•Assist in achieving the Athletics Director’s advancement goals by building strong relationships with a broad base of alumni and increasing giving from Purdue Athletics alumni.
•Advance the membership, marketing, and communication efforts of Varsity P.
•Assist in growing the department’s annual giving and John Purdue Club membership.
•Assist in planning and execution of John Purdue Club and Varsity P special events.
John Purdue Club (JPC): •Assist in personal recruitment and advancement of JPC members.
•Assist in annual giving efforts of the JPC, including the donor renewal process.
•Assist in new donor recruitment, managing mini-campaigns and assisting in developing marketing efforts for new recruitment initiatives.
•Build relationships with donors through face-to-face visits, events, and personal phone calls.
•Drive increased revenues for JPC through annual giving updates, gifts for specific projects, or new member sign-ups.
•Research and identify new sources of revenue for JPC.
•Oversee and manage specific JPC projects as requested. Varsity P:
•Serve as point person for all Varsity P activities, including increasing membership.
•Research D-I best practices in an effort to apply best practices approach to building membership in Varsity P.
•Manage internal operations for Varsity P, including mailing efforts, communications, marketing, donor fulfillment, and events.
•Work closely with head coaches on reunions and special projects with former student-athletes.
•Regularly communicate with JPC staff regarding Varsity P membership statistics and updates.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong interpersonal, motivational, communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills.
Ability to speak easily before groups.
Excellent organizational, project management, and data reporting skills.
Ability to interact effectively with a variety of stakeholders from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds.
Personal computing and related software skills, such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, and data query necessary.
Must be able to effectively meet established deadlines in a timely manner.
Must be able to embody the strategic mission of Purdue University, Purdue Research Foundation and Intercollegiate Athletics with tact and diplomacy at all times.
Some travel and weekend work required.
Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Experience in athletic administration, fundraising, marketing, alumni relations, communications, or a related field is preferred.
Playing experience as a Division I student-athlete is preferred.
About Purdue Research Foundation
Private giving supports Purdue University in its mission to deliver higher education at the highest proven value. The University Development Office (UDO) is dedicated to advancing Purdue and supporting higher education by fostering relationships that result in continuing goodwill and financial support from alumni, friends, and organizations. UDO is part of the Purdue Research Foundation, an organization independent of the University that acts for the benefit of Purdue.