Associate Director, Development

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Alumni / Development / Fundraising, Athletics / Recreation

The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the schools academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 31 national championships and enables student-athletes to compete on 17 Division 1 teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically, and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities.

Position Summary

This position will assist with fundraising efforts for student-athletes scholarships, facilities, individual sports, donor benefits, gifts in kind and other donor enhancement.

Essential Functions

  • Manage day to day operations of athletics annual fund campaign, including stewardship and solicitation initiatives and communications, data management, and game day donor hospitality and special events.
  • Responsible for donor portfolio of annual fund prospects
  • Assist with development and execution of prospecting initiatives that seek to engage alums, season ticket holders, premium seat holders, parents and corporate support.
  • Oversee D-Club (DU athletic alumni/letter winners), including special events, hospitality, tailgates, dinners, correspondence and volunteer management.
  • Assist with development of capital project, planned giving, and endowed gift campaigns.
  • Recommend policies and procedures designed to enhance annual fundraising to support the student-athlete experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective communicator and collaborator that values providing exceptional student-athlete and donor experiences.
  • Exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and the Division of Athletics and Recreation.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and good working relationship with all members of the Division and University community

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two to five years of experience in fundraising  
    • One year must be in college athletics fundraising 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree
  • Three to five years experience in college athletics fundraising, preferably in Division I athletics.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on September 20, 2019.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range:
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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