• Assistant Director, Athletics Fundraising

    Requisition # 2018-9381
    Date Posted 3 weeks ago(9/28/2018 11:06 AM)
    Adv-Office of Advancement
    Alumni Relations and Development
    Full-Time / Part-Time
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Associate Director, Athletics Fundraising, the Assistant Director is a frontline fundraiser with strong functional ties to the Department of Athletics. This position plays an essential role in implementing the fundraising efforts for Athletics Friends Groups, serving as the primary point-person for broad-based Athletics Friends Group fundraising.   The Assistant Director, Athletics Friends Groups is a key point of contact in the Office of Development for athletic friends donors and volunteers, administrators, and campus colleagues - including 34 varsity athletics coaches.

    The Princeton University Office of Development secures philanthropic support for the University’s highest priorities by engaging and stewarding Princeton’s alumni, parents, and friends. We rely on strong partnerships with our volunteers and campus partners. Our strategy emphasizes the long view, honoring the relationships nurtured by those who came before us and empowering those who come after us to successfully build on our efforts. 


    • Provide comprehensive support for Athletics Friends Group fundraising by recruiting, training, and mobilizing volunteers.   Provide information about fundraising practices and policies, organize meetings and conference calls for volunteers and coaches; provide reports on progress.  
    • Recruit, train, and mobilize Tiger Athletics Give Day (TAGD) student, parent, and alumni volunteers.
    • As appropriate, solicit gifts to the Athletics Friends Groups, and provide related stewardship.
    • Working closely with the Associate Director, develop strategy for broad-based Friends Group fundraising for annual solicitations and special projects for all athletics fundraising.
    • Review, edit, and distribute electronic and hard-copy solicitations to all Athletics Friends Groups members (averages 10-20 per month from July 1 to February 28).
    • Organize and communicate information on challenge grants.
    • Collaborate with Development Information Systems and Department of Athletics staff in executing TAGD strategy.
    • Ensure that the efforts of the Friends Groups are in compliance with rules and policies governing Athletics fundraising, including the Ivy League Rules, NCAA Rules, University Rules and relevant state and federal laws.
    • Develop lists for fundraising event invitations.
    • Staff Athletics Friends Groups fundraising events as needed.
    • Prepare regular fundraising reports for distribution to the Ford Family Director of Athletics, Friends Group presidents, and coaches. Prepare other reports and ad hoc analysis as needed.
    • Utilize data to inform fundraising strategies.
    • Distribute and discuss fundraising progress data with Friends Group leadership. Prepare data and reports for Friends Group board meetings and Princeton Varsity Club as needed.
    • Prepare monthly gift reports to support Athletics Friends Group volunteer stewardship efforts.



    Essential Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments and changing priorities.
    • Ability to make a case for Athletics and for Princeton with clarity and cogency.
    • Computing proficiency, Microsoft Office; the ability to use technology to collect, organize, analyze, and present data for effective volunteer use.
    • Demonstrate capacity to manage relationships with colleagues and volunteers to achieve effective results, including the achievement of specific and measurable goals.
    • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to set clear priorities and manage time well; the ability to work independently and make sound judgments about prospects, project management responsibilities, and all other areas of performance without close day-to-day supervision.
    • Proven ability to develop and foster relationships with people at all levels of an organization, and to collaborate and influence at a high level.
    • Ability to work with a high degree of flexibility in a highly-collaborative, fast-paced, goal-oriented environment.
    • Exercising discretion at all times and able to keep confidential all data related to Princeton and its alumni.
    • Commitment to the Office of Development’s mission of maximizing philanthropic support for Princeton University and to adhering to its guiding principles of High Performance, Innovation, Civility, and Collaboration.
    • Occasional travel is required; Must have the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.


     Preferred Qualifications

    • 3 to 5 years of previous fundraising experience in collegiate athletics or annual funds and / or volunteer experience is desirable.
    • Facility with CRM systems or similar databases, reporting and analytics software and applications.
    • Familiarity with athletics administration, alumni relations and/or volunteer management is a plus.
    • Knowledge of and commitment to the values and mission of Princeton, its athletics program, and the goals and guiding principles of the Development Office. 




    Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

    Salary Grade

    ADM, 060

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver’s License Required



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