The Assistant Director of Athletic Development (Annual Fund) is a member of a team of development and advancement professionals within a dynamic and growing athletics program. Under the direct leadership of the Director of the Seahawk Club, the Assistant Director will:
Develop and execute targeted strategies to increase alumni and friend giving with a gift level concentration of $1,000 to $10,000; Advance active proposals for a portfolio of prospects; Track progress through Advancement’s prospect management system; Direct the effective handling of gifts; Manage Seahawk Club communication strategies and donor benefits; Coordinate with Ticket Operations; Oversee the courtesy car program
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; Knowledge of marketing and social media, and the ability to cultivate positive relationships within the university and the community
Minimum Requirements: A Bachelors’ Degree; Two years of professional fundraising experience in a higher education athletics environment
Preferred formal education, professional skills and work experience
Understand the needs and interests of donors in order to develop relationships between them and Athletics; Ability to request and interpret complex data reports to determine potential prospects; Demonstrate the ability to work interdependently and independently in a collaborative environment is vital; Experience in a Division I university environment with a focus in sales, marketing or communications; Demonstrate a 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.
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.
EEO Statement: The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of 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.
Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at http://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/13869
Internal Number: Pos# 1755
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.