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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Bachelor’s Degree plus three years’
- Ability to establish priorities, set objectives, and achieve
- 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
- Fundraising experience through personal gift solicitation or
- 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: email@example.com Fax:
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explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and
connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome
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