Duquesne University Department of Athletics is seeking a motivated, determined, hardworking individual for the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Development & Corporate Partnerships. This position will oversee the design and implementation of a successful revenue generation campaign focused on athletics corporate partnerships, leadership annual giving, annual giving, and planned giving programs to maximize support for annual fund, sponsorships, scholarship, programmatic and facilities initiatives. Other responsibilities will include developing and implementing processes for acquiring, retaining and growing individuals, corporations and foundations to optimize philanthropic support for Duquesne University Athletics.
This position will carry a portfolio of proven and prospective donors with the capacity to make gifts in the Leadership Annual Giving ($9,999 - $1,000) and Annual Giving ($999-$1) range. This position will also be responsible for overseeing and facilitating all Duquesne Athletic Fund events on and off campus; golf outings, tennis pro am, hall of fame ceremony, game day hospitality for donors, team alumni events, donor trips, to name a few.
Assistant Athletic Director for Development & Corporate Partnerships will report to the Associate Athletic Director for Development & Corporate Partnerships.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Plans and establishes leadership annual giving and annual giving program for Duquesne Athletics
Develops a Relationship Management Process for all donors, prospective donors, and corporations
Establishes ongoing relationships with individual & corporate supporters through meaningful contact
Works with leadership in the Athletic Department to develop solicitation goals, objectives, and strategies for athletics programs and special projects
Maintains a portfolio of 180+ leadership annual giving and annual giving donors and prospective donors to acquire, retain and grow their support
Develops effective professional relationships with staff and coaches at the Athletic Department to collaborate on fundraising and friend-raising strategies
Develops effective professional relationships with University departments such as Advancement, Alumni Relations, Admissions, University Events, and Corporate & Foundation Relations
Participates in Athletic and Advancement department meetings, planning sessions, and special project committees as needed
Works with Executive Director of Annual Giving in the office of University Advancement on coordinating annual solicitations
Works with Associate Athletic Director for External Relations on relationship and solicitation materials
Coordinates game day hospitality for all home football and men’s basketball and select women’s basketball games for donors, prospects, and corporate partners
Coordinates select away football and men’s basketball games donor trips and hospitality
Performs occasional travel for major games, tournaments and postseason events
Performs occasional travel to visit with alumni and friends in select areas of the country
Performs other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
The successful candidate will have earned a bachelor’s degree and have at least 3 years’ experience working in college athletics with direct fundraising, corporate partnerships, or related work. Any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions is acceptable.
This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Demonstrated success in revenue generation and relationship building
Clear understanding and commitment to the mission of Duquesne University
Demonstrated skill in working independently and as part of a team to develop and achieve revenue goals
Knowledge of development programs and successful fundraising best practices
Ability to create funding plans, prioritize assignments, multi-task, plan events, write proposals, and meet deadlines
Strong ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast passed environment
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to establish effective working relationships, professional rapport, and effectively accomplish work within a university setting that includes a wide array of policies, processes, individuals and groups
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Flexibility to work non-traditional hours and weekends
Flexibility to plan and implement events on and off campus
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.