Reporting to the Director of Athletic Fundraising will be responsible for all aspects of annual fund, fundraising events, and alumni relations for the Athletic Department.
Serve as a liaison for the Athletic Department on all Advancement activities; Alumni Relations, Annual Giving, Major Gifts and Special Events to increase donor participation and philanthropic support to Athletics.
Work with the Director of Fundraising to develop a comprehensive advancement plan for the Athletic Department.
Further, coordinate with the individual sport coaches to determine a comprehensive advancement plan inclusive of constituent engagement, communications, events, solicitation and stewardship for each sport.
In conjunction with the University Annual Fund Team, develop a comprehensive solicitation strategy for mail, phone, text, email, and in-person solicitations to drive annual revenue to the Athletic Department.
Manage Digital Strategies for Solicitation & Stewardship Efforts: Serve as the day-to-day lead on all integrated digital fundraising campaigns, including planning, execution, performance tracking, data segmentation, creative direction, editorial review and approval process management.
Develop strategy to define and expand the Athletic Department’s Blue and Gold Club and other special giving clubs in support of LIU Athletics.
Develop a suite of collateral materials to support athletic fundraising inclusive of event invitations, annual fund solicitations/brochures, and Case for Support materials.
As part of the Athletic External Operations team, establish key working relationships with Athletic Department personnel, specifically the Athletic Administration and coaches of individual sports.
Other related duties as assigned by the Director of Athletic Fundraising and/or the Athletic Director.
Bachelor's degree required, masters preferred from a recognized college or university.
Minimum of three years relevant experience with a proven track record in advancement or athletics.
The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
High level relationship building skills and internal organizational skills is a must.
Experience in higher education and managing multiple projects in a fast paced environment is preferred.
Experience in athletics an NCAA Division I institution is preferred.
Prior fundraising experience and knowledge of advancement functions in complex organizations preferred.
About Long Island University
One of the largest private universities in the nation, Long Island University maintains a storied legacy of championship athletics, exhibited by 23 National Championships, 200+ Conference Championships, 350+ All-Americans, 68 Professional Draft Picks and 6 Olympians.
LIU has two distinct campuses, an 11-acre self-contained campus in the heart of downtown Brooklyn, and a 320-acre campus in Brookville, New York on Long Island’s iconic North Shore. Both campuses boast state-of-the-art facilities and a devoted, passionate fan base. LIU’s student body population consists of 16,000 students from 48 states and 80 countries. Its global network of 200,000 alumni include industry leaders and numerous professional athletes.
The University was recently named by Forbes as one of ten “hot colleges in the making,” and recognized for excellence by The Brookings Institution, Colleges of Distinction and The Princeton Review.