The Director of Premium Seating and Major Gifts will work as a member of the Athletics Development Team with specific responsibility for developing, marketing and evaluating the premium seating program and making recommendations to the Executive Director of Athletic Development regarding policy changes and improvements.
He/she will also serve as a primary point of contact for selected suite holders, court-side seat holders, and other preferred seating customers, assisting them with any issues related to tickets, parking or any other athletic department related request or need.
The Director of Premium Seating and Major Gifts works with athletics staff, campus partners, and others to identify, cultivate and solicit existing donors and prospects with the capacity to make gifts of $25,000 or more while managing a portfolio of 75-100 donors and prospects.
Responsibilities: Develop market and annually evaluate the premium seating program and make recommendations regarding policy changes and improvements. Provide leadership and direction to the other members of the Athletics Development Team as it pertains to all premium seating programs and initiatives.
Collaborate with athletics staff, campus partners and others to identify, cultivate and solicit existing donors and prospects with the capacity to make annual gifts of $25,000 or more, while managing a portfolio of 75-100 prospects.
Serve as a primary point of contact for selected suite holders, courtside seat holders, and other preferred seating customers, assisting them with any issues related to tickets, parking or any other athletic department related request or need.
Other duties as assigned.
• Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of successful experience in premium seating, major gift fund raising and/or managing high-level customer relationships, preferably in a college or university setting.
• Experience in Division I Athletics strongly preferred.
• Knowledge of the Archtics ticketing software preferred.
Job Specific Qualifications:
• Demonstrated ability to generate revenue and private philanthropic support and to bring closure to gifts/sales. • Familiarity and understanding of current issues in intercollegiate athletics and higher education. • Ability to direct and perform confidential detailed work with accuracy under deadline pressure. • Mature and professional attitude, donor/client focus and the ability to manage and direct multiple tasks simultaneously. • Working knowledge of and familiarity with NCAA rules and regulations, particularly those impacting representatives of the institution’s athletics interests. • Ability to work with University and donor database systems. • Impeccable integrity and the ability to work in a collaborative environment. • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Interested candidates should appy online at https://www.sujobopps.com (job # 034960).
Internal Number: 034960
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.