Brief Summary of Work for this Position The Associate Director of Athletic Development is a member of a team of development and advancement professionals within a dynamic and growing athletics program. Under the direct leadership of the Executive Director of the Seahawk Club, the Associate Director will manage a portfolio of assigned prospects with a gift level concentration of $2,500 to $250,000; nurture relations with prospects; track progress through the Advancement management system; advance proposals for major gifts prospects; and develop and deliver on effective reporting strategies.
Three years of professional fundraising experience in a higher education athletics environment.
List the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position
Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising.
Ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.
Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, relationship building, and creative problem solving skills.
Ability to assess and interpret the needs and wishes of prospective donors and translate these into effective action plans.
Ability to request and interpret complex data reports to determine potential prospects.
Demonstrated ability to work interdependently and independently in a collaborative environment is vital.
Demonstrated passion for service excellence, integrity, a positive outlook, commitment to highest standard of donor ethics, a strong work ethic, be self-motivated and committed to high performance and dedication to the value of higher education.
Preferred formal education, professional skills and work experience
Experience in a Division I university environment.
Experience in sales, marketing or communications.
Master’s degree in sport administration or related field.
Primary purpose of the division, department, and/or grant
The UNCW Department of Athletics sponsors 19 varsity sports and competes in the NCAA Division I as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. UNCW Athletics mission is to enrich the University through a commitment to developing leadership qualities among its student-athletes by providing opportunities which support and promote academic excellence, community engagement and competitive success.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
Priority Consideration Information
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.? Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at http://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/17768
Internal Number: Pos.# 7711 / E445
About University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.