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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. With over 650 student-athletes competing throughout UW's 22 sports programs, the department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to a leading-edge student-athlete experience, and offering student-athletes the ability to compete for NCAA, IRA, and Pac-12 championships while working toward a degree from one of the world's leading public research universities.
Washington Athletes has an outstanding opportunity for a. Assistant Director of Athletic Fund Development
This position reports to the Assistant Athletic Director for Advancement and works closely with the Assistant Director of Fund Development. Working as a key member of the Annual Giving team the Assistant Director works to consistently offer high levels of customer service and stewardship to Tyee Club members while continually growing the donor base and raising annual funds for Husky Athletics. This position interacts daily with donors and prospective donors to connect them to Husky Athletics and offer them exciting intercollegiate experiences.
This Assistant Director will also collaborate across the Tyee Club team offering support and leadership on projects regarding digital communication and be responsible for enhancing our internal, external and social communication initiatives to improve how we connect with our donors, fans and the Husky community. Analytics, reporting and data operations will also play a key component in this role to provide a clear picture of progress and guide revenue strategy.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Annual Giving Initiatives
Manage annual fundraising campaigns with concentration on development strategies for all areas of philanthropic support for non-seat related donors. Duties include department wide strategies for crowdfunding, collaboration with central campus development team and creating new initiatives.
Develop and execute the annual campaign related to the Competitive Edge Fund with a goal to exceed $3 million in annual revenue.
Coordinate and help strategize the overall athletics annual solicitation calendar.
Assist with annual football and basketball seat-related contribution renewal projects.
Customer Service and Stewardship
Provide a direct contact for donors on a day to day basis offering excellent customer service, providing solutions to problems and educating them on Tyee Club policies and the priority point system.
Maintain a staff assigned segment of Tyee Club donors to provide specialized one-on-one stewardship, prospecting and excellent customer service.
Work with the Annual Giving, Stewardship and Events Teams to ensure a great game day experience in all premium seating areas with a primary focus on football accounts that hold Luxury Suites in Husky Stadium.
Manage donor parking for football and men’s and women’s basketball programs from a Tyee Club perspective and collaborate with ticket office personnel to allocate parking and provide a seamless overall experience for donors.
Lead quarterly broad-based donor events related to stewardship for various giving levels.
Data Operations, Reporting and Analytics
Use knowledge and skills to operate daily in various donor databases. Programs used regularly include Paciolan (Ticketing) Advantage (Donor) and Advance (UW Advancement).
Partner with the UW Foundation and the Husky Ticket Office to help maintain consistent information flow and accurate data between their respective databases and the Tyee Club database, Advantage.
Perform quantitative and qualitative gift analysis and present reports to senior leadership and the team tracking progress and goals.
Using these findings work collaboratively within the annual team to help devise giving strategies and drive revenue.
Lead the annual team to develop and execute social media efforts to enhance awareness of the Tyee Club, overall donor stewardship and fundraising efforts including collaboration with external relations teams within the department and across campus.
Serve as part of the Tyee Club marketing committee as a key player in all Tyee Club communication efforts.
Assist in monitoring and creating Tyee Club web site content and interactive communication.
Men’s and Women’s Basketball
Work with the Assistant Athletic Director for Advancement to retain and grow the basketball donor base. In collaboration with the Husky Ticket Office manage activities related to men’s and women’s basketball seat-related giving.
Serve as the Tyee Club point person for both basketball programs in regards to annual fund events as well as managing away and post-season ticket allotments.
Work closely with other departments within Husky Athletics including the Husky Ticket Office, Outside Sales Team, Marketing, Media Relations, Facilities and Special Events to enhance donor contributions and seat sales.
As assigned, work with other internal and external volunteer and/or donor groups under the Tyee Club umbrella which may include groups such as the Tyee Sports Council, Young Tyee Club and the Tyee Club graduate assistant staff.
Perform related duties as required.
Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Pacific-12 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.
Bachelor’s Degree and three years of experience in institutional development, communications, or other development experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
A strong background in direct marketing or sales may be substituted. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience with digital communication and social media. Experience working within a collegiate athletics environment, knowledge of University of Washington Athletics, and/or the Puget Sound region desirable.
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