Texas State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Major Gifts (Major Gift Officer) for the Athletic Department. This position reports to the Associate Athletic Director for Development.
The Assistant Athletic Director for Major Gifts is responsible for strategically planning and implementing major and annual giving fundraising efforts by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting alumni and other key constituents. This position will assist in major athletic fundraising campaigns, suite and club seat solicitation, special projects and higher level annual fund gifts.
The Assistant Athletic Director for Major Gifts will work in partnership with the University Advancement Division on gift strategy, proposal development, prospect/donor visitation and related follow-up. Other responsibilities include: monitor and analyze annual fund metrics, plan and implement efforts to improve donor communication and awareness of involvement opportunities, attend athletic contests or luncheons, travel throughout the state to attend university and statewide community functions to help create good will to help promote the university and department of athletics and perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director.
Texas State University was established in 1899 and is the fifth-largest university in Texas and the 34th largest in the United States. Current enrollment is 38,808 with 32,244 undergraduates and 4,564 graduate students with over 200,000 living alums. Located in San Marcos, Texas along the I-35 Corridor between Austin and San Antonio, Texas State University is located in one of the most prosperous areas in the nation over the past decade. With 16 sponsored sports and 375 student-athletes, Texas State Athletics is a proud member of the Sun Belt Conference.
Since 2009, Texas State Athletics completed $144M worth of facility improvements which includes a new suite and premium club level, a $34M North End Zone facility, a new track facility, a new golf practice facility, a new baseball and softball complex and most recently a $65M renovation to the University Events Center.
*To be considered for this position you must apply online at https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/24990
Skill in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
Skill in establishing rapport with internal and external constituents
Demonstrated effective communication skills
Ability to work evenings and weekends
Bachelor’s degree with additional consideration to an applicant who possesses a master’s degree
Knowledge of donor and fundraising reporting
Previous experience in development, marketing, public relations or sales
Previous experience in collegiate or professional athletics environment
Internal Number: 2019347
About Texas State University
Texas State University is an emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of seven institutions in the Texas State University System and one of the 30 largest public universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff. Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 60,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio.”
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal history background check.
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Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.
Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.