Under the direction of the Assistant AD/Director of Catamount Club, responsibilities of the Associate Director of Catamount Club or Director of Development position include, but are not limited to:
• Lead a team of development officers responsible for the financial output of the Athletics Annual Fund, the Student Catamount Club, Greek Challenge, former student-athletes, and Young Alumni Program. • Actively work to grow the Catamount Club annual fund membership and special projects through on and off campus visits. • Work with the Assistant AD/Director of Catamount Club and Director of Development Operations to ensure a successful fundraising operation. • Assist the Assistant AD/Director of Catamount Club in the development, implementation, and execution of strategies, policies, goals, and objectives related to fundraising for Western Carolina University Athletics. • Work as a part of the University Development team to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward of annual fund donors and major gift prospects and serve as the liaison to the Division of University Advancement when requested by the Assistant AD/Director of Catamount Club. • Execute marketing, solicitation and promotional strategies of the Catamount Club. • Work with the Assistant AD/Director of Catamount Club and Director of Development Operations to ensure data integrity within the CRM Fundraising systems, Neulion, and Raiser’s Edge. • Manage direct mail communications with the donor base including solicitations and renewals. • Lead in the supervision of donor parking priority and donor ticket priority. • Assist in the coordination of Catamount Club special events including the Catamount Golf Tour, Student Athlete Scholarship Banquet, Catamount Club publications, Team Reunions, and the Catamount Club phoneathon. • Execute all game day fundraising activities including pre-game events for Football, Basketball, and Baseball. • Undertake other duties as assigned by the Assistant AD/Director of Catamount Club.
Bachelor’s degree required. Degree must be from an appropriately accredited institution. Candidate must have a minimum of two years full-time experience in Fundraising, preferably in Collegiate Athletics. This position involves local and occasional out of state travel. Flexibility, including necessity of frequent night and weekend work, is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Minimum of four years full-time experience. Supervision of staff or experience leading a team. Master’s degree preferred.
Internal Number: #000081
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