Director of External Events and Engagement

  State University
  West Region
  Posted/Updated: 01/23/20

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Associate Athletic Director for External Operations, the Director of Events & Engagement will aid in the development of a comprehensive stewardship and growth program for the State Athletics.


  • They will play a lead role in the planning and execution of all external stakeholder engagement events.
  • This position will work closely with the Associate Athletic Director for Development and the University Foundation to ensure collaboration with all University Development initiatives.
  • The foremost mission of this role is to promote a culture of philanthropy, aid in driving donation revenue, increase support from external constituents, and elevate engagement with all Athletics supporters and partners.
  • The candidate will have excellent communication skills, and collaborate frequently with a variety of university stakeholders and donors.
  • The successful candidate will also be able to accept and respond positively to direction, and complete job duties independently, on-time and with precision.
  • The Director should have a working knowledge and understanding of all NCAA rules and regulations.


  • A Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience in project management, event planning/coordination, stewardship, fundraising or a related field.
  • An understanding of fundraising fundamentals and the ability to apply them to a strategic vision.
  • Knowledge of/desire to build a career in athletics, sports and/or entertainment industry.
  • Experience in working with relational databases and solid computer skills.
  • The ability to manage several tasks or projects simultaneously, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, a demonstrated commitment to customer service, and a track record in building quality relationships.
  • The capacity to achieve superior results working independently and as a member of a creative team in high-pressure situations.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills.

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