POSITION SUMMARY: The Assistant Director of Development is a professional fundraising position for the Green Wave Club. The Assistant Director identifies prospective donors, cultivates donor relationships, and solicits donations or gifts from individuals, corporations, or foundations. This position stewards Athletics’ donors and prospective donors. The Assistant Director is involved with all aspects of generating private donor support for Tulane Athletics. This position works closely with Central Development and athletic leadership.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Identifies, cultivates, and solicits annual fund and major gift donations or monetary giving commitments from donors. Maintains a monthly minimum level of appointments or calls. Monitors activities to determine effectiveness and maximize contributions. Personally visits donors as directed or as appropriate in an effort to promote fundraising efforts and coordinates with supervisor when necessary. (50%) 2. Maintains daily internal operations and project management at the assignment of the Assistant Athletic Director of Development. (40%) 3. NCAA Related: Ensures that all Department of Athletics and University related activities operate in full compliance with university, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. Attends and participates in scheduled compliance seminars and complies with all the Athletic Department’s efforts to monitor compliance with NCAA regulations. Seeks interpretations from the compliance staff before acting when necessary. Reports potential rules violations immediately. Completes required compliance paperwork in a timely and efficient manner. Monitors all of their areas and/or programs activities closely to maintain compliance with applicable rules and regulations. (5%) 4. Perform other duties as requested or required, whether or not specifically mentioned in this job description. (5%)
ANTICIPATED VACANY TIMELINE: 1. Position #1 - April 2021 2. Position #2 - May 2021 3. Position #3 - June 2021
Required Education and Experience:
1-year direct fundraising or transferable experience (marketing, admissions, public relations, alumni relations, volunteer management, or sales experience)
High School diploma or equivalent
7 years directly related experience
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Experience writing and preparing fundraising solicitations and gift proposals
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, public speaking and presentation skills
Excellent organizational skills, to include the ability to prioritize projects and meet established deadlines
Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as necessary in the performance of assigned duties is required
Must have the ability to demonstrate uncompromised judgment and discretion with regard to interpersonal relationships both internally and externally
Must be able to maintain confidentiality and use upmost discretion when privy to sensitive information
Must have truly outstanding customer service and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to interact effectively with coaches, administrators, student athletes, perspective donors, external constituencies and vendors
Proven ability to multi-task effectively
Proficient computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets and other software necessary to the development operation
Travel with sport teams for away contests.
Thorough knowledge of NCAA and American Athletic Conference rules and regulations.
College athletics fundraising experience
Working knowledge of Advance and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
Internal Number: IRC20456
About Tulane University
Founded in 1834, Tulane is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, we take pride in being a part of this select group of 62 universities with “pre-eminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.” Our schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine and public health and tropical medicine. With a seventeen-sport program that competes in the American Athletic Conference, Tulane Athletics is on the rise, boasting one of the oldest and most storied athletics programs in the Southeast, and indeed the nation.
Tulane University is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.