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Director, Premium Seating and Membership

Company: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Athletics: Director, Premium Seating and Membership Position Title: Athletics: Director, Premium Seating and Membership Responsibilities :

The Director of Premium Seating and Membership reports tothe Executive Director and oversees the sales and service efforts for athleticpremium seating areas as well assisting with the annual giving and membershipgrowth initiatives for the Ragin' Cajuns Athletic Foundation (RCAF).
This position will also attend and assist with athleticsdepartment games/events, donor events and other department functions asassigned. Will be required to work occasional evenings and weekends throughoutthe year, as well as travel occasionally.

Job Tasks & Responsibilities
-Serve as a full-time fundraiser focused on securingleadership annual gifts ranging from $500 to $10,000
-Oversee the sales and service efforts for thepremium seating areas (suites, loge boxes, club seats, and/or patio boxes) at Louisiana Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Softball
-Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects,develop effective moves management strategies, and lead prospects through thequalification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship cycle
-Work with Operational Review (University legalcounsel) to create, collect, and maintain database of premium seating contractsand addendums
-Research and implement industry best practicesto create and execute leadership annual giving, membership programs, and premiumseating sales strategies
-Make phone calls and other introductory contactsto secure appointments with prospects in order to solicit annual gifts andpremium seating commitments to the RCAF
-Develop key donorsegment programs and initiatives to secure new donors and renewals at the leadershipannual giving level
-Focus on annual giving initiatives designed tosecure renewals and reengage lapsed donors
-Collaborate with the Director of Annual Giving todevelop and implement donor programs such as the recent grad program and formerstudent-athlete initiatives aimed to increase Annual Fund dollars
-Assist the Director of Annual Giving with salesof all donor ticket, parking, and tailgating/RV
-Serve as staff liaison with RCAF Board ofDirectors sub-committee(s) and assist with other volunteer fundraising effortsas assigned
-Enter contact reports and proposals into theDevelopment system in a timely fashion
-Maintain accuracy of records through enteringcontact reports and providing updates to donor database; following datapolicies and guidelines for requesting reports and use of data
-Work with Executive Director to set individualperformance goals and priorities annually
-Actively participate in RCAF and Office ofDevelopment staff meetings and retreats
-Other duties as assigned


Qualifications:
- A Bachelor's degree is required, Master'spreferred
- 2-4 years of experience, with a preference givento a background in fundraising or sales
- A strong affinity toward and understanding ofintercollegiate athletics, including an interest in enhancing thestudent-athlete experience through philanthropy
- Knowledge of NCAA rule and regulations preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
-Excellent computer, verbal and written communication skills
-Superior interpersonal and collaborative skills
-Ability to build/maintain relationships and solicit gifts
-Capable of crafting professional documentation
-Task-oriented and self-motivated with ability to meet deadlines and work independently or as part of a team
-Ability to both prioritize given assignments and multi-task effectively
-Ability to think critically and exercise sound judgment and decision making
-Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion Job Ad#--(req1283) Information about the University is available on the University's web page at http://www.louisiana.edu .
Additional information about our Academic areas can be found at https://louisiana.edu/about-us/offices/academic-affairs . The University of Louisiana at Lafayette does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities as required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act. The University of Louisianaat Lafayette is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.
If you require reasonable accommodation incompleting this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employmenttesting, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contactthe EEO/ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (337) 482-6258 orhrcompliance@louisiana.edu.

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