Elon University is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as Director of Athletics Development. Reporting to the Associate Athletics Director of Development, the Director of Athletics Development is responsible for building relationships with alumni and friends of Elon University that will enhance future athletic development at Elon. The individual in this position will successfully work with the University Advancement office and staff in furtherance of institutional fundraising goals and campaigns. The Director of Athletics Development will manage a portfolio consisting of annual and major gift donors and prospects. The primary responsibilities of this position include identifying, cultivating and stewarding donors, soliciting annual gifts with an emphasis on leadership-level annual giving, and soliciting major gifts for the scholarship fund and priority projects. Additionally, the individual in this position will provide leadership in key fundraising events including the annual “Night of the Phoenix,” “Elon Day,” and other giving opportunities on behalf of the athletics department; will serve as a liaison between Athletics Development and the Phoenix Club Advisory Board; and will serve as a liaison to additional athletics units and external affinity groups as assigned. The Director of Athletics Development will be expected to document all donor and prospect moves in a regular and timely fashion while maintaining a consistent schedule of donor meetings and communications. A demonstrated commitment to NCAA rules compliance and adherence to NCAA regulations is required. The position will remain open until filled. Apply at https://elon.peopleadmin.com/postings/7911. Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.
BA/BS required with three to five years related experience.
Internal Number: 20121977
About Elon University
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered university that values experiential learning and strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s 7,000 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for engaged learning programs in study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, leadership and community service. Elon is ranked the nation’s #1 master’s-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. Elon leads the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report recognition for academic programs that “Focus on Student Success.” More than 435 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private uni...versities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university’s 656-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.