The Director of Development-Annual Fund will report to the Assistant Athletic Director for Development and oversee the marketing of the Miner Athletic Club, coordinate all annual fund campaigns and act as a frontline fundraiser for the UTEP Department of Athletics.
Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee marketing and communications for the Miner Athletic Club, including all donor communication channels (website, social media, email, etc). This will include campaign/donor materials such as digital marketing pieces, brochure and other print materials. Communicate and recognize how donors are impacting the opportunities of UTEP student-athletes through their contributions.
Collaborate with the Assistant Athletic Director to identify campaign targets, strategy to reach targets, execute and monitor utilizing data to measure success. This position will directly coordinate all annual fund campaigns for the Miner Athletic Club and solicit for contributions. Sample campaign targets to include lapsed donors/season ticket holders, former student-athletes, volunteer fund drive, UTEP alumni and general supporters.
Work with the Athletic Ticket Office and on campus development office to coordinate campaign calendar, insure external team is up to date on campaigns and aware of basic development language/processes.
Investigate, analyze and implement new and creative ways to reach new donors for the annual fund. Analyze processes to increase effectiveness and efficiency.
Assist in the design and implementation of an Athletic Priority Point System.
Ability to communicate the mission and story of UTEP Athletics and the Miner Athletic Club to constituents in person, over the phone or via e-mail.
Perform high level annual gift solicitations, 15-20 monthly face to face visits with prospective UTEP supporters in coordination with annual fund campaigns.
Collaborate and coordinate with the Assistant Director for Donor Relations/Special Events for stewardship correspondence such as messaging on gift receipts, donor thank you plan etc. in support of ongoing campaigns. Organize thank-a-thons and call nights when necessary.
Assist the Miner Athletic Club with special events including inviting guests or soliciting for attendees. Occasionally support event operations.
Work with the Assistant Director of Development for Donor Relations/Special Events to help organize, prepare and sell the Miner Athletic Club's largest annual fundraising event-Orange Fever Fiesta.
Work all football and men's basketball game days as it related to donor relations. Football game days will include direct supervision of a development game day area.
Represent the Department of Athletics at athletic contests, community and donor events when necessary including nights and weekends.
Knowledge of and compliance with NCAA Rules and Regulations including attendance of NCAA Rules Seminars, timely completion of all NCAA forms and requests for information.
Employee agrees to abide by the Code of Ethics as set forth by the University of Texas at El Paso and the University of Texas System.
Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and use institutional software systems. Experience with The Raiser's Edge and Archtics (or a similar ticketing database).
Complies with all State and University policies.
Some traveling required
Other duties may be assigned.
No supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Minimum Education required:
Minimum Experience required:
Two years of progressive development annual fund experience within an intercollegiate athletics department and/or training to the essential duties and responsibilities; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Master's Degree, in applicable area
The preferred candidate will have past experience working with a season ticket office
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands to feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift and move up to 25 pounds. Special vision requirement for this job is color vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.