Senior Associate Athletic Director

  West Region University
  West Region
  Administration/Management
  Posted/Updated: 02/26/20

Job Summary

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead a comprehensive development program that support Athletics fundraising priorities.
  • Continue the growth and development of a high functioning annual fund in support of athletes.
  • Serve as the chief of development officer for athletic development, oversee the Athletic Fund and serve on the Athletics Senior Staff team to the Director of Athletics.
  • Fully manage, directly or indirectly, all aspects of the annual fund while exceeding goals for both visits and proposals.
  • Responsible for meeting the unit and personal fundraising goals and objectives.
  • Coordinate athletics fundraising with the central University Advancement department and participate in university advancement meetings with Advancement leadership.
  • Solicit prospects and current donors as appropriate and qualify major gift prospects to secure philanthropic investments in support of  Athletics fundraising priorities.
  • Manage, develop and mentor 13+ full time staff members to further develop donor management techniques and strategies while maximizing productivity.
  • Ensures that team goals are met while training and developing staff members as a leader.
  • Provide performance evaluations, goal setting, coaching and career guidance.
  • Design and develop solicitation strategies with Director of Athletics, University Advancement team and coaching staffs to achieve development goals.
  • Work with development staff, coaches and administrators to develop and manage athletic events and activities that further development goals and objectives.
  • Clearly and professionally articulate vision and fundraising priorities of Athletics and Athletic Fund to external and internal stakeholders.
  • Identify and capitalize on fundraising opportunities and projects as they arise.
  • In consultation with Director of Athletics and University Advancement team, the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Development will establish aggressive personal and departmental goals, objectives and comprehensive strategies.
  • Performs additional duties and special projects as assigned by Director of Athletics.

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in sport marketing, administration, management or a related field is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • 7-10 years of related work experience in a Division I athletic development.
  • Track record of exceeding personal and departmental fundraising goals.
  • Team player and strong leader that works cooperatively and collaboratively with other business units.
  • Significant athletic development and management experience.
  • Track record of successfully supervising, mentoring and providing direction to staff.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational, verbal, writing, customer service and interpersonal 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.
  • Understands and upholds standards befitting Athletics.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US and successfully pass a background check.


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