The Assistant Director of Athletic Development will serve as a gift officer for Northern Kentucky University's intercollegiate athletics program. Develop and implement a vital and comprehensive fund raising program with the primary purpose of generating community, corporate, and alumni support as well as private funding for the identified priorities of the athletic department and the University in association with the Director of Development-Athletics. Responsibilities include prospect identification, planning and solicitation of annual and capital campaign gifts up to $10,000, and stewardship of endowed scholarship donors. Position will also be responsible for the coordination and planning of annual fundraising events (i.e. Go Norse Fund Golf Outing, Athletics Gala, etc). Additionally help manage the volunteers associated with the Go Norse Fund Board of Directors.
Compliance with NCAA rules is of the utmost importance at Northern Kentucky University. As a member of the athletics department staff, it is expected that the Assistant Director of Development will have a full understanding of the NCAA rules that pertain to the position. It is also expected that the Assistant Director of Development will comply with all NCAA rules and if he/she becomes aware, or have reasonable cause to believe, that a violation of a rule has occurred he/she will immediately report it to the Director of Athletics or his/her designee.
Primary Responsibilities :
1. Assist in the coordination of capital and annual campaign fund raising efforts from planning through implementation.
2.Direct all aspects of the Go Norse Fund annual giving program, including annual fund renewals, annual fund benefit disbursements, annual fund solicitations and communications, and oversight of the Go Norse Fund Priority Points system.
3.Assist in directing all cultivation, stewardship and solicitation strategies for private support from donors and prospects. Engage in personal solicitation of annual, planned, special, and major gifts for athletic department priorities as well as other campus initiatives when appropriate. Manage a portfolio of approximately 175 donors, consisting of annual fund and major gift donors, with planned solicitations of up to $10,000 or greater. Conduct 180 face-to-face visits per year, including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship visits.
4.Direct and coordinate annual fundraising events, designed to generate revenue for NKU Athletics on an annual basis as part of annual fundraising initiatives (i.e. Go Norse Fund Golf Outing,
Internal Number: 8290
About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.