Athletics fundraising at William & Mary is responsible for the leadership & strategy of private philanthropy to benefit athletics programming at William & Mary. The athletics fundraising team is seated in two offices, University Advancement and William & Mary Athletics. The Director of Athletics Annual Giving / Associate Director of Athletics Advancement reports to the Executive Director of Athletics Advancement/ Senior Associate Athletics Director for Advancement with primary responsibility for planning, coordination, implementation and management of the Tribe Athletics annual giving program, with an emphasis on acquisition and retention of donors supporting Athletics at W&M. The Director of Athletics Annual Giving / Associate Director of Athletics Advancement will manage a portfolio of 50-100 donors and will collaborate and coordinate with the central advancement annual giving team and with the athletics donor relations manager; they will coordinate the annual giving master calendar and be the point person for sport specific advisory boards, and game day assistance.
• Bachelor’s Degree with significant professional level of experience or specialized expertise. • Experience with direct mail or membership best practices, Windows, and knowledge of phone-a-thons. • Several years of experience in Intercollegiate Athletics preferably in development, marketing, or closely related field • Experience working with a relational CRM or database • Experience working with automated email systems • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, including but not limited to programming and staffing