics fundraising priorities, strategies, and prospects with the Director of Athletics. • Manages a portfolio of major gift prospects and new/discovery prospects capable of making significant financial contributionsa to meet capital project goals. • Seeks major gifts to advance Athletics priorities in the areas of Athletics endowments and planned gifts. • Creates written proposals and case statements for solicitation of individuals and organizations. • Develops a marketing plan and prepares printed and digital materials to advance fundraising efforts for the Tennessee State Athletic Fund. • Works closely with the Athletics' External Operations team and the Tennessee State Athletic Fund team to develop compelling messaging for printed materials, digital campaigns, and social media content. • Helps coordinate the execution of athletic donor-member benefits, special offers, and ticketing opportunities utilizing priority points. • Helps in the planning, implementation and execution of all fundraising events for the purposes of stewardship, cultivation, and solicitation. • Coordinates and manages all stewardship efforts such as gift acknowledgements, thank you correspondence, recognition communications and special events for donors who contribute to the annual fund and capital projects. • Ranks and prioritizes member benefits for all members of the Tennessee State Athletic Fund • Collaborate with faculty, program directors, other university administrators and volunteers to identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors. • Performs special duties and projects as requested by the Director of Athletics
Qualifications and Experience: • Bachelor's Degree required • Master's Degree preferred • Three (3) years collegiate athletics development, preferably within a Division I institution •Experience in collegiate athletics development • Experience managing a major gift donor portfolio • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Marketing and public relations experience required • Event coordination and experience with Advantage and advanced fundraising software • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations preferred • Experience working with Adobe creative suite • Experience with updating and maintain websites and various social media platforms • Must have ability to handle confidential data
Special Instructions to Applicants • Employment is contingent upon successfully completing a criminal background check as mandated by Tennessee State University. • Official transcripts for positions which require a post-secondary undergraduate degree, advanced degree and/or certification must be presented upon hire. • An unofficial transcript may be attached in the "Transcript" section.
Job Open Date: 10-11-2021
Job Close Date: 10-24-2021
Job Category: Administrative/Professional
Requisition Number: 4024
Optional Documents: Transcript 2, Transcript 3, List of References
Benefits Tennessee State University offers eligible employees a competitive benefits package that includes annual leave (vacation), sick leave, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible benefits plans and more.