PAE-University Development - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19005680)
This key addition to our staff will be a proven and thoughtful leader, decorated fundraiser, and strategic relationship builder to add to an already dynamic and growing staff. Initiatives and responsibilities focus on soliciting and securing major gifts of the six and seven figure range and assisting with the implementation of strategic procedures and best practices for the athletics development unit in its entirety.
Responsibilities include: a) cold call qualifications, b) identify and complete cultivation tasks, c) create strategies leading to solicitation and closure, d) create gift and pledge agreements, e) identify and complete stewardship tasks, f) maintain accurate records in the ADVANCE database system, g) supervise the Assistant Director for Data Analytics and Financial Operations and, h) oversee: the athletics development team prospect and portfolio strategy process and discussions.
As a leader within our unit, this role will be counted on to foster positive relationships with both internal University partners and external alumni, parents, and friends of Pitt Athletics. Incumbent will report directly to the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development, and work in partnership with the entire athletics development staff, Director of Athletics, and Executive Associate Athletics Director for Philanthropy and Engagement, to serve Pitt Athletics as we progress through a successful campaign and beyond.
Bachelor's and Master's degrees required. Superior verbal and written skills. Must be able and willing to travel extensively outside of the Western Pennsylvania area. At least eight years in a major gift environment, evidence of successfully building a portfolio through cold calls, evidence of major gifts closed from cold call activity, interaction with directors, academic deans, department heads and faculty in a development context.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Development.IV
Minimum Education Level Required: Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required: 6-9 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Hiring Range: $53,664.00 - $88,608.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19005680
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.