The Foundation assistant director of development for athletics supports the core values of the Emporia State University Foundation and assures quality services to students, faculty, staff, parents, outside organizations and communities. He/she is a leader, a talented fund-raiser, mission-oriented, and philanthropic-minded.
The Emporia State University Foundation supports the University in its private fundraising and charitable efforts for the purpose of supplementing and enhancing University programs, activities and educational opportunities.
Reporting directly to the vice president for development, the assistant director of development for athletics is a colleague and peer of the Foundation development staff.
The assistant director’s primary responsibility is the development and management of a comprehensive, strategic, integrated effort to build the base of individual athletic donors and increase the level of support through annual and major giving at the University. In addition, •Manage the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of annual and major gift donors to be measured on personal visits, proposals presented, gifts closed and dollars raised. •Develop and execute a strategic moves management plan to engage with prospects through email, phone and personal visitations all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of athletic support. •Engage the director of athletics, coaches and student athletes with donors and prospects to assist with moves management. •Assist with the sale and stewardship of season tickets, premium seating and suites. •Develop, coordinate and implement special events that will produce athletic program revenues. •Maintain a knowledge of athletic department goals and updates to be able to tell the story of Hornet Athletics to inspire gifts at a higher level. •Maintain a knowledge of and compliance with NCAA, MIAA, and institutional rules related to this position. •Articulate the vision, mission, goals and core values of the University.
The successful candidate will be a go-getter – meaning, a talented and driven individual who believes in the mission of Emporia State University, is results- and people-oriented, possesses a strong work ethic and superb attention to detail, and is committed to seeing the University accomplish its goals. Some evening and weekend work and travel are required.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
Prior experience in a position that required:
o Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
o Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities.
o Commitment to customer service.
Demonstrated ability to manage several projects simultaneously and to work in a fast-paced and complex environment, with sharp attention to detail and accuracy.
Demonstrated judgment and the ability to work independently and reliably, and meet deadlines with a minimum amount of supervision.
Demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals in a collaborative and professional manner.
Demonstrated administrative skills including the ability to proactively identify issues and make suggestions for improvement, and to efficiently organize projects, tasks and records.
Demonstrated proficiency of a broad range of software and computer systems, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the Internet.
Demonstrated communication skills showing the ability to listen, speak and write effectively and professionally.
Demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills and aptitude for working with people of all ages and different personalities.
Minimum of one year of progressive fundraising, sales, marketing or related experience.
Applicants must submit a cover letter addressing their interest and qualifications for the position, a resume, and three professional references including names, addresses and phone numbers to Search Committee, 1500 Highland St, Emporia, KS 66801 or to Carol Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org. Background check and official transcripts will be required prior to hire. Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot lawfully be considered by law.
About the Foundation: Founded in 1952 as a 501(c)(3) corporation, the Emporia State University Foundation exists solely to support Emporia State University. The Foundation raises, receives, manages, invests, distributes and stewards private resources in support of the University’s mission in the areas of teaching, research, public service and scholarship. The Foundation works closely with individuals, corporations and foundations who support and advocate for the University‘s goals and initiatives through charitable gifts that improve, enhance and expand the vitality of Emporia State University.
About the University:
“Emporia State University is a dynamic and progressive student-centered learning community that fosters student success through engagement in academic excellence, community and global involvement, and the pursuit of personal and professional fulfillment.”
Founded in 1863 as the Kansas State Normal School, the University offered an educational beacon to those courageous individuals who were settling in what was then the vast Midwestern prairie. The school’s first graduating class was comprised of two women in 1867. At that time, like many similar institutions, the primary offering was teacher education. Today, that emphasis has broadened to
include four distinct colleges and schools including the School of Business, the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, the School of Library and Information Management, and the Teachers College. More than
150,000 students have studied at ESU and moved into careers that have touched all corners of the world.
About the Community of Emporia, Kansas: Located at the doorstep of the beautiful Flint Hills between Kansas City and Wichita on Interstate 35, Emporia is a family-oriented and vibrant community of 25,000 residents. With the University as its anchor offering cultural and educational pursuits, the city provides a wide range of recreational, artistic and civic options.
The parks of Emporia are the flagship of recreation due to their variety and size. In all, Emporia’s 18 parks mass a little over 250 acres. The Jones Aquatic Center, the many city parks and the David Traylor Zoo all provide opportunities for fun and entertainment. Emporia’s Recreational Center offers a gymnasium that hosts basketball and volleyball games as well as many other athletic and recreational options. The municipal golf course is host to many regional tournaments. The new Emporia Arts Center is a center for the city's fine arts and artistic education and the historic Granada Theatre, constructed in 1929, offers a 1,400-seat capacity. Emporia is home of the Dirty Kanza ultra-endurance bicycling challenge, and also hosts many disc golf tournaments which attract national and international competitors.
Emporia is located conveniently between Kansas City (90 minutes to the northeast) and Wichita (90 minutes to the southwest). This location affords access to many of the activities offered by these communities as well as providing accessibility to a number of Fortune 500 companies.
“Emporia State University is a dynamic and progressive student-centered learning community that fosters student success through engagement in academic excellence, community and global involvement, and the pursuit of personal and professional fulfillment.”Founded in 1863 as the Kansas State Normal School, the University offered an educational beacon to those courageous individuals who were settling... in what was then the vast Midwestern prairie. The school’s first graduating class was comprised of two women in 1867. At that time, like many similar institutions, the primary offering was teacher education. Today, that emphasis has broadened to include four distinct colleges and schools including the School of Business, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Library and Information Management, and the Teachers College. More than 150,000 students have studied at ESU and moved into careers that have touched all corners of the world.