The Associate Athletics Director for Development is responsible for all development activities in the Athletic Department. Specifically, the Associate Athletics Director will: Identify, cultivate, solicit and provide stewardship of major donors for Athletic Department initiatives and Osprey Club events. Major Gifts and Partnerships – Primary responsibility is to meet the goals set by the Director of Athletics and the AVP Development, for fund raising and for individual goals in operating revenue areas. Identify, solicit, and cultivate major gift donors, defined as donors who make a commitment of $25,000 or more to UNF. Athletics – Develop new sources for fund raising and revenue, including increases in annual giving from current donors and future prospects. Continue to develop and assess a Top 50 list of potential donors. Work in a coordinated and collaborative effort with University Development Staff regarding identification, stewardship and proposal development. Supervise the gift acknowledgement procedures for all athletic department gifts. Establish annual and monthly contact goals and monitor the progress towards these goals for each development team member and provide a monthly report for the AVP of Development. Continue to follow the best practices for the administration of the development functions, including practices followed by the University Development area related to donor identification, donor solicitation, call reports, and gift accounting practices Oversee all functions of the Osprey Club and serve as Director of the Osprey Club. Serve as a member of the Athletic Department Senior Staff. Work with the Director of Athletics, the AVP of Development, and Senior Staff to identify areas for which external support is appropriate and necessary. Work with the Director of Athletics, the AVP of Development, and Senior Staff in developing strategies and materials for attracting external support for the Athletic Department. Nurture long-term relationships on behalf of the Athletic Department with contributors including individuals, corporations and foundations. Work with the AVP of Development on behalf of the Athletic Department, bequests, trusts and other forms of estate gifts. Attend Institutional Advancement Team meetings. Prepare an annual calendar of Athletic Department public events to serve as both public relations and fund-raising tools for the Athletics and its programs. Develop an annual report of college development activities and accomplishments. Other duties as assigned by the AVP of Development, in consultation with the Athletic Director.
A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and four years of experience directly related to the job functions; or a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and six years of experience directly related to the job functions.
Internal Number: B06425
About University of North Florida
The University of North Florida serves as one of 11 public universities in Florida. UNF opened in 1972 and began admitting freshmen in 1984. The UNF Department of Athletics believes in total commitment to improving the lives of its student-athletes. All decisions are based on the idea that our athletes, who are the leaders of tomorrow, are students first. The commitment is providing student-athletes with the assistance necessary to balance athletic and academic participation. The University enrolls approximately 17,000 students and is located in Jacksonville, a major metropolitan center of Northeast Florida. The University of North Florida competes in the Atlantic Sun Conference and sponsors 19 Division I intercollegiate athletic sports which include baseball, basketball (m&w), cross country (m&w), golf (m&w), sand volleyball (w), soccer (m&w), softball, swimming and diving (w), tennis (m&w), indoor track (m&w) and outdoor track (m&w) and women's volleyball.