Executive, Executive - Associate Athletics Director
4 Year Degree
Reports to: Athletic Director
General Responsibilities: The Associate Athletic Director for Development serves as a member of the department's senior leadership team that is committed to excellence and advancing the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics through its strategic plan and vision. This senior level administrator will provide leadership, direction and managerial supervision of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics' Development Office.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Identifying and cultivating major gift prospects.
Cultivating and soliciting gifts for annual, endowment, capital and sports specific initiatives.
Serving as liaison to and working in conjunction with University Advancement on current and future fundraising initiatives.
Work directly with the athletic departments 18 varsity teams in meeting departmental and programmatic fundraising goals.
Coordinate and collaborate with internal and external individuals on specials events, fundraising activities, and donor stewardship initiatives.
Oversight of Department of Athletics Champions Club Advisory Board and all related initiatives.
Liaison with 3rd party multimedia rights holder, work with multimedia rights holders and others on sponsorship procurement
As assigned by the Athletics Director, serve as Sports Administrator of assigned sports programs to provide leadership and counsel to coaches on a broad range of daily, on-going and annual administrative services, including but not limited to academic success, competitive excellence and fiscal responsibility.
Comply with all NCAA, Horizon League, and institutional rules and regulations.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelors' degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience is required.
A minimum of seven years progressively responsible experience in development and fundraising in Division I Intercollegiate Athletics.
Experience supervising, mentoring and providing direction to others.
Demonstrated experience in all types of fundraising including; annual fund, major gifts, planned giving, and capital campaign;
Proven track record of exceeding fundraising goals.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills; excellent oral and written communications skills;
Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays depending on work and game schedules.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, work as part of a team and motivate staff in a fast paced environment.
Demonstrated support for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Valid driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the university by the university's insurance carrier.