Assistant Athletic Director, Annual Giving, Duck Athletic
Officer of Administration
Appointment Type and Duration:
Commensurate with experience
Application Review Begins
August 30, 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your
- Current resume, which includes dates of employment and clearly
highlights experience that meets the minimum required
- 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
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 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
- Bachelor's degree.
- Two or more years of management or supervision of
- Two or more years of annual giving experience or fundraising
- Understanding of data segmentation.
- Demonstrated ability to manage people, work effectively with
volunteers and develop strategies to achieve operating
- Ability to strategize, prioritize and multitask to meet goals
- Strong organizational skills; excellent verbal and written
- 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
- Experience with Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, Ticketmaster,
iModules, Scalefunder, TM Engage, EverTrue, Domo
- Ability to develop and manage operational and department
- Experience in segmentation and multi-channel solicitation
- 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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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
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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
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an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and
services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528023/assistant-athletic-director-annual-giving-duck-athletic-fund