The Assistant Director of Development, R Fund is responsible for the oversight and execution of the master athletic development calendar of events, as well as the stewardship of all R Fund donors, maintenances of donor profiles and recognition reports, and all associated recognition of Scarlet Society, athletics exclusive giving society that recognizes donors at the annual level of $50,000 or $1 million in their lifetime to athletics.
Manages all R Fund events including two marque events – the 50 Yard Line Dinner and the Scholarship Luncheon. Additionally, all events related to facilities campaigns, ribbon cutting, ground breaking, and topping off ceremonies. Identifies and researches gift prospects and/or funding sources, conducting analysis of net worth, determining funding levels, and constructing a donor profile. Schedules, arranges, and coordinates thematic design and logistics for development events and donor meetings briefs staff and administration on key donors or prospects in attendance at all events. Coordinates with Donor Relations to develop talking points, donor bios, and event programing. Acknowledges donors, creates gift reports, and other informational materials for development office, financial aid, accounting, and other departments. Coordinates donor initiated scholarship programs and ensure that donor specifications are met. Completes work under general supervision, within established work parameters, with few direct instructions. Carries out routine and non-routine tasks with occasional review of work outputs by supervisor.
Performs professional work that requires knowledge of prospect research, event implementation, and donor cultivation, and a good understanding, use, and application of concepts, theories, principles, practices, terminology, and applied bases of development.
1. Event Management (50%)
2. Stewardship of Athletic Donors (35%)
3. Other duties as assigned (15%)
Requires a bachelor's degree in marketing, business, or sports management or in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and a minimum of two years relevant experience that demonstrates knowledge, skill, and understanding of donor research, customer service, donor/public relations, and event execution.
Created ln 1973, the Rutgers University Foundation advances Rutgers' pursuit of excellence In education, research, and public service. We build relationships with alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations and seek their support of Rutgers programs throughout New Jersey and the world. Our sole mission is to support Rutgers.