VCU Athletics seeks a Director of Ram Athletic Fund to develop relationships and financial support for all areas of the athletic department by cultivating and soliciting friends, alumni, and parents.
- Prospect, cultivate, solicit and steward primarily annual gifts and select major gifts; - Maintain list of 100 (or more) annual and major gift prospects and donors; - Conduct and document 100-125 significant interactions with donors during the academic year; - Plan and develop special projects and major department events to increase donor base; - Assist with identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects for Capital Campaign/Special Projects; - Develop, install and execute annual fundraising strategies to enhance Ram Athletic Fund totals; - Implement and manage young student-athlete alumni outreach program; - Coordinate individual sport fundraising for specified sports; - Implement and manage young alumni giving society; - Oversee social media strategies for Ram Athletic Fund; and - Other duties as assigned.
- Must have an advanced degree or training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree; - Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU; - Minimum of one (1) to two (2) years' experience in fundraising required, preferably at the intercollegiate athletics level; - Strong oral and written communications skills required; and - Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising principles.
- Three (3) years' experience in fundraising, preferably at the intercollegiate athletics level; - Working knowledge of Paciolan software; and - Demonstrated knowledge of donor management software.
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