Director of Development for Athletics - University of La Verne in La Verne California

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University of La Verne

La Verne, California


United States
(20150165SA)

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Detailed Job Description

The primary function of the Director of Development for Athletics will be to identify, cultivate, solicit and secure philanthropic support from individuals, corporations and foundations for the University of La Verne’s Athletics Department. Reporting to the University’s Assistant Vice President of Major and Annual Gifts, the Director of Development will design, implement, and manage a comprehensive fundraising campaign that will include an annual fund as well as fundraising programs for individuals, private foundations, and corporations.

The University of La Verne is a 123-year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with a strong emphasis on teaching excellence, community engagement, and an increasing commitment to research and publication. The University offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The University is a NCAA Division III member and fields 18 teams (9 men’s, 9 women’s).

The successful candidate will be joining the institution at a significant time. The University is implementing its recently completed 2020 Strategic Plan, and is now in the beginning stages of launching its first-ever comprehensive campaign. In 2015, the University earned a prestigious Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification. In 2014, the White House named the University a recipient of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The successful candidate will play a significant role on campus as the University implements its strategic vision, plans its campaign, and moves into the future.

Specific Duties

1) The Director of Development will be a mission-driven individual responsible for achieving annual and campaign fundraising goals by developing, implementing, and managing a comprehensive fundraising program for the Department of Athletics. The incumbent will have an affinity and enthusiasm for athletics.
2) Working with the Assistant Vice President, the incumbent will set annual and campaign fundraising goals. The incumbent will secure annual and leadership gift commitments by: 1) designing an annual fund campaign for the Department of Athletics; 2) maintaining a portfolio of at least 120 prospects (individuals, corporations, and foundations) capable of donating between $1,200 to $25K or more; and 3) conducting 10 – 15 personal visits per month with prospective donors (for a minimum of 120 visits annually).
3) In collaboration with the Assistant Vice President, Director of the Annual Fund, campaign counsel, and others, the incumbent will formulate, define and implement cultivation, solicitation and stewardship opportunities; identify and engage current volunteers; continually identify new prospective donors and volunteers; and facilitate appropriate relationships between current and prospective major donors and the university president, and the Department of Athletics’ administrators, faculty, and staff.
4) The incumbent will work closely with the Athletic Director, coaches, trainers, and administrators of the Department of Athletics to design, implement, and manage the fundraising plan for their priority programs.
5) The incumbent will acquire and maintain a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the University’s and the Department’s mission, goals, and current academic and other programs.
6) This position requires a flexible work schedule, including some evening and weekend meetings, and local, regional, and national travel to engage with alumni, parents, and others.
7) Complete other assignments as directed by University Advancement.

Minimum Qualifications

1) Bachelor’s degree required.
2) The successful candidate must have three to five years fundraising experience and proven success in designing, implementing, and managing a comprehensive fundraising plan, preferably in a higher education setting. He/she should be able to demonstrate successful experience and effectiveness in prospect identification, relationship building, and solicitation.
3) The successful candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal and organizational skills; have strong attention to detail; be goal and results-oriented; self-motivated; and possess the ability to make independent decisions. He/she must be a collaborative and team-oriented individual; demonstrate sound judgment when dealing with a wide range of relationships and situations; and possess the ability to maintain enthusiasm for hard work, changing priorities, and multiple deadlines. He/she must have the ability to interact well with a diverse community of faculty, students, and constituents.
4) He/she will have an affinity and enthusiasm for athletics.
5) The successful candidate should demonstrate commitment to the University’s core values of Ethical Reasoning, Service to Community, Lifelong Learning, and Diversity and Inclusivity.

Preferred Qualifications

Benefits Summary

The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.

Benefits Summary

The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.

Location

La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions to Applicants

Open Date

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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