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Annual Giving and Athletic Development Officer

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Alumni Association, Foundation

Full Time,

  • Official Title: Development Specialist
  • Job ID: #16687
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Annual Giving and Athletic Development Officer

A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in the Alumni/Development Unit beginning November 9,
2020. The working title for this assignment is Annual Giving and Athletic Development Officer with an official title in the Development
Specialist title series. This is a renewable assignment, contingent on performance and funding. The salary will be commensurate
with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required. Two or more years of sales, fundraising and/or related work in managing systems that transform ideas into action. Demonstrated proficiency with word processing, Excel spreadsheets, constituent databases, e-mail, and using the internet. Strong oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Supervisory experience. Creativity and success in managing multiple projects. Valid U.S. driver’s license. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

DUTIES: Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, the Annual Giving and Athletic Development Officer is responsible for the all types of annual solicitations of alumni and friends of UW-Eau Claire with a specific focus on generating annual support for Blugold Athletics. The Annual Giving and Athletic Development Officer will create segmented pools of prospects to ensure maximum results, evaluate campaigns and handle stewardship of annual donors. The incumbent will supervise Call Center student supervisors and callers, directly oversee multi-channel annual fundraising campaigns, and develop and execute other focused annual campaigns for special initiatives. As the Athletic Development Officer, this position will work with the Athletic Department leadership and coaches to develop a strategic and systematic annual giving program focused on individual sports as well as general athletic support. The primary responsibilities of the Development Officer are to maximize annual gifts to varsity sports through personal solicitations, identifying and soliciting new annual donors to athletics, stewardship of athletic donors, soliciting increased annual contributions from current Blugold Athletic Club members, and assisting in identifying potential athletic donors for capital gifts. The Development Officer is expected to contribute to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

THE UNIT: The unit of Alumni/Development consists of 20 staff members and is responsible for all alumni and donor outreach with the intended outcome of generating private support for the benefit of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. This includes, but is not limited to, visiting alumni and friends around the country, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors for annual and major gifts to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Also communicating with alumni and friends about the University and its activities to sustain a base of passionate alumni and friends eager to support the university and its mission.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in facultyundergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: .You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Development Specialist position (Job ID # 16687 and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed.

Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

• Letter of application

• Resume

•  Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to Julia Diggins, director of major gifts at To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 23, 2020. However, screening may continue until position is filled.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: