Weber State University (WSU, weber.edu) seeks a dynamic, engaging, self-motivated individual to become the Director of the Wildcat Club (the annual fundraising arm of the Weber State Athletics Department). The primary purpose of this position is to assist with the development of the athletic department and its programs through the organization and solicitation of funds in support of athletic scholarships for student-athletes. This activity will be achieved through the management of the Wildcat Club and its volunteer board, and this position will additionally responsible for pursuing planned gifts, endowment gifts and donations designated to specific sports programs and projects. Like all members of the development team, this position will engage in planning private fundraising strategies, identifying and qualifying prospective donors, maintaining and advancing relationships with prospects and donors, soliciting gifts, and stewarding donor support. Like all members of the athletics department this position will be involved in various components of game day operations and will at times be required to work evenings and weekends. This position is additionally responsible for the organization of "Cat Bash" and "The Crompton Classic Golf Tournament" which are the two primary annual fundraising events for the WSU Athletics Department and will manage an administrative support staff member and an intern to assist in accomplish all of these objectives. The position reports to the Associate Vice President of Development and University Advancement, with a dotted line to the Athletics Director.
WSU offers a full range of associate and bachelor degrees and selected master degrees to over 27,000 students at campuses in Ogden and Layton, Utah. The vision of WSU is to be the national model for a dual-mission university that integrates learning, scholarship and community. WSU Athletics has fourteen Division I athletics teams and competes in the Big Sky Conference where it has won more President's Cup Awards than any other athletics program in the conference.
To apply, please complete the online staff application at http://jobs.weber.edu and attach a cover letter, current resume and the names and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of applications will begin July 20, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.
Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.
INFORMATION ABOUT WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY AND NORTHERN UTAH Located in Ogden, Utah -- regularly recognized as a top 10 city to raise a family by Forbes and the most egalitarian zip code in the nation by Sunset in 2015 -- Weber State University provides associate, baccalaureate and master degree programs in liberal arts, sciences, technical and professional fields. Through its core themes of Access, Learning, and Community, the university serves as an educational, cultural and economic leader for the region. WSU competes in Division I athletics and competes nationally and internationally in many academic areas, as well. To learn more about the university visit weber.edu, to learn more about the amazing mountain amenities of the greater Ogden area visit www.visitogden.com.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in private fundraising, marketing, sales, communication, psychology, business management, education, or a related field.
Two to five years of experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, communications, business management, customer relations, or a related field.
Strong technology skills including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and internet.
Seeking applicants with the following knowledge, skills and abilities: -Strong writing skills and willingness to accurately and comprehensively document donor/prospect interaction. -Excellent interpersonal skills that facilitate the identification and nurturing of donor relationships. -Experience with event planning and event management. -Excellent attention to detail and ability to work under deadlines.
Preferred Qualifications include: -An understanding of, commitment to, and ability to articulate the value of higher education, and specifically the value of athletics in a higher education setting. -Previous experience with and/or an appreciation for intercollegiate athletics. -Previous experience working both independently and as part of a team identifying and cultivating prospective donors and soliciting philanthropic support; including planned giving opportunities. -History of interacting positively with diverse constituencies, both internal and external to an organization. -Demonstrated ability to listen effectively and to speak and write clearly. -Experience with and ability to manage multiple priorities and requests. -Experience working in a college, university, or non-profit setting. -Experience in athletics fundraising at the Division I Level. -Ability to perform well under pressure in an environment that encourages setting and fulfilling goals. -Master's degree in fundraising, marketing, sales, communication, psychology, business management, sports administration, higher education administration, educational leadership or a related field.
Weber State University is an exceptional comprehensive university providing associate, bachelor and master’s degrees to meet the needs of the region. WSU graduates are broadly educated, capable and prepared for meaningful careers, graduate and professional schools, and civic engagement. The hallmark of the university is excellent teaching with extraordinary interactions between faculty and student...s. WSU offers over 225 separate degrees/programs (see Programs Sorted by Degree or Programs Sorted by Major/Minor) – the largest and most expansive undergraduate program in the State of Utah. With a student body of over 25,000 drawn predominantly from Utah, but also including students from 50 states and 55 foreign countries, WSU takes pride in its student-centered environment for learning and believes that quality education is founded upon close associations between faculty and students.
WSU is distinguished by outstanding academic programs that recruit motivated students to work with faculty to create and share knowledge. More than fifty academic departments and programs in seven colleges provide learning opportunities for a diverse spectrum of students, including grants and support for undergraduate research, community-based and service learning, an Honors program, and a Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) program. The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and the Center for Community Engaged Learning help to engage students in learning both inside and outside the classroom, and the Honors program provides small classes in a rich, supportive, and challenging academic setting. The BIS offers students the opportunity to design their own degrees with three areas of academic emphasis meant to prepare them for specific career paths or graduate study.
Academic studies are complemented by a wide range of extracurricular activities, including student government, intramural and intercollegiate athletics, and award-winning performing arts groups. In addition, the Student Success Center along with the First Year Experience program helps new students adjust to the university community, while a variety of support services aid those with particular needs.
The WSU Ogden campus has 60 buildings on 526 acres that house abundant classrooms and laboratories, excellent student computing facilities, outstanding performing arts auditoriums, a spacious library, and a well-equipped health and fitness center. An area of continued growth is WSU-Davis, which provides instruction to students on a new high-tech campus in Layton. In addition to its Ogden and Davis campuses, WSU offers courses throughout the state and Intermountain West and is a leader in online instruction.