Assistant Director, Brown Sports Foundation Annual Giving
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
The Assistant Director, Brown University Sports Foundation (BUSF) Annual Giving will work collaboratively with the Vice President for Athletics and Recreation and the BUSF Senior Director/Director of Development to plan and provide innovative strategic leadership and oversight for all BUSF Athletics Annual Fund and current-use fundraising priorities totaling $7(+) million annually.
The incumbent will work closely with 34 varsity programs and 33 club sports to plan and execute creative strategies and overall operations centered around sources of athletics leadership and major gifts specific to BUSF Athletics Annual Fund giving. The individual leads the BUSF Athletics Annual Giving operations and will work closely with frontline fundraisers and BUSF staff sports association liaisons to identify prospects and new sources of potential current-use support at the $10,000 gift level and above.
The BUSF Athletics Annual Fund operation involves management and oversight for all strategic planning and implementation alongside Co-Executive Directors of the Brown Annual Fund and the Director of Data Analytics and Strategic Marketing. The individual will oversee coordination of all BUSF Annual Giving segmentation and direct marketing initiatives strategies and operations, working in close collaboration with the Manager, Sports Foundation Marketing. The incumbent will have oversight for all BUSF annual and reunion giving for all BUSF annual strategies as part of their oversight of the BUSF Athletics Annual Fund. The Assistant Director, BUSF Annual Giving will be responsible for creating and executing the annual giving stewardship plan for the Vice President of Athletics and Recreation in close collaboration with the Sr. Director/Director of Development.
Finally, the Assistant Director, BUSF Annual Giving will oversee 3-5 Sports Associations that will be responsible for raising roughly $500K in current-use cash per fiscal year. They will direct efforts through high-touch alumni volunteer management and work to identify alumni and parent prospects within the community of each sport.
Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion and equity. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of 4 years of experience in a related field such as development, alumni relations, development, higher education, nonprofits, fundraising, sales, volunteer management, customer relations, etc.
Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
Proficient knowledge of email and calendars, the Windows environment, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software such as Adobe Acrobat, donor databases, etc.
Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to initiate and collaborate on plans that support the activities of the program and contribute to the overall goals and objectives of Advancement and the fundraising enterprise.
Must be able and willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Experience in athletics annual giving/fund management and/or non-profit annual giving experience is highly preferred.
Experience in an academic setting.
Knowledge of Brown University.
Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), including experience/ability to identify and emphasize diverse perspectives in programming, communications, and strategy.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with accuracy; Accuracy and attention to detail are essential.
Ability to be sensitive and diplomatic when working with a vast number of volunteers and donors.
Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of internal and external constituents and stakeholders of the University.
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