Assistant Athletic Director, Annual Giving, Duck Athletic Fund

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 17, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Athletic Director, Annual Giving, Duck Athletic Fund

Job no: 528023
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Athletics, Development

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
August 30, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your online application:
  • Current resume, which includes dates of employment and clearly highlights experience that meets the minimum required qualifications.
  • Response to the following request: Prepare an executive summary (no more than one page) that outlines a 12 month, multi-channel approach to philanthropic giving for University of Oregon Athletics. Please feel free to draw from past experiences/resources and incorporate specific elements for the University of Oregon.

    Department Summary
    The University of Oregon Intercollegiate Athletic Department's primary purpose is to provide a unique opportunity for student-athletes to be developed, tested, and encouraged to reach their maximum potential in every aspect of their lives. It is the steadfast goal of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to provide the most outstanding student-athlete experience by helping them to achieve excellence, both in the classroom and in their chosen sport. The department has approximately 250 administrative & classified employees and hosts over 600,000 spectators annually and represents the University of Oregon in athletic competition with other universities & colleges.

    The Duck Athletic Fund is a comprehensive fundraising unit supporting the entire department with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon. The Director works as part of the Duck Athletic Fund to promote university fundraising priorities and brand to alumni, parents, and friends of the university.

    Position Summary
    The Assistant Athletic Director, Annual Giving, Duck Athletic Fund is responsible for building a broad base of sustainable, annual support for the University of Oregon Athletic Department from alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students. Collaborates with the university community by providing expertise in direct fundraising and strategic planning to its campus partners, as well as coordinating outreach to alumni and other constituencies to ensure that communication with these groups is effective and fundraising is maximized. Expected to bring innovative and creative ideas to the University of Oregon and Duck Athletic Fund to support the growth of annual giving.

    Working closely with the Associate Athletic Director for Development Athletics, the Assistant Athletic Director, Annual Giving, Duck Athletic Fund works to further the goals and objectives of the Duck Athletic Fund team and assists with the overall strategic development, management and execution of annual fundraising programs, campaigns, and projects. Working closely with the ticket office, IMGL, Oregon Sports Properties and athletic department marketing and communications team, the Director of Annual Giving will utilize software systems to facilitate donations and streamlined approaches across a variety of units. This individual will manage the Duck Athletic Fund office, including overseeing four FTE staff members (Director of Women in Flight, and three Administrative Assistants), as well as annual fundraising efforts, including: direct mail, email, telefund, crowdfunding, Day of Giving, student-athlete thank-a-thon, all emerging annual giving campaigns, prospecting, and annual giving stewardship.

    The Assistant Athletic Director, Annual Giving, Duck Athletic Fundwill serve as the senior administrator in the Duck Athletic Fund Eugene office; manage program budget(s); coordinate workflow for reporting and data entry; and represent the Duck Athletic Fund to a broad audience of alumni, donors, Alumni Association members, university partners and campus administration.

    This position is responsible for the direct solicitation of donors.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two or more years of management or supervision of employees.
  • Two or more years of annual giving experience or fundraising experience.

    Professional Competencies
  • Understanding of data segmentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people, work effectively with volunteers and develop strategies to achieve operating goals.
  • Ability to strategize, prioritize and multitask to meet goals and deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with professional peers; ability to relate well to high-end annual prospects and donors.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, ticket office, IMGL, marketing, and others as appropriate.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Commitment to and experience with promoting diversity and equity.
  • Experience with Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, Ticketmaster, iModules, Scalefunder, TM Engage, EverTrue, Domo software.
  • Ability to develop and manage operational and department budgets.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in segmentation and multi-channel solicitation development.
  • Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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