Assistant/Associate Director-John Purdue Club/Assistant Director of Development

POSTED: November 8, 2021
BUSINESS: Purdue for Life Foundation
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Functions

  • Secure Annual Fund, Premium Seating, major gift and other donations to support Purdue student-athletes.
  • Build and manage portfolio of advancement prospects, meeting annual goals set each year.
  • Identify major gift and advancement prospects by personal interactions and University Development Office research.
  • Build relationships with donors through calls, face-to-face visits, events, and personal cultivation.
  • Provide customer service/support and membership assistance to donors over the phone, via email, and at athletic and John Purdue Club events.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Identify major gift and advancement prospects by personal interaction and research.
  • Make phone calls to donors and prospects to secure donations.
  • Utilize game days to visit and advance donor/prospect support of Purdue Athletics.
  • Represent John Purdue Club at on and off campus events to increase donations and members.
  • Provide support to the John Purdue Club’s Directors for Annual Giving.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be detail-oriented with excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent customer service, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to think creatively with a willingness to take initiative.
  • Capacity to multi-task is critical.
  • Self-directed with a learning orientation to changing technology and its impact on business practices, including social networking.
  • Personal computing skills required, including knowledge of MS Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of and experience in development and intercollegiate athletics preferred.
  • Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Degree in Athletics Administration, Management, Education, Communication, Hospitality and Tourism Management or related field preferred.
  • Some experience in sales, marketing, event planning, ticket office and/or development preferred (relevant internship may be substituted for experience.)
  • Customer service background and understanding of intercollegiate athletics are a high priority.
  • Experience as a Purdue student-athlete is a plus.


If you are interested in applying, please click here to begin the process: application deadline is Monday, November 29, 2021. A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. 


Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. PRF views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all Foundation-related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.  All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.


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