Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Development- Annual Fund, this position will work as a member of the Athletic Development Office team with specific responsibility for managing, developing, implementing and evaluating specific aspects of the annual fund program.
- Provide support in stewardship and internal operations.
- Manage a portfolio of 100-150 donors and prospects for cultivation and gift solicitation
- Work with Athletics staff, campus partners, donors, and volunteers to identify, cultivate and solicit existing donors and donor prospects with the capacity to make $2,500-$10,000 gifts.
- Provide support for all annual fund marketing and outreach efforts.
- Develop initiatives to increase contributions to the annual fund and total number of donors.
- Provide assistance with internal operations and donor/prospect research.
- Implement donor benefits including planning and fulfilling certain special events, ticket and parking related benefits;
- Assist with major gift efforts for facility projects and endowments.
- Assist with suite and club seat sales efforts.
- Provide game-day hospitality to donors and potential donors.
This position requires night and weekend work as well as some regional and national travel.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree is required. A minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in development, sales, marketing or related field is required. The most qualified candidates will also possess: an understanding of a major research institution of higher education and an interest in promoting its intercollegiate athletics program; strong written, interpersonal and organizational skills; self-directed, team player with personal integrity and has a strong work ethic; the ability to multi-task and work effectively with a diverse range of individuals including UW Athletics colleagues, campus partners, prominent alumni and business/ community leaders, current and former student-athletes, and; a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Paciolan is preferred.
Conditions of Appointment: This is a 100% Academic Staff appointment. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:55 p.m. CDT, on the assured consideration date. Please complete the online application here: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/504254/assistant-director-of-development and attach a cover letter referencing your qualifications and experiences, a comprehensive resume, and current contact information for three professional references. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
Special Note: UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s).
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Internal Number: 219978
About University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison dedicates itself to the mission of providing athletic opportunities to a wide range of students in an environment in which all student-athletes can achieve their academic and competitive goals. The Division strives to provide equitable opportunities for all student-athletes and fosters the principles of sportsmanship, respect and fair play on the field of play. The Division sponsors teams in 23 sports (12 women, 11 men) competing under the regulatory guidelines established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Big Ten Conference, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA).
UW-Madison is located in the heart of Madison which is the state capital and the state's second largest city. Madison has a solid and long standing national reputation as a vibrant and thriving city.