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Bachelor’s degree required
Three to five years of experience in fundraising or closely related/comparable field
Defined success in sales, philanthropic fundraising and project management
Available to manage 50% travel, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, when needed
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Fundraising and philanthropic efforts to include:
Reach defined fundraising goals in dollars and members as set by senior-level administration
Solicitation of constituents for major gifts and benefit fulfillment to active donors and prospects
Work off assigned prospect list to evaluate, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors
Use data and prospecting tools to find new constituents interested in Appalachian State Athletics
Add Value to overarching athletic development unit to successfully reach and grow financial and membership goals on annual basis
Game day responsibilities and coordination
Donor/Prospect management reports
Athletic Development strategic planning support
Cultivate leadership donors/prospects and solicit their support
Work with head coaches to ensure annual fundraising initiatives are successful
Experienced relationship builder with excellent communication skills and ability to be responsive, resourceful, and relationship-oriented
Experience in athletics and/or higher education preferred
Sound knowledge of laws, practices, and philosophy of charitable giving
Excellent oral and written communication skills with an entrepreneurial mindset
Demonstrated ability to work within a campus culture that includes a diverse array of personalities, and cohesively manage conflicting expectations
Knowledge of Computer Systems for prospect, donor, and ticketing management
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.