Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Athletics in the Department of Athletics, the Assistant Director of Athletics, Advancement & Athletics Friends Groups is a front line fundraiser with strong functional ties to the Office of Development. 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 of Athletics, Advancement & Athletics Friends Groups is a key point of contact for athletic friend's donors and volunteers, administrators, and campus colleagues - including 34 varsity athletics coaches.
Working closely with the Senior Associate Director of Athletics, to develop strategy and provide comprehensive support for broad-based Athletics Friends Group fundraising, including annual solicitations and special projects for all athletics fundraising.
Solicit gifts to the Athletics Friends Groups, and provide related stewardship in conjunction with head coaches and lead volunteers.
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.
Collaborate with Development Information Systems and Department of Athletics staff in executing TAGD strategy.
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
Utilize data to inform fundraising strategies.
Recruit, train and mobilizing Athletics Friends Groups 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, including communicating, securing and organizing sport-specific challenge funds.
Prepare monthly gift reports to support Athletics Friends Group volunteer stewardship efforts.
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.
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).
Prepare presentation materials for the annual Athletics Friends Groups President Meeting.
Update and manage the Athletics Friends Group manual/handbook
Develop lists for fundraising event invitations and staff Athletics Friends Groups fundraising events as needed.
Work collaboratively as a member of the athletics advancement team, including strategic partnerships with the Princeton Varsity Club.
Three to five years of previous fundraising experience in collegiate athletics or annual funds and/or volunteer experience is desirable.
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 Department of Athletics mission of Education Through Athletics and the values that define our BE A TIGER.
Successful candidate must have an understanding of, and comply with the rules and regulations of the University, the Ivy League and the NCAA.
Occasional travel is required; must have the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Familiarity 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.
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