Taxable benefits include tickets to UW intercollegiate home competitions. Non-local candidates may be eligible for a moving allowance.
Benefits: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 226036
Washington Athletics aims to inspire champions in competition and in the classroom. We exist to enrich the lives of students to positively impact our community and world for generations to come. Operating with the four core values of growth mindset, committed service, humility and grit, the Huskies choose to lead by example. All Husky Athletics staff make an IMPACT by committing to creating a purpose driven culture that impacts students and our greater community. We engage in GROWTH through dynamic conversations, embracing creativity, and recognizing that every challenge represents an opportunity to learn. We are a COMMUNITY who strive to create experiences for our stakeholders every single day. At our core is the belief that INCLUSION means creating spaces and places that reflect equity, advocacy and belonging for all.
With over 650 student-athletes participating in UW's 22 sports programs, the department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to providing student-athletes with the ability to compete for national and conference championships while working toward a degree from one of the world's leading public research universities.
Working under the general direction of the Assistant Athletic Director of Major Gifts and as a member of the Tyee Club Fund Development team, the Major Gifts Officer (MGO) partners with leaders, volunteers, and other development staff to identify, cultivate, and solicit major gift prospects for gifts in support of ICA. In particular, developing specific solicitation strategies to advance ICA fundraising priorities, and gift opportunities to the interests of potential donors consistent with established goals.
Frontline Fundraising –
Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects with emphasis on gifts of $50,000 or more and develop and implement cultivation/solicitation strategies for each assigned major gift prospect.
Identify and maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects, including Top 25 prospects who will be solicited for a major gift annually.
Develop and implement a solicitation strategy for each assigned major gift prospect which will include 150 or more annual substantive contacts and 15-20 annual proposals.
Establish personal goals, objectives and strategies for ICA, in consultation with the Assistant Athletic Director of Major Gifts.
Prepare and complete timely contact reports: prepare written proposals, background reports and other development materials for use during donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities.
Develop fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organization’s mission, priorities and goals both independently and collaboratively within a team.
Participate cooperatively in the University’s prospect management and tracking system.
Develop and manage a budget for outreach, travel and cultivation activities.
Relationship Management –
Demonstrated ability to establish, cultivate and steward strong relationships with donors and friends, to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust while aligning the donor’s passions and goals with the institution.
Serve as a liaison between ICA and prospective donors.
Become familiar with programs, priorities and goals in order to represent them to donors and prospective donors.
Collaborate and work cooperatively with staff in Planned Giving, Principal Giving, Annual Giving, and with Directors of Advancement and their staff members to identify and cultivate donors, as well as prepare solicitation strategies for assigned prospects.
Cultivation and solicitation with diverse communities and individuals that have not otherwise been approached.
Program Development and Management –
Design and implement advancement programs needed to sustain major gift and alumni support.
Adhere to the rules in education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Coordinate donor visits and events with university representatives, including administrators, coaches and student-athletes, when appropriate.
Prepare donor briefings and cultivation strategies.
Other duties as assigned.
Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
A bachelor’s degree and 5 years of progressively responsible experience in frontline fundraising, professional development/advancement, including major gift and campaign experience. An equivalent combination of comparable knowledge and skills may substitute for education and/or experience. Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc.
Knowledge of the integrated advancement model. Knowledge of alumni relations and development/advancement principles. Knowledge of UW Advancement policies and procedures, including use of the development database software Microsoft Dynamics. Experience at NCAA Division 1 athletic program, higher education, academic fundraising, public relations, marketing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Conditions of Employment:
Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice. Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and willing to travel when necessary. Frequent local and occasion out of state travel expected.
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