Associate Director of Development, Women in Flight
Officer of Administration
Appointment Type and Duration:
Commensurate with experience
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.
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 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.
- 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.
- Excellent project management and organization
- Ability to manage budgets and track expenditures.
- Ability to autonomously operate and develop self-directed
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Experience as an NCAA, Division I student-athlete.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
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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
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