The Assistant Athletic Director for Major Gifts / Director of Athletics Advancement is responsible for soliciting and securing major gifts in the six and seven figure range and assisting with the implementation of strategic procedures and best practices for the athletics development unit in its entirety to include face-to-face cultivation, solicitations, priority point allocations, annual giving, prospect management, events, hospitality, volunteer management, project support and stewardship. The Assistant Athletic Director for Major Gifts / Director of Athletics Advancement will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of approximately 75 – 100 major gift prospects with the capacity to make gifts/pledges in excess of $25,000 and will have oversight of estate and endowment gifts.
• Bachelor’s degree with substantive experience or specialized expertise directly related to the position. • Experience in fundraising with the demonstrated ability to identify, qualify and cultivate prospective donors or clients or equivalent relationship management experience from client-serving or revenue-generating roles in other industries. • Understanding of volunteer management and its role in fundraising. • Demonstrated ability to reach aggressive goals with the demonstrated ability to solicit and secure private gifts. • Experience reaching aggressive goals. • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, including but not limited to programming and staffing.