Development Specialist – South Carolina

Location: Columbia, SC 29208
Department: Sales/Business Development - LEARFIELD Amplify

Compensation: $ - $

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid PTO
  • Flexible Work Schedule

Founded in 2011 on the people principles of Character, Capacity and Commitment, LEARFIELD Amplify represents nearly 40 collegiate athletic departments, professional sports teams and related industry organizations nationwide, with more than 170 on-site sales personnel dedicated to serving these respective relationships. The company delivers a total revenue solution through staff development, high-value expertise, and engaged fan relationships. As the sports industry and fan behavior continues to evolve, LEARFIELD Amplify remains at the forefront of business intelligence through many of its national relationships, leading to increased revenues for teams across the country.

LEARFIELD Amplify’ s development team is a local, dedicated entity representing the University. In complete collaboration with the University, this team is committed through first class professionalism to building top notch donor acquisition, cultivation, and stewardship extending the affinity of the University’s brand to fans, donors, alumni, businesses and corporations of all sizes looking to align with the undeniably loyal and passionate collegiate sports fan base.

LEARFIELD Amplify is actively seeking a Development Specialist to develop and manage philanthropic and annual giving initiatives for the University of South Carolina. 


  • Develop and manage philanthropic and annual giving based initiatives to generate new revenue.
  • Develop relationships with New donors that could leave to Major Gifts to the Gamecock Club.
  • Cultivate and solicit prospect bases for annual fundraising campaign.
  • Heavy focus on philanthropic given, prospecting for leads and setting appointments.
  • Provide support for special events, receptions and reunions designed to create/raise awareness of South Carolina Athletics.
  • Communicate with donors by phone, mail, and email as appropriate relating to privately supported funds.
  • Create opportunities for donor recognition and identify opportunities to connect donors and fund recipients.
  • Achieve and exceed weekly, monthly, and annual revenue goals established by management.
  • Achieve and exceed weekly activity and hustle metrics.
  • Provide superior customer service to clients throughout the season.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum of one (1) year’ experience working in sales or development with collegiate and/or pro sports team
  • Superior communication skills, collaborative with strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Results oriented leader with proven ability to motivate people and maximize revenue production.
  • Highest level of personal and professional integrity and ethics with strong customer service skills
  • Experience working with CRM systems such as ACT,, Microsoft CRM, etc
  • Willingness and ability to work long hours, including holidays and weekends as required


LEARFIELD is the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions for fan engagement. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Our suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics; ticketing, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems.

Our people-friendly culture is a hallmark of our style and approach to business and is rooted in values demonstrating intentional and active care for other people. The company and its employees strive each day to live by the company's value statement: “build the team, grow the company, have fun, love and serve others.” 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. LEARFIELD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.