Under the direction of the Associate Athletic Director for External Operations, the Director of Events & Engagement will aid in the development of a comprehensive stewardship and growth program for Portland State Athletics. They will play a lead role in the planning and execution of all external stakeholder engagement events. This position will work closely with the Associate Athletic Director for Development and the PSU Foundation to ensure collaboration with all University Development initiatives. The foremost mission of this role is to promote a culture of philanthropy, aid in driving donation revenue, increase support from external constituents, and elevate engagement with all PSU Athletics supporters and partners.
The candidate will have excellent communication skills, and collaborate frequently with a variety of university stakeholders and donors. The successful candidate will also be able to accept and respond positively to direction, and complete job duties independently, on-time and with precision. The Director should have a working knowledge and understanding of all NCAA rules and regulations.
A Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience in project management, event planning/coordination, stewardship, fundraising or a related field. An understanding of fundraising fundamentals and the ability to apply them to a strategic vision. Knowledge of/desire to build a career in athletics, sports and/or entertainment industry. Experience in working with relational databases and solid computer skills. The ability to manage several tasks or projects simultaneously, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, a demonstrated commitment to customer service, and a track record in building quality relationships. The capacity to achieve superior results working independently and as a member of a creative team in high-pressure situations. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills.
About Portland State University
Portland State’s 49-acre downtown campus is located in the heart of one of America’s most vibrant centers of culture, business and technology. We are recognized throughout the world for programs like Urban Planning, Social Work, and Environmental Studies that directly engage the community, and aim our students towards the creation of a better, more sustainable world.The Vikings compete at the NCAA Division I level in basketball, soccer, volleyball, golf, tennis, softball, indoor and outdoor track and field, and cross country. The university has been a member of the Big Sky Conference since 1996. Along with the other Big Sky football programs, Viking football takes-part in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).