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Director of Development Athletics

Company: Lipscomb University
Location: Nashville
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Job Description:

Position Information

POSTING NUMBER
AS184P

POSITION
Director of Development Athletics

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY

Identify, engage, and successfully solicit individuals and corporations for the purposes of securing an increasing amount of major and annual gifts for Lipscomb University Athletics; plan and implement ongoing major gift activities in order to increase the number and size of private gifts; recruit and lead volunteers who support the development program; support donor relations with gift acknowledgment, stewardship, pledge fulfillment, and gift renewal for contributors; coordinate activities of gift societies where appropriate; plan and manage special events when appropriate.

JOB RELATED SKILLS

-Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Database management experience is preferred.
-Excellent verbal and written communications skills
-Strong organizational and execution skills
-Ability to work as a member of a team
-Self starter and can work independently as well.
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-Detail Oriented
-Excellent problem solving skills
-Deep commitment to confidentiality and operates with the highest level of integrity
-Values relationship and is committed to the mission of Lipscomb University

EDUCATION
Bachelor's Degree

EXPERIENCE
1 to 3 years

DESIRED START DATE

POSITION END DATE (IF TEMPORARY)

OPEN DATE
10/17/2017

CLOSE DATE

OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Yes

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS & INFORMATION

Willingness and ability to travel; possess and maintain a valid driver s license and be insurable under the university s auto fleet policy; ability to work as part of an organization without direct daily supervision; outstanding oral, written, and listening communications skills necessary to articulate departmental and institutional viewpoints, goals, priorities, and needs.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Church Membership: Church of Christ congregation

Education: Master s degree.

Experience: Three years of experience in fundraising; experience in athletics; experience with a capital campaign.

Other: Strong organizational management and interpersonal skills together with self-motivation and ability to motivate others, including staff, faculty, coaches, and volunteers; ability to work as a team member within a complex institution.

ABOUT LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY

Lipscomb University is a Christian institution committed to creating students whose academic excellence, faith and practice, and community service reflect our ideals of global citizenship. With more than 4,600 students and a 10-year growth rate of 85 percent, Lipscomb is a dynamic university offering students a choice of eight bachelor s degrees in 136 majors, 24 master s degrees in 70 fields of study, four education specialist degrees and three doctoral degrees. In addition to Lipscomb s residential campus in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee, there are five satellite locations and numerous online programs. U.S. News & World Report, which named Lipscomb University as an up-and-coming university and one of the most innovative universities in the South, ranked Lipscomb for the first time in school history as a national university in the annual 2017 America s Guide to Colleges. In 2016 the Carnegie Foundation classified Lipscomb as a doctoral university, placing it among 7 percent of schools nationwide. At the heart of Lipscomb University are more than 940 full-time faculty and staff who are committed to creating a lasting impact beyond the campus, serving the good of humanity to the glory of God. As you learn more about Lipscomb, we hope you find it to be a place that is joyfully and energetically committed to God and a place where you truly want to share and invest your talents and skills.

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Lipscomb University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, programs and activities.

HIRING STATEMENT
Lipscomb University is a private, Christian university associated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ and governed by religious tenets held by the Church of Christ. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of the Church of Christ.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

DESCRIPTION OF TASKS PERFORMED

1. Manage portfolio of -120 households that include both major and annual gift prospects.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

DESCRIPTION OF TASKS PERFORMED

2. Provide development leadership by identifying, engaging and successfully soliciting individuals, corporations, and foundations for gift support. (annual gift=less than $25,000; major gift= $25,000).

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

DESCRIPTION OF TASKS PERFORMED

3. Develop solicitation strategies for major gift donors by conducting research, identifying and prioritizing top prospective donors, creating plans for engaging donors with the university, and establishing philanthropic relationships which lead to a major gift.

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DESCRIPTION OF TASKS PERFORMED

4. In consultation and coordination with the Director of Athletics and the Associate Vice President for Annual Giving, develop and implement an annual giving strategy for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics that focuses on recruiting, retaining and stewarding donors for contributions.

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5. Coordinate relationships and development activities with the Department of Athletics leadership, the Athletic Director, and other administrative areas, campus units, peer development officers, and departmental leaders.

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6. In collaboration with the Associate Vice President for Annual Giving, coordinate activities in connection with Lipscomb Day of Giving.

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7. Manage and monitor donor relationships and prospects effectively ensuring appropriate call reports and documentation are properly recorded.

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8. Contact donors as needed for purposes of gift acknowledgment, stewardship, pledge fulfillment, and gift renewal.

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9. Collect donor impact stories and scholarship recipient Gratitude stories.

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10. Ensure the Department of Athletics website content and links with appeal codes are updated as needed.

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11. Promote information about giving societies and donor recognition to prospects and donors.

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12. Plan and manage special events and other functions when necessary.

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13. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Keywords: Lipscomb University, Nashville , Director of Development Athletics, Executive , Nashville, Tennessee

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