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OVERVIEW: This position reports to the Director of Donor Engagement. The Assistant Director of Stewardship and Donor Engagement is responsible for the development, tracking and execution of a comprehensive stewardship program for the Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) Advancement Team and the Tyee Club office. Work in close collaboration with the Associate Athletic Director of Advancement, development officers, coaches and others, to ensure appropriate donor-focused activities take place according to jointly-developed strategic plans.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assistant Director of Stewardship and Donor Engagement will independently provide management and project coordination for the Tyee Club office’s overall stewardship program for donors of all giving levels.
Provide professional production management and execution of high-level community, cultivation and stewardship events. This includes all supporting event logistics including budget, timeline, vendor selection and management and event follow up. These events could include – but are not limited to- the Annual Dinner Series (6 dinners), The Game Changer Reception, Tyee Club Champion Circle Dinner, Endowment Dinner, Forever Washington Brunch, as well as other annual stewardship events.
Develop and implement the Tyee Club’s Annual Giving Stewardship Program that consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of major donors to ICA. This will include identifying a systematic plan to create new annual giving levels to Husky Athletics, as well as implementing new approaches such as events, processes, and policies to acknowledge these newly identified giving levels.
Lead high touch stewardship that includes the Tyee Club Champions Circle (lifetime giving of $1 million+) and specialized donor groups in support of Football and Basketball. This includes developing meaningful donor recognition events, as well as donor recognition on the web, in publications and within Husky Athletics’ facilities. Managing complex donor relationships with a commitment to customer service.
Work closely with compliance, individual sports teams, and campus partners to lead the Tyee endowment and scholarship matching process. This includes thoughtful coordination connecting student athletes with endowments and donors, notifying donors of their scholarship match and creating impact statements in support of ongoing donor cultivation.
For Husky home football games, the Assistant Director will oversee the hospitality experience in the Don James Center. This includes hiring local catering companies and working closely to ensure this high level donor has an enjoyable game day experience.
Supervise interns and temporary hourly employees. Undertake and manage ICA related special projects as needed. Other duties as assigned.
Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Pac-12 Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing or related field and a minimum of three years of experience in project management, event planning, stewardship, fundraising or a related field. Solid computer skills, including proficiency working with relational databases and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and InDesign) for the generation of correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, nametags and forms.
Demonstrated flexibility and initiative to handle a variety of tasks and a wide range of people (donors, volunteers, student-athletes and coaches). The capacity to achieve superior results working independently and as a member of a creative team in high-pressure situations. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated creativity, top organizational ability and a strict attention to detail. Ability to work a flexible schedule for events scheduled on evenings and weekends. Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
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