Salary and Terms: Probationary, full time position. Salary placement is based on evaluation of experience.
MSUAASF Range D.
Appointment Date: November 1, 2021 or date to be negotiated.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 7, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled
Position Description: The Associate Director of Athletics for External Affairs is responsible for day-to-day responsibilities for the organization, implementation and direction of the Athletic Departments External Affairs with primary responsibilities to lead and direct the athletic department’s overall staff, corporate partnerships, marketing, public relations, advertising, communications, licensing, branding, promotions, major gifts, endowment program and alumni relationships. These duties must align with the mission of the University and philosophy of the Advancement Team. The leadership the Associate Director of Athletics provides directly impacts the financial stability of the University, SMSU Foundation, Advancement Office and the Department of Athletics.
Three (3) years of professional experience in sports marketing sponsorship, financial planning, development/fundraising, or athletic administration leadership.
Demonstrated commitment or proven strategies for fostering a diverse and inclusive environment; demonstrated ability or proven strategies to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
The ability to work strategically, develop and implement constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers.
Strong written and presentation skills with proven success in soliciting funds from various constituencies.
Ability to work independently, but collaboratively, in goal-oriented team environment.
Experience with Raisers’ Edge preferred and skilled use of Microsoft Office software, including Excel, as well as presentation, and website applications expected.
Ability to adjust to new situations and change.
Experience in successfully securing corporate sponsorships and fulfillment.
Please Note: Requires a valid driver’s license. Extensive travel, weekend and evening work required.
Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State system. SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate and graduate teaching/advising and close student/faculty relationships. Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions. The 216-acre campus encompasses 24 modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings. Marshall (pop. 13,000) is the hub of a rich agricultural area and offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.
Application Data: Letter of application addressing position qualifications, resume, and transcripts must be attached to your application. Complete the online application process at https://smsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/1605 Additional information on Southwest Minnesota State University can be found at: www.SMSU.edu
Southwest Minnesota State University, a member of the Minnesota State system, is an equal opportunity educator and employer. SMSU is committed to affirmative recruitment and encourages applications from women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities. Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States.Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability for the application and/or interview should be made to the Affirmative Action Office, 507-537-6208. For TTY communications, contact Minnesota Relay Service 1-800-627-3529. This vacancy notice is available in alternative format upon request.