Job Summary: The Associate Director, Development is responsible for development-related programs. This may include Alumni Relations, Annual Giving, Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, and/or Stewardship.
Additional Department Summary: The Associate Director, Development will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospective donors for the University of Alabama Department of Athletics. This position will cultivate relationships with new individuals, corporations, and foundations in support of the fundraising efforts of the Crimson Tide Foundation. The primary focus will be on relationship cultivation through in-person donor visits and visits with previously unsolicited prospective donors. Typically solicits gifts including current gifts, pledges, and planned gifts. Independently prioritizes tasks set in consultation with supervisors. The Associate Director will work closely with other athletic department fundraisers to coordinate and collaborate in order to maximize gift potential for Alabama Athletics. This position will be responsible for monthly revenue and productivity goals.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of experience; OR Master's degree.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Ability to travel locally and regionally. Night, weekend, and holiday work is required on occasion. Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier. Travel required.
Skills and Knowledge: A successful candidate will be a self-motivated, results-oriented individual with a demonstrated ability to effectively develop and manage a portfolio of donors and donor prospects. Candidate will have superb oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills while maintaining a positive attitude. Ability to use personal computer for word processing and to use other standard software packages
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of experience, in development, fundraising, sales, or public relations; OR Master's degree and (2) years of experience in development, fundraising, sales, or public relations. Knowledge in the areas of planned giving. Prefer experience in Intercollegiate Athletics, Higher Education or Not for Profit Organization. Prefer degree in Business Administration, Sports Administration, Marketing, Management, or related field. Knowledge of Paciolan and Blackbaud CRM is preferred.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster
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