A Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development leads a meeting with potential donors.

If you’re a skilled collaborator with a professional presence with superior interpersonal skills – the Hot Job you’ve been looking for is here. – the Hot Job you’ve been looking for is here.

Stanford University, a school that boasts internationally renowned athletes including Tiger Woods, John McEnroe, Ruben Amaro, Jr., Katie Ledecky, and John Elway, is searching for a skilled collaborator and influencer to become their next Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development. 

Job Requirements:

  • Provide strategy, leadership, and direction for the athletics development program.
  • Plan and implement large-scale, multiple fundraising programs.
  • Collaborate with volunteers, faculty, and senior leaders on innovations and goals and develop plans for implementation.
  • Direct staff and provide leadership to achieve the goals and vision of the organization. Responsible for hiring and retaining staff, career coaching, personal development for direct reports, and accountability for the performance of employees. Promotes and supports an environment of diversity and inclusion.
  • Support diverse employees in an environment which promotes equity and inclusion.
  • Oversight for all programs related to development for Stanford Athletics.


  • Bachelor’s degree and ten years of relevant experience and management experience, preferably in athletics fundraising for a D1 school, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Significant major gift fundraising experience with a demonstrated record of success.
  • Demonstrated experience cultivating, soliciting, and closing seven-figure gifts from a broad range of donors.
  • Proven ability to meet fundraising goals with a strong track record in managing fundraising teams and balancing donor and internal coach/administrator relationships.
  • Ability to build and lead a diverse team with demonstrated experience in creating equitable and inclusive workplaces.
  • Strategic skills to craft and help implement fundraising plans.
  • Ability to manage a large number of fundraising activities simultaneously.
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective management experience and excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated experience recruiting, evaluating, mentoring, and placing staff.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging and motivating groups of diverse individuals, including strong volunteer management skills.

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*Stanford is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.