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Development Officer for Athletics

Centenary College of Louisiana
Louisiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jul 8, 2023

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The Development Officer for Athletics builds relationships with existing donors to Athletics and engages new potential prospects for cultivation. Collaborating with the Director of Development, the Vice President for Development, and the Director of Athletics, the Development Officer for Athletics will develop effective cultivation strategies and perform direct solicitation independently or in tandem with volunteers or other gift officers for gifts to support operational, special project, and campaign gifts for Athletics.


  • Maintains a portfolio of 150 prospects for annual, major, and restricted
  • Reviews unmanaged donors at President’s Circle giving levels to determine their gift capacity and make recommendations to the Director of Development for possible prospect for management.
  • Serves as the Development Department liaison to
  • Serves as the liaison to athletics for special project-based
  • Works with the Development Communications Coordinator on digital and mass appeals for athletics fundraising efforts.
  • Represents the College at community
  • Utilizes mobile computing beyond the confines of the office for the purpose of being accessible and resourceful while traveling.
  • Accessible and reachable by telephone or text message at times other than College business hours for the purpose of staying in touch with the office or donors while traveling.
  • Other related projects, duties and responsibilities may be assigned as deemed






To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



  • Bachelor’s Degree plus three years’
  • Ability to establish priorities, set objectives, and achieve stated
  •  Experience working with customers or clients with a wide range of differing needs and high expectations who can be demanding of individual attention.
  • Must have computer skills that include word processing, spreadsheets, email, and database
  • Must be available for night and weekend hours as Travel a necessity and is estimated at 50% or greater for this position.
  • Fundraising experience through personal gift solicitation or comparable
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills as well as an ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong verbal and written communication


  • Master’s Degree
  • Educational and/or work experience at a selective, private, residential liberal arts college.


Please send cover letter and resume to:

Department of Human Resources Centenary College of Louisiana 2911 Centenary Boulevard

Shreveport, Louisiana 71104 Email: Fax: 318-841-7366


Candidates are invited to visit the College’s website at


Centenary recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College's diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. EOE.

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