Associate Director of Development
Officer of Administration
Appointment Type and Duration:
Commensurate with experience
Application Review Begins
May 12, 2022; 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
image to alumni, parents, and friends of the university. The
associate director will be assigned to the Duck Athletic Fund and
is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation,
and stewardship of donors and new prospects. This position will
concentrate on gifts in the “leadership annual giving” ($2,500 -
$24,999) and non-major gift ($25,000 - $99,999) ranges. Occasional
work in the major gift ($100k+) range is possible depending upon
donor interest but is not a focus of the position.
This position is field-oriented, requiring frequent 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.
Major Gifts track
Reporting directly to the Associate Athletic Director, this
position is part of the Duck Athletic Fund development program. The
associate director solicits gifts to support the priorities of the
Duck Athletic Fund and contributes to donor pipeline strategies and
development. The Senior Associate Athletic Director is the lead
development officer for the Duck Athletic Fund and reports to the
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. Travel within Oregon as well
as to cities in other states up to 25% of the time is an essential
expectation of this position. This position is jointly funded by
the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and University
- Bachelor's degree.
- One year of professional or volunteer experience in development
or fundraising OR two years experience in a closely related field
such as sales OR two years of experience in Division I college
- Ability to travel to sites not regularly served by public
transportation, by personal or state vehicle, or other means and
willingness to travel up to 25% of the time.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational
skills and a strong sense of donor-driven customer
- 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
- Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and
- Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office software suite or
equivalent software package; preference for familiarity with
development or sales databases.
- Ability to interact, communicate, and work effectively with
individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
- Two years of direct fundraising experience at the Division I
- Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate development
- Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
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package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
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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
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