The Director of Annual Giving, Athletics will work closely with the Executive Director of The Brigadier Foundation and to execute strategic planning initiatives for the overall development of The Citadel Brigadier Foundation and Citadel Athletics.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director of The Citadel Brigadier Foundation
SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:
Work closely with the ED of The Brigadier Foundation and The Citadel Foundation’s development team to gain and utilize a comprehensive understanding of The Citadel’s athletic programs and fundraising priorities.
Identify, qualify, and solicit potential benefactors in support of The Citadel Brigadier Foundation by matching The Citadel’s fundraising priorities and prospective donors’ interests
Manage a portfolio of individuals, corporations, and foundations in the development of relationships to enhance or explore interest in The Citadel
Develop engagement, solicitation, and stewardship strategies to grow annual memberships and annual donations.
Work as a liaison between TCBF and the sports specific programs.
Work collaboratively with The Citadel, The Citadel Foundation and The Citadel Brigadier Foundation team members
Develop strategies to brand The Citadel Brigadier Foundation in the local community.
Develop strategies to engage the Faculty and Staff on campus as well as the corps of cadets to develop a culture of philanthropy.
Travel and weekend responsibilities in the fulfillment of the above duties
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
Three (3) years’ experience in higher education athletic fundraising.
Strong interpersonal an communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as the flexibility to handle the needs of a fast-paced work environment and the special needs of donors
Advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education
Experience with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge
Demonstrated success in the execution of fundraising initiatives
Familiarity with and affinity for The Citadel and its mission
CLASSIFICATION: Salary, Full-Time, Exempt
About The Citadel Brigadier Foundation
Mission StatementThe Citadel Brigadier Foundation, Inc. has, as its primary purpose, to raise money from the private sector for athletic scholarships. Scholarship funds are sought from alumni, businesses and friends of the college.The Citadel Brigadier Foundation works on an annual budget, conducting fund raising efforts throughout South Carolina and in other areas of the United States each year. These yearly efforts are necessary for scholarship aid, since The Citadel Athletic Department does not receive any tax money whatsoever.The Citadel Brigadier Foundation’s foremost goal is to provide a base of professional fundraising services so as to fund all scholarships allowed by the NCAA.