Job Description

Grand Canyon University! One of Arizona’s leading institutions of higher learning.

Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University.

Grand Canyon University’s Athletic Department is passionate about helping student-athletes achieve their highest level of excellence. The Athletic Department uses intercollegiate sports as a platform for developing our student-athletes on integrity and personal growth. Are you passionate about helping student-athletes achieve their highest level of excellence? Then this position is for you! Grand Canyon University is seeking an Athletics Development Coordinator.

What you will do:

  • Prepare philanthropic research, including background reports, sector research, and prospect biographies. Facilitate proactive research initiatives as needed.

  • Produce high quality proposals, reports and other cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship materials as needed.

  • In conjunction with Director of Development, establish annual goals for visits, solicitations and dollars raised.

  • Develop strategies, prepare proposals and materials including written documentation for accurate gift recording, acknowledgments, and reporting.

  • Consistently enter information into GCU’s CRM database to maintain integrity of information relevant to assigned prospects.

  • Engages with prospects and donors at GCU events.

  • Record contacts in a timely and accurate fashion.

  • Work collaboratively with units across GCU athletics to match donor interests with projects that are approved, strategic priorities. Work with gift officers to develop and maintain an effective moves management strategy for moving prospective and current donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure. 

  • Manages a portfolio of 250+ annual and mid-level prospects; managing a Top 25 philosophy for proposal asks.  Target gifts amount $100 to $10,000.

  • Support the entering and tracking of all activities, actions, call reports and deadlines in requisite tracking systems. 

  • Other duties as assigned.

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • May travel both locally and domestically which requires overnights and weekends.

  • Must have valid driver’s license with clean driving record.

  • Must pass pre-employment background investigation.

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

Why work at GCU:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan

  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events

  • Free covered parking

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses, and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

  • Free on-site gyms on campus

Application Instructions

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