Assistant Director of Development - Sycamore Athletic Fund
Indiana State University - Sycamore Athletic Fund
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $20.30 - $23.07 per hour
Internal Number: 35886
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of University Advancement, the Assistant Director of Development/Sycamore Athletic Fund is charged with managing relationships and securing support from donors to the Department of Athletics. This position will support and coordinate fundraising efforts for the Department of Athletics and will report to the Assistant Director of Athletics/Director of the Sycamore Athletic Fund. This individual will manage a personal portfolio of 75 – 125 leadership gift-level prospects and will focus on the priority fundraising needs for the Department of Athletics. This individual should have a development background with a progressive track record of successful fundraising. The ideal candidate cares deeply about garnering support for Sycamore Athletics and the advancement profession.
Qualify, cultivate, and solicit prospective donors at the annual leadership gift level. Specifically, raise funds for the strategic philanthropic initiatives of the Department of Athletics. Develop and propose strategies for solicitation of gifts, including determining ongoing relationships with donors/prospects, recommending specific purpose and levels of giving, identifying those to be involved in the cultivation and solicitation process and assure solicitations are carried out. Perform a minimum of 20 face to face visits per month and meet an annual fundraising goal as determined by the Associate Vice President of University Advancement and the Assistant Director of Athletics/Director of the Sycamore Athletic Fund. Provide timely reporting of fundraising goals and progress toward those goals.
Collaborate with the athletic department on fundraising goals and initiatives. Responsible for setting annual fundraising goals and cultivation and solicitation with the Associate Vice President of University Advancement and the Assistant Director of Athletics/Director of the Sycamore Athletic Fund. Support athletic staff (coaches and administration), with fundraising-related needs such as donor questions, reporting, stewardship, etc. Update donor and prospect records by entering accurate and timely contact reports into database.
Coordinate an effective program for recognition, involvement and stewardship of athletics donors in coordination with the Executive Director of Stewardship and Constituent Relations. Ensure stewardship plans are coordinated and executed by advancement team. Manage parking for men’s and women’s basketball games, including lot assignment for season ticket holders based on priority points and giving levels, as well as all game day parking responsibilities. Assist with the implementation of donor stewardship activities such as pre-game and post-game socials, suite invitations, game day special promotions, road game functions, travel and post-season trips.
Attend athletic events with emphasis on men’s basketball, women’s basketball, football and baseball and select events as donor cultivation is required. Contribute to the design, development and production of promotional and communication materials including brochures, newsletters, invitations and flyers by working in conjunction with internal and external partners.
About Indiana State University - Sycamore Athletic Fund
Founded in 1865, Indiana State University is a regional residential public institution focused on undergraduate education and offering masters and doctoral degrees in select areas. Classified as an engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation, Indiana State University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Honor Roll for Community Service each year since its creation. With 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Indiana State University has the most diverse student population in Indiana.
Indiana State University is located in Terre Haute, Indiana, a city known as the “Crossroads of America” for its position on the National Road (US 40) and the major North-South road US 41. Terre Haute has a great Midwestern esthetic and college-town feel and serves as a regional hub for commerce, arts, sports, cultural events, and medical services. In addition to Indiana State University, the community is home to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, IvyTech Community College, and Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College. Indiana has been recognized for low cost of living and strong fiscal stability. Indiana State University is adjacent to vibrant downtown Terre Haute, with the commu...te to shopping, food, housing, arts, sports, and entertainment located within 15 minutes of campus. Indianapolis, St. Louis, Chicago, and Cincinnati are easily accessible.
Indiana State University is perennially listed by both Forbes and the Princeton Review as one of the top schools in the Midwest. U.S. News Best Colleges rankings describe Indiana State University as pedestrian friendly and beautifully landscaped, and the university has been recognized by Princeton Review as one the most environmentally responsible colleges. Indiana State University’s commitment to community engagement and public service further distinguishes the institution. Students are motivated to apply both knowledge and creativity with local surrounding communities and counties.