The University of Arizona seeks a Director, Annual Giving. The principal objective is to manage the annual giving program for Arizona Athletics with a focus on acquisition and retention of donors. The University’s strength in undergraduate education and scientific research is paralleled by its excellence on the playing fields, courts and other venues of its 20-sport Intercollegiate Athletic Program. The Arizona Wildcats compete in the tradition-rich Pacific-12 Conference, “The Conference of Champions.” For a more comprehensive view of what makes working in our department unique, please visit the websites at: www.arizonawildcats.com. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit. The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs.
Manage and design a creative annual giving strategic plan to increase number of Wildcat Club members and dollars raised by reaching out to season ticket holders, fans and alumni. Utilize the follow strategies: Direct mail, Email, Telephone Solicitation, Social Media, and Online Solicitations Create plan to segment solicitations for donors, non-donors, lapsed donors, season ticket holders, alumni Letterwinners, fans, parents, students, student-athletes, reunion attendees, faculty and staff, among others. Responsible for acknowledging annual gifts and online communication efforts Manage and create an annual giving budget and annual report. Coordinate and integrate efforts with the University of Arizona Foundation Annual Giving Program. Work collectively with all Wildcat Club and A-Club Letterwinner staff to cultivate and steward donors. Serve as a liaison to the ticket office; implement processes to ensure that data is up-to-date, oversee coding for various fundraising initiatives and explore possible new technology to aid in meeting fundraising goals Develop and implement a sports reunion gift campaign that correlates with A-Club sport reunions. Oversee Wildcat Club/A-Club website. Statistically analyze the membership and provide reports on a regular basis. Develop and implement Parent’s Campaign. Oversee in conjunction with direct report staff The Wildcat Club student-intern program The faculty/staff campaign in conjunction with the UA’s UACares program The Student Wildcat Club Program The Recent Graduate Program Event marketing Creatively utilize student-athletes and alumni student-athletes in solicitations to various constituents. Manage Program Coordinator, Coordinator, and Assistant Director Attend events when needed. Perform other duties as assigned.
Strong communication, organizational skills, project management and computer skills (including Microsoft Office)
Experience working with a database system
Minimum 3-5 years experience in Intercollegiate Athletics development and or marketing
Experience working with Paciolan ticketing system and Raiser’s Edge or similar systems
The University’s strength in undergraduate education and scientific research is paralleled by its excellence on the playing fields, courts and other venues of its 20-sport Intercollegiate Athletic Program. The Arizona Wildcats compete in the tradition-rich Pac-12 Conference, “The Conference of Champions.” For a more comprehensive view of what makes working in our department unique, please visit th...e website at: www.arizonawildcats.com. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; tuition reduction for employee and qualified family; excellent retirement plans; access to campus cultural and recreational activities.