The Major Gift Officer at Colorado State University in the Department of Athletics will work under the general supervision of the Senior Associate Athletic Director/Chief Development Officer, this position is responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive strategy of programs and efforts to increase philanthropic support for the Ram Club, to sell and promote the sale of premium tickets for Colorado State University Athletics events, and to develop general engagement activities for alumni and the community with a focus on cultivating major gifts.
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Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, liberal arts, sciences, non-profit management/public administration or related field.
Minimum of three years of full-time progressive, results-oriented professional experience in sales/fundraising/marketing or related work experience, preferably in an intercollegiate athletics department and/or university/higher education environment
Demonstrated skill in developing and achieving sales/fundraising oriented goals
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with internal and external constituencies
Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building and oral/written/electronic communication skills
Development or related experience, preferably at a NCAA Division I member institution
Understanding of higher education and university operation
Proven ability as self-starter and problem solver
Proficiency with technology and social media to enhance efficiency
Proven ability to relate well to coaches, student-athletes, donors and other constituency groups
Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date
The Colorado State University Department of Athletics sponsors 16 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports and competes as a member of the NCAA Division I-FBS and the Mountain West Conference. The University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, 65 miles north of Denver. More information on the University and its intercollegiate athletics program can be found at www.csurams.com and www.colostate.edu.
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