The Athletics Development Assistant is responsible for assisting in the generation of revenue through fundraising, development activities in the Eagles Club, sport program friends groups and alumni relations for the Athletic Department. The incumbent will be responsible for soliciting memberships and donations for the annual athletics fund and increasing attendance at major department events. This position manages and maintains development and special event databases, schedules events and meetings, and creates and maintains athletic development publications. The incumbent signs and secures contracts with vendors for special events and functions. The Assistant provides administrative and operational support to the external operations team within the athletics department.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
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A high school diploma or its equivalent is required. A Bachelor's degree is preferred.
Two years’ experience in supporting a fundraising or development function or other related experience
Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
Experience in a college athletic department desired
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
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