Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Preferred Education: Masters
Operations – Development
Belmont University’s Development Office is seeking a talented, committed individual to serve as Assistant Director of the Bruin Club, Belmont’s official athletic fundraising organization.
Under the direction of the Executive Director, Bruin Club the Assistant Director will support and enhance the mission of Belmont University, its Athletic Department, and the Bruin Club.
The Bruin Club is the official annual fundraising organization for Belmont Athletics supporting the student-athletes and coaches who comprise Belmont’s 17 NCAA Division 1 teams. Contributions to the Bruin Club help increase athletic scholarships and provide program enhancements critical to the growing demands of competition at a higher level. Strong support to the Bruin Club helps recruit, educate, and train the highest caliber student athletes. Belmont student athletes are known for their service, exemplary behavior, compassion, academic achievement, and competitive prowess on and off the playing field.
This position will play a vital role in the Bruin Club’s day-to-day operations, including assisting with donor outreach, fulfillment of donor benefits, coordination of Bruin Club events, providing tremendous customer service, and representing Belmont University Athletics at numerous external functions, home athletic contests, and University functions. This position adheres to the policies, and procedures in accordance with the department, university, conference, and NCAA regulations.
Management of a 100-150 individual portfolio, including annual fund solicitation work and an annual expectation of face-to-face visits, delivered proposals, dollars raised, etc. Manage Belmont Athletics’ eight suites within the Curb Event Center, including but not limited to; billing of suites, execution of suite contracts, collection of suite payments, filling of vacant suites with new prospects, suite food ordering management/coordination with on-site catering partner, input on annual physical upgrades to suites and pricing assessment/research on peer institutions and premium/suite operations and opportunities. Oversee expansion of Belmont Athletics’ sport-specific giving program, including implementation of digital and social concepts, enhanced mail strategies and strategic goal setting based on past performance and coach goals. Work closely with colleagues across Development and External Relations, University Athletics, and the broader university community to ensure a collaborative and coordinated approach to donor engagement. Provide integral support with the coordination of donor benefits, Belmont donor database management, gift/seating renewals, gift processing, game-day operations, booster activities, promotions, etc. Oversee the planning, organization, and execution of the annual Bruin Club Golf Classic, to include recruitment of teams and sponsors, coordination of event details with venue staff, communication with participants, etc. Oversee a robust, comprehensive annual stewardship plan including a creative, fun, student-athlete centric stewardship program (individual thank you videos, etc.) and the planning, implementation, and oversight of a student-athlete “Thank-A-Thon,” reaching over 750 donors and creating a fun, competitive environment in which student-athletes can spread the mission of Belmont Athletics. Collaboration on projects with the University Development office, ticket office, media relations department, marketing, coaches, and all other areas of the Belmont athletic department to provide outstanding fan experience to all BU patrons. Assist with Belmont Basketball game-day responsibilities, including coordination of donor parking and execution of donor “Chalk Talk” event. Attend meetings, as able, and complete assignments in a timely, efficient, professional manner. Additional duties as assigned.
Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service.
- Strong attention-to-detail, interpersonal communication, and organizational skills; ability to meet sensitive deadline and balance multiple tasks; availability to work select weeknights and weekends; ability to maintain the highest level of professionalism at all times.
- Preference will be given to applicants interested in a career in athletic fundraising/development.
- Creativity and positive attitude towards new initiatives and implementation of those ideas desired.
- Ability to produce forms and reports using Microsoft Office software, specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Experience with social media and graphic design a plus.