Director of Annual Giving Vacancy #: 986302 Recruitment Range: Commensurate with Qualifications Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Organizational Unit Overview The Primary Purpose of the Pirate Club or ECU Educational Foundation is to serve East Carolina University and its student-athletes as the friend raising and fundraising organization for East Carolina University’s Division I Athletics Program, representing the highest principals of honesty and integrity. By conducting annual fund, endowment and capital campaigns in support of student-athlete scholarships, athletic facility enhancements and other programmatic needs the Pirate Club seeks to bring positive recognition to East Carolina University and the region it serves.
Job Duties The Director of Annual Giving oversees the annual fund for the Pirate Club (organizing, coordinating, identifying, qualifying, and soliciting annual fund prospects). This position assists the Executive Director with organization and operation of the Foundation, including budget planning, annual goals and objections, evaluation of staff, policies and procedures. Reporting to the Senior Associate AD/Executive Director of the Pirate Club, this position will:
Plan, coordinate and execute all components of the Annual Fund, including brochure development, annual promotions, direct mail, electronic mail, telemarketing and personal solicitations.
Manage and direct Chapter Presidents within the Pirate Club framework.
Manage and supervise the Pitt County Pirate Club Chapter, which accounts for approximately thirty percent of the Pirate Club’s active membership. Oversee the Chapter’s Board of Directors and over 100 Pirate Reps and all chapter activities.
Plan, manage and coordinate all facets of the Pirate Rep Volunteer program, including the volunteer handbook, incentives, training, communications and the Pirate Rep Awards Banquet.
Assist with the content management and direction of the foundation’s website, www.ecupirateclub.com.
Responsible for administration and stewardship of Pirate Club membership benefits, including all priority seating and parking allocations for football, basketball, and baseball for regular and postseason events.
Assist the Executive Director and major gift officers in all facets of capital campaigns, endowments and planned giving.
Serve as Pirate Club staff representative on the ECU Athletics game and event management meetings.
Serve as administrative lead for ECU Educational Foundation Executive Board.
Oversee an efficient prospect management screening system for athletics’ annual scholarship giving and major giving programs.
Serve as team lead for capital campaign donor stewardship and naming recognition.
Prepare and present gift proposals to prospects with the input and assistance of administrators, coaches, and other appropriate internal key stakeholders. Proposals may involve establishing multi-year commitments, as well as helping to facilitate gifts of real estate, personal property, securities, and gifts in wills, trusts, annuities, and insurance.
Build quality relationships and work collaboratively and professionally with Pirate Club, athletics, and University staff, students, business vendors and all donors and stakeholders.
Abide by all written policies and procedures of ECU, the Department of Athletics, The Educational Foundation (Pirate Club), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and all applicable conferences or associations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Nights, weekends, holidays, extended hours, and travel are required in the performance of duties.
Minimum Education/Experience Minimum qualifications include the below:
Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution
Five years of fundraising/promotion activities in a collegiate Athletics setting.
Possession of a valid driver’s license
Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.
Special Instructions to Applicant
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Candidates must also submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Official transcript required within 30 days of employment.
East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university’s diversity goal, the Athletics Department encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.
Additional Instructions to Applicant In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.
Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 986302 to ECU Human Resources athttp://jobs.ecu.edu.
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.