POSITION SUMMARY: The Associate Athletic Director for Development reports to the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement and will be responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift donors and prospects for The University of Tulsa Department of Athletics.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES: •Serves as the primary liaison between the Office of Institutional Advancement and the leadership of the Athletics Department
•Helps design and execute a fundraising agenda that will support and advance the Athletics agenda
•Collaborates with the Vice President & Director of Athletics and the Office of Institutional Advancement in the setting of specific dollar and donor goals for Athletics and meeting these fundraising goals annually, as agreed upon with the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Vice President for Institutional Advancement
•Supervises the Director of the Golden Hurricane Club, Coordinator of Hurricane Club and provides leadership and management of the activities of the athletics development office
•With senior Institutional Advancement staff, analyzes and evaluates current and past donor trends for Athletic constituencies, and targets segments of donors and prospects for personalized attention, new and upgraded gifts, and special giving opportunities
•Develops and writes formal proposals to donors and prospects for support
•Monitors and reports on progress toward dollar and donor goals for Athletics
•Assists with the design of compelling donor recognition/involvement programs for major donors
•Files timely and accurate contact reports on donor calls to ensure information sharing
•Works closely with gift officers from other academic units to monitor overlap between lists of major gifts donors, President’s Council and prospects to ensure that contact strategies are developed in a coordinated fashion and that no donors or prospects are overlooked
•Works with the Development staff on funding of special projects; responsibilities include: conferring with coaches and Athletic Department staff on project description and needs, identifying potential prospects, and coordinating the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors for these initiatives
•Works with designated special events professionals and publications staff in the Office of Institutional Advancement to design cultivation and stewardship activities and printed materials that support the fundraising goals of Athletics
•Staffs the Athletic Director and coaches on donor calls; assists in prospecting efforts to identify potential new donors and candidates for upgrading gifts
•Coordinates travel to key cities by the Athletic Director and coaches, Vice President, or President to see athletics major prospects, including setting appointments, arranging events, and follow-up, and accompanying these individuals as needed
•Meets weekly with the major gifts team in the Advancement Office and the leadership of the Athletics Department
•Coordinates annual calendar with the Advancement staff
•Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree; minimum of three-to-five years professional experience in higher education fundraising; demonstrated success in soliciting and closing major gifts; an interest in and an ability to converse about collegiate athletics; excellent written and oral communication skills; experience with consensus building among various competing interests; effective interpersonal skills; and the ability to professionally represent the university by demonstrating pride and loyalty.
Master’s degree; previous successful experience coordinating volunteers in a fundraising program; and a familiarity with the university history and community.
The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to: The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104 or email to email@example.com or fax to (918) 631-3543. The review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran.
About The University of Tulsa
The University of Tulsa is a private, independent, doctoral-degree-granting institution whose mission reflects the core values of excellence in scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character, and commitment to humanity. The University of Tulsa is an NCAA Division 1-FBS university which seeks to provide student-athletes with the opportunity to compete at the highest level while making progress toward completion of a degree of their choice in an environment consistent with high academic standards, a commitment to equity and diversity, sportsmanship, personal growth and development, and ethical conduct. TU’s 200-acre campus is located two miles east of downtown Tulsa, a city with a population of about 400,000 and a metro area of more than 1 million people. Tulsa’s remarkable cultural, technological and economic resources nourish the university's mission and enrich its life, just as TU, in turn, enriches the city.