The Tiger Athletic Foundation is currently seeking applicants for a Major Gifts Officer. The Major Gifts Officer cultivates and solicits individual donor prospects that are capable of making a major gift in support of LSU Athletics. This position will manage a balanced portfolio through qualifying visits, cultivation of prospects, & prospect solicitation. This position will oversee a territory-based portfolio of individuals, corporations, and foundations to secure capital, endowment, and planned gifts on behalf of LSU Athletics.
This position is an exempt position that will offer full time benefits such as paid health insurance and 401 K offered in conjunction with this position.
Responsibilities and Duties:
This position must be in contact with TAF, Athletic Department, and University employees, guests, visitors, donors, and stakeholders, and its occupant must demonstrate a commitment to respectful cooperation with all stakeholders in the Campus environment. Specific responsibilities include:
Understanding of and commitment to goals, values, and mission of TAF.
Dedication to teamwork, a positive attitude, and demonstrated behavior that promotes cooperation, builds trust, and reflects a commitment to a workplace of dignity and respect and equal employment opportunity.
Adherence to high moral principles and honesty, loyalty, sincerity, fairness, and integrity.
Perform donor and prospect research
Manage a major gift portfolio with a keen focus on pipeline development and moves management. Possible work on a campaign or capital projects and the demonstrated ability to close major gift asks.
Assist prospects and current donors with TAF specific questions
Develop relationships with former LSU athletes and professional athletes that have the ability and desire to support LSU Athletics.
Assists in preparing donor reports for executive committee
Coordinates monthly update to master prospect list
Manages donor invites to special events and athletic functions
Assists in coordination of TAF thank a thon
Partners with the LSU L-Club to foster relationships between L-Club members and TAF.
Coordination with University personnel, Athletic Department personnel, other TAF personnel, guests, donors, and invitees of sports and other major events held in the Tiger Den Suites.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field, plus 5-7 years of work experience in relevant industries or fields.
Oral and written communication skills necessary to organize, plan, and implement major sporting events and specialty events.
Utilization of excellent interpersonal skills to provide quality customer service, and to interact with a wide variety of stakeholders and clients, including donors, guests, and persons associated with the University community and the Athletic Department.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Position travels extensively for the purpose of visiting & soliciting prospects and donors throughout the southeast.
Knowledge of compliance with NCAA and SEC rules and regulations is required.
Customer service orientated consistent with TAF mission, values, and core principles.
Since 1987, TAF members have impacted the lives of LSU student-athletes.
Our mission is to assist Louisiana State University in building and maintaining a superior athletic program by providing private financial support for programs and facilities that ensure LSU student-athletes the opportunity to win in the classroom, in competition, and in life.