The successful candidate is responsible for planning, developing, and executing a comprehensive annual giving program designed to continue building support for Cougar Athletics, and implement and manage season and group ticket sales, corporate partnerships, and associated activities. The Assistant Athletic Director for Development will report directly to the Associate Athletic Director, with secondary reporting to the SR. Associate Athletic Director and the Director for Intercollegiate Athletics.
Each function listed is important to the successful performance of this job; however, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, or efforts associated with this position. The supervisor, or designee, may assign additional job-related tasks or special projects.
Travel is essential to be successful in this position and evening and weekend work will be involved in this position as well.
Coordinate the Cougar Pride Club (Annual Fund), including but not limited to all solicitation, cultivation, stewardship and donor relations through fund drives, phone calls, mailings, visits and active solicitation of donors and potential donors.
Identify, solicit, and steward corporate partnerships under the direction of the Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Advancement.
Working cooperatively to solicit and sell new season tickets and group ticket sales, in coordination with the Assistant Director of Athletic Business and Ticket Management.
Implement promotional ticket sales strategies and operations for city, state and regional exposure for Cougar Athletics.
Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward gift prospects under $10,000 in support of the University of Sioux Falls (USF) Athletics by matching and advancing the USF’s fund-raising priorities with prospective donors’ interests for unrestricted and restricted athletic support with the vision and mission of the institution.
Generate, implement and coordinate game day events and promotional activities, as well as annual fund donor events, in coordination with the USF Athletic staff.
Attend game day contests and provide set-up, support, and management of all donor relations and corporate partnership activities (hospitality, Cougar Pride Club, game day contests and promotions) as well as other game day duties as required and assigned.
Coordinate and execute all athletic special events (Hall of Fame, SID Shootout, other fundraisers) and solicits donor, partner, and staff participation in participation with appropriate University partners, including but not limited to departments, staff, and faculty.
Build and implement a strategic marketing plan, including email, mailings, social media, phone calls, and in-person visits in coordination with the strategic marketing plan, and under the supervision of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, and in coordination of the Director of Marketing and Communication or designee.
Within purview of position, enforcement of NCAA, conference and institutional policies and procedures as it affects donor and partner relations.
Comply with all USF policies and regulations, and also with outside agencies' policies and regulations, including but not limited to Title IX (Mandatory Reporter), Clery Act, NCAA, NSIC, Department of Education, Clery Act, FERPA, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Justice.
•Bachelor’s degree required
•Higher education experience preferred
•Commitment and ability to articulate the Christian mission of the University
•Experience with fund raising, sales, marketing, business or similar essential with the ability to build and sustain business relationships
•Demonstrated success in event planning preferred
•Proven planning and organizational skills, including ability to manage multiple relationships and priorities in a fast-paced environment
•Exceptional communication skills: written, oral and listening
•Demonstrated strong work ethic contributing to a strong team effort and departmental success
•Proficient with desktop computer, Microsoft Office Suite, internet, printer/fax/copier
•Travel is necessary with a valid driver’s license, the ability to successfully pass a background check, possess a valid driver’s license and lift up to 25 lbs. required.
To apply, send a cover letter, an updated resume including three professional references with addresses, emails and phone numbers directly to:
University of Sioux Falls Human Resources Office –Assistant AD for Development Sioux Falls, SD 57105
University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota was founded in 1883. The University of Sioux Falls is the 2nd largest private University in South Dakota. USF offers 41 undergraduate and graduate academic programs. The University is located in the heart of South Dakota’s largest city which boasts a metropolitan area population of approximately 235,000 residents.The University of Sioux Falls,... founded in 1883, is a Christian, liberal arts university of over 1,600 students (including non-traditional and graduate programs) affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA, and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. The University of Sioux Falls is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The University offers a demanding liberal arts education in 29 fields of study, as well as graduate degrees in education and business administration. Located at the intersection of I29 and I90, Sioux Falls is a hub for regional transportation, culture, entertainment, commerce, medicine, and shopping. An attractive and progressive community, it is also one of the fastest growing financial centers in the nation. There are excellent public and private schools, a symphony orchestra, a community playhouse, and other programs in the arts. There are three major hospitals, over thirty parks with soccer, softball, and baseball fields, swimming pools, and a bike trail that surrounds the city. Sioux Falls enjoys a low crime rate, low unemployment, no state or local income tax, and many nearby opportunities for camping, boating, fishing, hunting, and other year-round recreational activities.University of Sioux Falls Cougar Athletics has been blessed with a strong and supportive community. The City of Sioux Falls is one of a kind; with safe neighborhoods, a strong economy and population growth. Students at USF have a great experience outside of the classroom while studying in Sioux Falls. Many local businesses and organizations provide internships for our students which lead to jobs post-graduation.USF student-athletes continue to be successful on the field, court, and pitch in 16 different sports with approximately 32 percent of full-time, day-time students participating in sports. In the last 7 years, our athletic programs have produced 102 All-American Scholar Athletes and 45 All-Americans. Over the last five years, the USF community has supported construction and remodeling of athletic facilities that now boasts the USF Sanford Health Sports Complex which is home to The Bob Young Field, Lillibridge Track and Stadium, and the only FIFA sanctioned artificial turf, the first of its kind to be installed in the United States for the USF Soccer Complex. USF track and field features one of the 20 largest facilities in the country and Cougar football is one of the few programs of its size to utilize a video board for live footage, instant replays and game enhancing features. The Stewart Center has been upgraded with new scoreboards and bleacher and chair back seating with additional renovation to the lockerrooms and gymnasium taking place in the summer of 2012. The University of Sioux Falls is a member of the NCAA Division II and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. It is the support of the NCAA which will allow Sioux Falls student-athletes the benefit from the following features of Division II:•Graduation Rate: Division II student-athletes graduation rate is consistently 10-15 percentage points higher than the total student body. •Class Time: Division II's regionalization philosophy rewards the scheduling of local or regional opponents in the regular season, resulting in limited missed class time for student-athletes. •Additional Assistance: The Degree-Completion Scholarship Program provides deserving Division II student-athletes who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility with financial assistance. •National Championship Opportunities: Division II features unparalleled opportunity for student-athletes to advance to national championship competition as a result of the division's generous championship access ratios. •Community Partnerships: Division II has initiated national community partnerships with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.