The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Regional Director, Athletics Advancement.
Applications will be accepted until 4/7/2019.
Our mission is to unlock the grace of giving in advancing Notre Dame's mission. We value trust, transparency, teamwork, feedback, driving change and having fun. If this sounds like a place you want to be, read on. The Associate Regional Director, Athletics Advancement represents the University of Notre Dame to leadership benefactors with an Athletics affiliation. You will work in close partnership with Athletics administration, coaches and Development Department colleagues to develop and close leadership level philanthropic gifts. These gifts support the University's fundraising priorities, which include athletics as well as other priorities that benefactors feel called to support. Working with colleagues, you will strategically identify, cultivate, and solicit gifts that join together the philanthropic interests of donors with the priorities and needs of the University and Athletics Department, structuring gifts appropriately to each benefactor. Duties and Responsibilities:
Identification, cultivation and solicitation that joins together the philanthropic interests of donors with the priorities and needs of the University, with a particular focus on those related to the Department of Athletics.
Attend a significant number of regional and campus events as a representative of the University. Travel (approximately 50% of work time) as well as evening and weekend activity is routine.
Develop significant long-term relationships with current and potential future benefactors whose resources will be integral to supporting the athletics mission of Notre Dame. Establish and maintain a rapport with each benefactor and encourage, support and sustain the benefactor's philanthropic relationship with Notre Dame.
Promote teamwork within the region and across the development department and work as a true partner with peers to match each benefactor's vision with the needs of the University.
5 to 6 years of experience.
5+ years of demonstrated success in cultivating and soliciting gifts, or a demonstrated track record of closing complex agreements, including interaction with CEO-level benefactors or customers.
Interpersonal and communication skills: must be comfortable and effective in dealing with high net worth individuals.
Demonstrated superb oral and written communications skills.
Evidence of ability to easily develop rapport with and networks of leadership level benefactors.
Effective at collegial working relationships.
Proven ability to set priorities and map direction on concurrent fronts.
Experience managing of a complex project from concept to execution; clear evidence of time management and organizational skills.
Ability to be forward-thinking: experience creating and nurturing long-term relationships for maximum gifts (rather than one-time transactions).
Experience working with high net worth individuals.
Experience with college-level athletics in some capacity.
ABOUT NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S19151. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.