Assistant Director of Development - Communications (Athletics)
University of Richmond
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Operations - Development
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 502298
The primary role is to manage the overall strategic communications strategy, organize and manage stewardship, and assist in signature events and operations for the Spider Athletic Fund. Reporting to the Assistant Athletic Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director will collaborate and participate in successful solicitation activities by creating strategies to increase donor participation rates and donor giving.
Lead all Spider Athletic Fund Strategic Communications
Be creative to best tell the story of the Spider student-athlete experience and Spider Athletics; Partner with Athletic Public Relations to ensure branding on all items related to external communications; Contribute to the creation and implementation of the Spider Athletic Fund’s solicitation and stewardship strategies, including direct mail, email, social media, and other related items; Produce creative content
Organize and manage stewardship for the Spider Athletic Fund
Assist in managing and executing the plan for the Spider Athletic Fund stewardship chart, including the organization of all signature donor recognition events; Lead the Spider Athletic Fund’s acknowledgment
Signature Events and Operations
Leading all communications related to signature events; Assist in the planning and preparation of event management and game operation efforts; Partner with University Advancement, specifically the Office of Annual Giving and Donor Relations, to coordinate all communications, and report building.
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, along with the ability to work with diverse internal and external constituencies
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, in conjunction with a comfort level of working in a fast-paced environment while handling multiple projects
Strong written and oral communication skills
Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team environment
Experience using PhotoShop, InDesign, or other creative development software.
Skill in use of personal computers, standard office software applications, and fundraising software
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Required: Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to produce a driving record with a minimum of 3 years of driving history in good standing
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree required
Experience in fundraising, marketing, or other related field preferred.
At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.
UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE