Associate Director of Development

  University (OR)
  West Region
  Administration/Management
  Posted/Updated: 07/22/19



Job Summary

Job Overview

  • Works as part of the Athletic Fund to promote university fundraising priorities and image to alumni, parents, and friends of the University.
  • Responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and new prospects.
  • This position will concentrate on gifts in the “leadership annual giving” ($2,500 - $24,999) and non-major gift ($25,000 - $99,999) ranges.
  • Occasional work in the major gift ($100k+) range is possible depending upon donor interest but is not a focus of the position.
  • This position is field-oriented, requiring frequent travel and direct contact with donors and donor prospects.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues in the assigned unit, Development, and across the university to identify new prospects and strategically cultivate alumni, parents, and friends.
  • The Associate Director will be responsible for meeting fundraising goals as they relate to the strategic needs of the university and the assigned unit, priority, or region.
  • Performance, as measured against these goals, will be evaluated annually.
  • Reporting directly to the Associate Athletic Director, this position is part of the Athletic Fund development program.
  • Solicits gifts to support the priorities of the Athletic Fund and contributes to donor pipeline strategies and development.
  • Up to 25% travel within Oregon as well as to cities in other states which may not be regularly served by public transportation is an essential expectation of this position.
  • This position is jointly funded by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and University Advancement.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of professional experience in development for an NCAA Division I institution;
  • OR two years of volunteer experience in a development field;
  • OR three years’ experience in a closely related field such as corporate sales or recruiting

Professional Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and a strong sense of donor-driven customer service.
  • Ability to make a persuasive verbal and written case for supporting key programs and projects, effectively matching the interests of prospective donors to specific university needs.
  • Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office software suite or equivalent software package; preference for familiarity with development or sales databases.
  • Ability to interact, communicate, and work effectively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • If work experience is in a non-development field, preference will be given to those with relevant experience in the development field.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate development events.
  • Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.


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