University of Oregon Director of Annual Giving, Duck Athletic Fund in Eugene, Oregon

Director of Annual Giving, Duck Athletic Fund

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Work type:Officer of Administration

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Administrative/Professional, Athletics, Business Administration/Management, Executive/Management/Director

Department:Intercollegiate Athletics

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:Commensurate with experience

Compensation Band:OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2017-2018


Application Review Begins

April 9, 2018; open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, applicants please upload the following with your online application:

• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement. Please discuss each element completely and succinctly.

• Current resume, which includes dates of employment and clearly highlights experience that meets the required qualification

Department Summary

The University of Oregon Intercollegiate Athletic Department's primary purpose is to provide a unique opportunity for student-athletes to be developed, tested, and encouraged to reach their maximum potential in every aspect of their lives. It is the steadfast goal of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to provide the most outstanding student-athlete experience by helping them to achieve excellence, both in the classroom and in their chosen sport. The department has approximately 250 administrative & classified employees and hosts over 600,000 spectators annually and represents the University of Oregon in athletic competition with other universities & colleges.

The Duck Athletic Fund is a comprehensive fundraising unit supporting the entire department with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon. The Director works as part of the Duck Athletic Fund to promote university fundraising priorities and brand to alumni, parents, and friends of the university.

Position Summary

The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for building a broad base of sustainable, annual support for the University of Oregon Athletic Department from alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students. The Director also collaborates with the university community by providing expertise in direct marketing and strategic planning to its campus partners, as well as coordinating outreach to alumni and other constituents to ensure that communication with these groups is effective and fundraising is maximized. The Director is expected to bring innovative and creative ideas to the University of Oregon and Duck Athletic Fund to support the growth of annual giving.

Working closely with the Assistant Athletic Director for Development in Athletics, the Director of Annual Giving works to further the goals and objectives of the Duck Athletic Fund team and assists with the overall strategic development, management and execution of annual fundraising programs, campaigns and projects. This individual will oversee one FTE staff member, as well as, annual fundraising efforts, including: direct mail, email, telefund, crowdfunding, Day of Giving, student-athlete thank-a-thon, all emerging annual giving campaigns, and annual giving stewardship. The Director of Annual Giving will also manage program budget(s) and represent the Duck Athletic Fund to a broad audience of alumni, donors, Alumni Association members, university partners and campus administration.

This position is also responsible for the direct solicitation of donors.

This position is responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program, including adherence to all department policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, Pac-12 Conference and the NCAA.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree from accredited university, preferably in marketing, public relations, communications, advertising or related field.

• Two years of annual giving experience or fundraising experience.

Professional Competencies

• Demonstrated ability to manage full-time employees, work effectively with volunteers and develop strategies to achieve operating goals.

• Ability to strategize, prioritize and multi-task to meet goals and deadlines.

• Strong organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with professional peers; ability to relate well to high-end annual prospects and donors.

• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, and others as appropriate.

• Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

• Commitment to and experience with promoting diversity and equity.

• Experience with Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in segmentation and multi-channel solicitation development.

FLSA Exempt:Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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Advertised:26 Mar 2018Pacific Daylight Time

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