Under the direct supervision of the APSU University Advancement office and in coordination with the APSU Athletics Director this position is charged with raising private gifts for at Austin Peay State University Athletics.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Plan and execute a development plan, which includes identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift donors ($10,000+), while working independently or collaboratively with volunteers.
Manage a major gift prospect base of between 125 – 150 qualified major gift prospects including those top prospects requiring attention from the APSU Director of Athletics, APSU President or Deans.
Execute 30-35 contacts per month with at least half being personal, direct contact. - Document contacts and adhere to policies and procedures for accepting, recording and acknowledging gifts.
Work closely with Athletic Department, Alumni, and Advancement and Public Relations offices to maximize the fundraising potential of the university through participation in events or meetings.
Attend university athletic events included but not limited to home and away football and basketball game and other varsity athletic events.
Stewardship of endowment scholarships for athletics or designated college.
Results-oriented with professional characteristics that include leadership, commitment to confidentiality, flexibility, team-orientation, attention to detail and sensitivity to the stewardship of long-term relationships.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; negotiation skills, proven success in goal achievement.
Ability to efficiently operate a personal computer.
Ability to travel extensively with overnight and occasional weekends.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Required Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree. - A minimum of three (3) years fundraising experience. - A background and credit history check will be required of the successful applicant.
Austin Peay State University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnic or national origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation/gender identity, religion, age, disability status, genetic information, and/or veteran status in its programs and activities. Inquiries or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policies, should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at Nondiscrimination@apsu.edu
Austin Peay State University is a comprehensive university committed to raising the educational attainment of the citizenry, developing programs and services that address regional needs, and providing collaborative opportunities that connect university expertise with private and public resources. Collectively, these endeavors contribute significantly to the intellectual, economic, social, physical..., and cultural development of the region. APSU prepares students to be engaged and productive citizens, while recognizing that society and the marketplace require global awareness and continuous learning. This mission will be accomplished by:
-Offering undergraduate, graduate, and student support programs designed to promote critical thinking, communication skills, creativity, and leadership;
-Expanding access opportunities and services to traditional and nontraditional students, including the use of multiple delivery systems, flexible scheduling, and satellite locations;
-Promoting equal access, diversity, an appreciation of all cultures, and respect for all persons;
-Serving the military community at Fort Campbell through complete academic programs;
-Providing academic services that support student persistence to graduation;
-Fostering a positive campus environment that encourages active participation in university life; and
-Developing programs (credit and noncredit), conducting research, and providing services that contribute significantly to the quality of life, learning, and workforce development needs of the region.
APSU’s vision is to create a collaborative, integrative learning community, instilling in students habits of critical inquiry as they gain knowledge, skills, and values for life and work in a global society.