Oversees the day-to-day internal operations of The Owls Fund, focusing on donor services, stewardship, and strategic communication as it relates to the annual fund campaign. Responsible for the coordination and execution of all donor hospitality and fundraising events, plus former student-athlete events and communications. Works with the Director of Annual Giving and Ticketing to design, implement, structure, and evaluate Owls Fund programs and best practices. Identifies, cultivates, and solicits donors and prospective donors giving $500 or less.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Responsible for the planning and execution of all donor events, including Hall of Fame, alumni weekends, away game tailgates, and all aspects of the annual Dot Martin Scholarship Golf Classic • Responsible for the coordination and execution of all donor hospitality, including men’s basketball and football premium seating • Responsible for preparing and requesting reports for the department; including mailing lists, calling lists, reports to measure monthly key performance indicators and quarterly progress reports on overall revenue generation progress. • Responsible for customer service as the initial contact for inquiries received via phone, email and in person. Responsible for answering questions regarding how to make a gift, giving history, stewardship and engagement opportunities, Priority Point totals, etc. • Maintains budget data including records of expenditures for all The Owls Fund related expenditures • Oversees the creation and distribution of all print and electronic communications for The Owls Fund, including acknowledgement letters, newsletters, new member packets, postcards, and brochures • Solicits gifts and cultivates relationships with donors giving at the $500 level or below • Identifies high-level annual fund prospects and potential major gift prospects • Ensures proper and timely gift acknowledgement • Serves as liaison with University Advancement to ensure accurate record-keeping and acknowledgement of gifts and pledges • Develops and implements stewardship initiatives for donors at all giving levels • Assists with non-contractual aspects of premium seating relationships (i.e. ticketing questions, catering, and special requests) • Manages customer service strategies for development, serving as the lead for all matters related to donor services • Responsible for gift processing and reporting to University Advancement and Business Affairs • Assists in developing policies and procedures related to gift processing, acknowledging, and information sharing with University Advancement • Conducts in-person meetings with donors and prospects as appropriate • Represents development at all applicable game operations meetings • Manages students, interns, and volunteers • Other duties as assigned
• Knowledge of NCAA regulations as they pertain to donors and fundraising • Strong interpersonal and communication skills – both written and verbal • Ability to foster a cooperative environment • Strong organizational skills and ability to establish priorities • Experience planning events • Proficiency with MS Office Suite with strong working abilities in Microsoft Word and Excel • Ability to work effectively while representing multiple causes and interests with diverse constituencies • Familiarity with Paciolan, Paciolan CRM or other donor management system • Ability to work evenings and weekends • Familiarity with Adobe Creative suite is a plus • Ability to work independently • 2 years of experience in a Development Office or related field
Kennesaw State University (KSU), the third-largest university in the University System of Georgia, is a comprehensive university with expanding undergraduate and graduate programs in Kennesaw, Georgia, one of metropolitan Atlanta's burgeoning northwest suburban communities.Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State is located in Cobb County on a beautifully landscaped and pedestrian-friendly campus of 240 ac...res within easy access of Interstate 75 and the northwest quadrant of Georgia. Nearly 35,000 commuter and residential students, including more than 1,700 from 136 countries, pursue their undergraduate and graduate studies at Kennesaw State. The student body is a mix of traditional and nontraditional students with an average age of 26. Approximately 20 percent of students are members of ethnic minorities.Kennesaw State students can choose majors from more than 60 bachelor's and master's degree programs, including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math. Graduate degree programs are offered in professional concentrations including nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, education and professional writing. KSU has continued to expand its graduate programs by adding a new Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Learning in 2006 - the first doctorate in the university's history. The Kennesaw State Owls compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics, enjoying the first full season as a Division I member in 2005-06. KSU has won more than five team championships since joining the NCAA during the 1994-95 school year, with numerous appearances at national championships dating back to KSU's days as a member of the NAIA. KSU won NCAA titles in men's basketball (2004) and women's soccer (2003). The former was the first NCAA basketball crown ever won by a Georgia college or university.