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VCU Athletics *Development* Grad Assistant

Richmond

VCU Athletics *Development* Grad Assistant

  • req3036
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Athletics
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU Athletics is seeking graduate assistants to assist in the daily operations of the Development area.

Specifically, the Ram Athletic Fund Graduate Assistant will serve an important role as a liaison between the VCU Athletic Department and its 3,600 donor, $3.5 million annual fundraising operation. This position will assist with fulfillment of donor benefits, coordination of RAF events, provide tremendous customer service and represent VCU Athletics at numerous external functions, home athletic contests, donor trips, and University functions.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Identification of prospects for high-level annual and major gifts, serving as a “front door” to the RAF office, and assisting Major Gift Officers and Senior Administration with donor identification;
• Providing integral support with the coordination of donor benefits, VCU donor database management, parking reallocation, gift/seating renewals, gift processing, game-day operations, special events, booster activities, promotions and other duties as assigned for a $3.5 million annual fund, 3,600 donor operation;
• Managing RAF email account and main RAF phone line;
• Planning, implementing, and overseeing student-athlete “Thank-A-Thon,” reaching over 3,600 donors, and creating a fun, competitive environment for student-athletes to participate and spread the mission of VCU Athletics;
• Working in a team environment, collaborating on projects with ticket office, sports information department, marketing, coaches and all other areas of the VCU athletics department to provide outstanding fan experience to all VCU patrons;
• Attending all meetings as able and complete assignments in a timely, efficient, and professional manner; and
• All other duties as assigned by Athletics Development staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
• Admittance into a VCU graduate program; and
• Professionalism at all times, including numerous daily phone calls and frequent personal interaction with donors; and
• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a graduate assistant at VCU.

Preferred:
• Knowledge of and prior work experience in intercollegiate athletics;
• Strong customer service skills, highly organized, and detail-oriented; and
• Exceptional verbal and written communication.

All candidates must apply for this graduate assistant position. A cover letter and resume must be included as part of this application process.
We ask that graduate students limit their applications to three (3) graduate assistant positions of interest.
Applicants must be admitted to a VCU graduate program to be eligible for this position.
For information about applying to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership, see https://sportleadership.vcu.edu/apply/ .
An applicant who is admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership (CSL) may receive funding from both CSL and the VCU Athletics Department if they are the selected finalist.

There are two (2) open positions within Development.
This graduate assistant position for 2023-24 will be open until filled, and review of applications will begin immediately.
For questions regarding this graduate assistant position, please contact Hagan Rossi at rossihh@vcu.edu.
For questions regarding VCU Center for Sport Leadership applications, please contact Dr. Carrie LeCrom at cwlecrom@vcu.edu

 

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