Relocation assistance is available within department guidelines.
Additional Athletics benefits include: Athletic Event Tickets: Per Athletic Department Policy and NCAA regulations, Nike Elite Employee Benefit: Per Nike Elite Policy.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 45209
The Buff Club at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking an Associate Director of Development to join our team! The Buff Club is a team of 15 members within the Office of Advancement dedicated to providing development and engagement support for CU Athletics. The primary function of this role is to act as a major gifts officer, growing philanthropic engagement on behalf of CU Boulder Athletics and the Buff Club through the development of relationships with CU alumni and other donors, specifically targeting gifts greater than $25K. This is a regionally focused position, with Colorado as the anchor. This position is tasked with identifying, cultivating, sustaining and increasing donor relationships. This position is responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating fundraising activities for a designated athletics program, including soliciting major gifts.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Donor Portfolio Management and Development Metrics Works proactively to identify new prospects and cultivate existing relationships with the intent of sustaining and increasing relationships over time. Focuses on personal visits, outbound telephone calls, and written correspondence as primary methods of donor engagement. Plans, organizes, coordinates and manages daily activities to support gift solicitation efforts and events. Leverages all available University and Athletic Department resources and assets (i.e., tickets, premium seating, parking, event attendance, etc.) to identify, cultivate, and solicit fundraising support. Specific goals relating to personal contacts, proposals, dollars raised, and other traditional development metrics to be set with and approved by management as part of the University’s annual performance plan cycle. Anticipated targets include: Manages portfolio consisting of 100+ prospects, at minimum Responsible for meeting an annual target of 144 face-to-face donor visits and meetings Secure major gifts commitments at $25K and above
Collaborate with Internal and External University Partners Collaborates with University partners to coordinate fundraising strategies for donors with multiple interests. As appropriate, may work to design donor and volunteer cultivation events in order to attract and retain interest in University activities and programs. Proactively represents CU Athletics at external events in order to identify prospects and grow network of support. Embodies the cultural values of the CU Athletics Department of RAPID (Respect, Accountability, Passion, Integrity and Dedication) when engaging with internal and external constituents. Serve as a fundraising liaison to an assigned sport.
Other Development Duties as assigned: Works daily to ensure timely, accurate completion of proposals, pledges and fund agreements. Maintains accurate and timely documentation of prospect strategies and contact reports, evaluates new prospects, and generates reports and other correspondence as necessary to cultivate prospects.
What You Should Know
All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
This position is expected to 100% on campus and in-state and out-of-state travel is required.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment.
To apply, please submit the following materials online:
1. A current resume. 2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
Please apply by January 23, 2023 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.
What We Require
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of experience will substitute on a year for year basis.
As one of 34 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff and students work with the broader community to establish unique connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world.