•Serve as a full-time fundraiser focused on securing leadership annual gifts ranging from $500 to $10,000 •Oversee the sales and service efforts for the premium seating areas (suites, skybox, open air-boxes, tailgate terrace, Grove, RV Grove, courtside and riser seats, first and third base line and Hawk’s Nest) at ULM football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and softball games. •Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects, develop effective moves management strategies, and lead prospects through the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship cycle •Work with University legal counsel and ULM Foundation Operational team to create, collect, and maintain database of premium seating contracts and addendums •Research and implement industry best practices to create and execute leadership annual giving, membership programs, and premium seating sales strategies •Make phone calls and other introductory contacts to secure appointments with prospects in order to solicit annual gifts and premium seating commitments to the ULMAF •Develop key donor segment programs and initiatives to secure new donors and renewals at the leadership annual giving level •Focus on annual giving initiatives designed to secure renewals and reengage lapsed donors •Collaborate with the Assistant Director of Annual Giving to develop and implement donor programs such as the recent grad program and former student-athlete initiatives aimed to increase Annual Fund dollars •Assist the Assistant Director of Annual Giving with sales of all donor ticket, parking, and tailgating/RV •Serve as staff liaison with ULMAF Board of Directors and assist with other volunteer fundraising efforts as assigned •Enter contact reports and proposals into the Development (Raiser’s Edge) system in a timely manner •Maintain accuracy of records through entering contact reports and providing updates to donor database; following data policies and guidelines for requesting reports and use of data •Ensure timely fulfillment of ULMAF membership benefits by working with vendors to choose, design, order, and mail annual giving membership packets, as well as high-end benefits for top ULMAF members •Work with Director of Athletics and Assistant Director of Annual Giving to set individual performance goals and priorities annually •Actively participate in ULMAF and ULM Advancement staff meetings and retreats •Assist the University President, President’s Office and Athletic Director with coordination and oversight of his/her respective Football Skyboxes and guest parking •Initiate planning and coordination of ULMAF annual events including but not limited to Quarterback Club luncheons, The Pursuit, and Night of Champions, to increase donor engagement and recruit new fans to premium areas •Knowledge of donor database Raiser’s Edge and financial database Financial Edge •Knowledge of AXS ticket System •Must be available to work nights and weekends •Other duties as assigned
Minimum qualifications includes a bachelor’s degree, preferred; collegiate experience preferred:
2-4 years of experience, with a preference given to a background in fundraising or sales
A strong affinity toward and understanding of intercollegiate athletics, including an interest in enhancing the student-athlete experience through philanthropy
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Knowledge of communication and donor best practices;
Organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and details effectively;
Capable of crafting professional documentation;
Must be able to work independently or as part of a team
Ability to think critically and exercise sound judgment and decision making
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of constituencies;
Must maintain a thorough knowledge of NCAA, Sun Belt, and ULM rules and regulations.
Must have good attention to detail and the ability to note errors and inconsistencies;
Ability to meet established deadlines;
Proficient knowledge of Financial Edge, Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and AXS Ticketing System
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