Director of Development-Athletics at Careerlink (Omaha, NE)

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At Creighton University, you are part of something big. Your skills and passions unite with thousands of faculty, staff and students inspired to change the world. Here, we offer meaningful work driven by a 475-year-old Jesuit tradition committed to social justice and serving others. Through this tradition, we push the boundaries on innovation. We pursue new knowledge for the betterment of society. We seek to improve our world through Catholic and Jesuit values. And it all starts with you.

Creightons move to the BIG EAST Conference has opened- up new opportunities for the Athletic Development Office to engage alumni and friends in support of Creighton Athletics and the University. The Director of Athletic Development provides philanthropic support for the Creighton University Athletic Department with the responsibilities of managing the day to day tasks of overseeing the athletics major gifts program including the development, strategy and execution of the program. This position will carry his/her own portfolio of 150-200 Athletics donors with a focus on identifying prospects and soliciting high-end annual gifts supporting the Jaybacker program and major gifts towards priorities including annual and endowed scholarships, operational support and capital projects to yield a significant amount of revenue for the university The Director of Development will work closely with the Director of Athletics and AVP / Associate Athletic Director of Development to increase opportunities for engagement and support locally and nationally for the Athletic Department.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage a portfolio of 150-200 major gift donors and prospects, as defined by working with the Creighton University Office of Development
  • Individually responsible to annually complete nearly 200 donor visits each fiscal year with a goal to yield approximately $1 million in total fundraising production each year.
  • Serve as the primary liaison between the athletic department and University Relations Frontline Development staff.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Jaybacker's annual giving/ ticket priority / premium seating program for Creighton Athletics and solicit season ticket priority and high-end annual Jaybacker gifts.
  • Provide planning and execution support to the Associate Director of Athletic Development for prospect cultivation, hospitality, donor stewardship and recognition programs, and other special events as assigned
  • Develop specific working knowledge of relevant Creighton University Office of Development and Creighton Athletics computer systems

Qualifications (KSA's, Cert's/licensure)
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum 5 year's demonstrated experience in successful major gift fundraising required. Experience soliciting and closing six-figure or more gifts. Ability to travel nationally for athletic events and prospect visits, including week nights and over weekends and attendance at games and tournaments on campus required.
  • Demonstrated skills in developing and leading a comprehensive athletic department major gifts program.
  • Experience or demonstrated ability to manage and lead athletic development gift officers to achieve fundraising goals.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of University Athletics Departments including the motivation and development of productive relationships with student athletes, coaches and athletic department personnel preferred.
  • Familiarity with fundraising and athletic databases like Advance, Reeher, Advantage, Paciolan and Archtics preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA and BIG EAST Conference guidelines, policies, rules and regulations preferred.

Physical Requirements

Seeing: 75-100%, Hearing: 50-75%, Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 0-24%, Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: lbs.), Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75-100%, Travel: No, Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No

AAP/EEO Statement: Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement: This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.
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Careerlink operates in the HR Tech industry. The company is located in Omaha, NE. Careerlink was founded in 1992. It has 16 total employees. To see all 397 open jobs at Careerlink, click here.
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