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Associate Director of Development, Women in Flight

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 7, 2023

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Associate Director of Development, Women in Flight

Job no: 531596

Work type: Officer of Administration

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Athletics, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Development

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

April 20, 2023; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Provide a current resume that clearly demonstrates experiences and dates of required qualifications.

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.

Position Summary

The Associate Director of Development works as part of the Duck Athletic Fund to promote university fundraising priorities and brand to alumni, parents, and friends of the university. The Associate Director will work within the Duck Athletic Fund and is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and new prospects. This position will concentrate on fundraising for gifts in the “leadership annual giving” ($2,500 - $24,999), non-major gift ($25,000 - $99,999), and major gift ($100,000+) ranges.

This position is field-oriented, requiring travel and direct contact with donors and donor prospects. The Associate Director works collaboratively with colleagues in the assigned unit, Development, and across the university to identify new prospects and strategically cultivate alumni, parents, and friends. The Associate Director will be responsible for meeting fundraising goals as they relate to the strategic needs of the university and the assigned unit, priority, or region. Performance, as measured against these goals, will be evaluated annually.

The Associate Director will formulate strategies to develop annual, leadership annual, and major gifts for Women In Flight. This includes the design of strategic fundraising initiatives that support women's athletic teams at the UO. The Associate Director will manage all communication, program oversight, and events as it pertains to Women In Flight and/or women's athletic programs. The Associate Director will be responsible for renewal campaigns and for tracking quantifiable data.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • One year of professional or volunteer experience in athletics, development, fundraising, sponsorship, related field, or experience as a Division I student-athlete.

    Professional Competencies

  • Excellent project management and organization skills.
  • Ability to manage budgets and track expenditures.
  • Ability to autonomously operate and develop self-directed projects.
  • Ability to travel, including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to make a persuasive verbal and written case for supporting key programs and projects, effectively matching the interests of prospective donors to specific university needs.
  • Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office and design applications. Preference for familiarity with development or sales databases.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Ability to adapt as new situations arise.
  • Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional or volunteer experience in development or fundraising at Division I school OR three years' experience in a closely related field such as corporate sales.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate events.
  • Experience as an NCAA, Division I student-athlete.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

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

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    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.

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