As the advancement officer for athletics, in collaboration with the Shepherd University Office of Advancement is responsible for independently planning and executing a comprehensive and complex strategy to promote and optimize philanthropic support to SU Athletics from prospects locally and regionally including solicitation of major gifts, annual giving, development of corporate sponsorships and planned giving instruments.
- Serve as member of the athletics department senior administrative staff; involved with long and short-term planning, development of policies, development of the budget, etc. - On behalf of the Vice President for Athletics, develops, facilitates implementation and ensures adherence to policies, procedures, and protocols for all facets of the external operations. - Manage the Department of Athletics Corporate Partnership Program in conjunction with the Vice President of Athletics. - Establish protocol and preparation of written materials for external operations while assuring that best practices are in place and that relevant and innovative messages are developed for diverse demographic and geographic constituents. - Manage assigned Department of Athletics events and serve as the game administrator for assigned home athletic events, to include promotions, ticket sales and pregame activities. - Manage and coordinates the external relations for the athletic department, including community engagement, game environment, sponsorships, fundraising and special events. - Oversee all activities associated with the areas of athletic social media, marketing & promotions, game day operations, and ticket sales. - Serve as the primary coordinator for all Athletic special events (Hall of Fame banquet, Golf Tournaments, Athletic Awards Banquet, etc.) - Coordinate directly with University Foundation with regards to gift processing to ensure procedures are compliant and viable. - Analyze known and projected requirements to develop a budget for External Operations. Ensure operations function within the budgetary limitations. - Serve a significant role in facilitation of the Department of Athletics Booster Club and fundraising by leading in the planning, hosting, and the evaluating of events. - Ensure compliance with all University, Shepherd University Foundation, NCAA Division II & Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Rules and Regulations. - Represent the Vice President for Athletics on select committees and working groups. Fill in for the Vice President for Athletics in his absence as a senior person on sight when needed. - Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Athletics.
Bachelor’s degree 3 years documented success in major gift fundraising or related field
Shepherd University is a state-supported institution within the West Virginia system of higher education. From its beginnings over 150 years ago, the University has evolved into a comprehensive center of higher learning, serving a number of related, yet distinct roles:
The University offers baccalaureate degrees in a wide range of fields, encompassing the liberal arts, business administration, teacher education, the social and natural sciences, and other career-oriented areas.
The University provides credit courses for individuals with no degree aspirations, but who seek to broaden and update their knowledge in either familiar or new fields of intellectual endeavor.
For the northern Shenandoah Valley region as a whole, the University is a center for noncredit continuing education, public service, and convenient citizen access to extensive programs in art, music, theater, athletics, and other areas of public interest. Shepherd University has a responsibility to extend its resources beyond the campus, bringing higher education closer to those who seek it.