The UNCW Department of Athletics sponsors 19 varsity sports and competes in the NCAA Division I as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. UNCW Athletics mission is to enrich the University through a commitment to developing leadership qualities among its student-athletes by providing opportunities which support and promote academic excellence, community engagement and competitive success.
The Associate Director of Athletic Development is a member of a team of development and advancement professionals within a dynamic and growing athletics program. Under the direct leadership of the Executive Director of the Seahawk Club, the Associate Director will manage a portfolio of assigned prospects with a gift level concentration of $2,500 to $250,000; nurture relations with prospects; track progress through the Advancement management system; advance proposals for major gifts prospects; and develop and deliver on effective reporting strategies. This position will also provide guidance on the Seahawk Club communications/solicitation strategies and oversee the courtesy car program.
•Three (3) years of professional fundraising experience in a higher education athletics environment.
• Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising.
• Ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.
• Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, relationship building, and creative problem solving skills.
• Ability to assess and interpret the needs and wishes of prospective donors and translate these into effective action plans.
• Ability to request and interpret complex data reports to determine potential prospects.
• Demonstrated ability to work interdependently and independently in a collaborative environment is vital.
• Demonstrated passion for service excellence, integrity, a positive outlook, commitment to highest standard of donor ethics, a strong work ethic, be self-motivated and committed to high performance and dedication to the value of higher education.
Internal Number: 7711
About University of North Carolina Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.