The Assistant Athletics Director for Annual Giving's duties are to provide leadership and management for the annual giving team, developing data-based strategies that will help to grow the annual fund through membership acquisition and upgrades, and other methods of revenue generation. Provide staff support and leadership to the Terrapin Club Board of Directors, organizing the efforts of these volunteers to support the donor/membership and fund raising goals for the department. Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors and prospects for annual and major gifts to meet department priorities and needs.
To Apply: Submit applications electronically at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Search for position number 111567. For best consideration applications should include (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information of at least three references. Application deadline is November 13, 2017. More information on Maryland Athletics can be found at www.umterps.com.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
Experience: A minimum of seven (7) years of successful development experience with a proven record of working effectively creating and executing strategies to grow and sustain an athletics annual fund or major gifts program. Must have a successful track record of soliciting, securing and closing philanthropic gifts.
Must have one (1) to (3) years experience in managing full-time staff is required, and past work with volunteers in fundraising is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The candidate must a proven track record of building excellent donor/client relationships. Must have a willingness and ability to make “cold calls” and to cultivate relationships with and solicit individuals and corporations.
The candidate must have excellent writing skills. Must have the ability to manage many projects simultaneously and a demonstrated record of completing assignments. The candidate must have a strong customer service ethic and experience overseeing successful events and activities.
The candidate must exhibit strong interpersonal skills that will enable him or her to work well with diverse groups of constituents and colleagues. He or she must demonstrate the aptitude to represent the University in a highly professional and effective manner.
The candidate must be an excellent leader. The ability to set goals, monitor progress towards those goals and motivate a staff to achieve success in their own jobs is an important component of this position. The ability to lead by always setting an excellent example is also very important.
The candidate must have an outstanding work ethic.
Master’s degree preferred.
Development experience at an NCAAFBS level program or within a large complex organization preferred.
Experience in working with/overseeing volunteers in fundraising is preferred.
The University of Maryland is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is located on a beautiful campus located eight miles north of the nation's capital in College Park, which was recently rated "Best place to Raise Kids in Maryland" by Bloomberg.com. The campus is also near Columbia, Maryland, which was listed as the #2 “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine. The Ath...letic Program has won 20 national championships over the last 15 years and is a charter member of the Big Ten Conference. Currently, 78 of the University's academic programs are ranked in their respective Top 25 nationally.