Overview: Manage a portfolio of prospects for all 19 varsity sport programs and the Friars Forever Athletic Fund, including alumni, trustees, parents and friends. Work collaboratively with the Sr. Assistant Vice President/Associate Deputy AD/External Relations to secure maximum gifts in support of the College’s priorities and mission.
Essential Duties: Responsible for the direct cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals capable of making gifts of $50,000 or more to the College over five years, with a specific focus on gifts of $100,000 or more in an effort to assist the team in annual gifts of $7,000,000 annually. Maintain a schedule of 30+ personal contacts with prospects per month. Submit written reports of each individual cultivation/solicitation meeting and forward copies to the Director of Major Gifts.
Attend all men’s basketball home games and select road games, as well as select ice hockey games to cultivate and steward donors and fans. Collaborate with the Sr. Assistant VP/Associate Deputy AD/External Relations on all aspects of athletic fundraising events, including, but not limited to NCAA Tournaments, Friar Golf Classic, Vision Cup Golf Outings, the Annual Big East Fundraiser, sports specific golf outings, hall of Fame ceremonies, jersey retirements, season ticket holder parties, Alumni and Homecoming Weekends, and other annual events.
Assume advancement responsibility for 19 intercollegiate sport programs. Work closely with the coaches and administrators in these programs to annually increase fundraising levels through annual giving to achieve consistent giving and high levels of donor participation for each sport program.
Oversee the management of the Ticket Office staff under the supervision of the Sr. Assistant Vice President/Associate Deputy AD/External Relations. Attend weekly ticket/marketing meetings, sell season tickets, and assist in the management of ticket and staff employees.
Serve as sport administrator for one or more sport programs as assigned by the Athletic Director. Meet weekly with coaching staff, review schedules and contracts, approve team travel itineraries, conduct annual performance appraisals of head coach and establish annual goals. Conduct annual program audits, meet with prospective student-athletes to assist coaches in the recruitment process and review and evaluate senior exit interview survey information. Provide insight and guidance in development of program(s) budget, travel with team(s) once per year and attend BIG EAST and NCAA tournament games and sport specific special events including career engagement events for Student Affairs.
Marginal Duties: Perform all other duties as may be required.
Education and Experience Required:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required.
Three to five years’ of previous fundraising experience in higher education or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Travel and nights/weekend work required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
Providence College, a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Catholic institution of higher education conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars, seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. The College is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment that supports all of its students, faculty, and staff. All members of the community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning experience valuing differences and practicing inclusion. We invite applications from qualified individuals who possess the experience, knowledge, and commitment to work within a diverse learning environment. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Providence College is an equal opportunity employer.
Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the... part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.