SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Duties: Reporting to the Director of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics and to the Associate Vice President of Development for Undergraduate Programs, oversee all aspects of the planning, implementation, and execution of DRIA's comprehensive, coordinated fundraising program, raising $20M+ per year for endowment, capital and annual giving priorities (expected to grow to $30M+ during upcoming campaign). Serve as the key advisor and expert to the Director of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics for all development and alumni relations matters. Responsibilities include directing and overseeing all aspects of the fundraising program (prospect management from identification through stewardship, events, communications, social media, volunteer management) for annual, endowment and capital needs for division that comprises 33 varsity sports, a variety of club and intramural sports, and recreation programming for the Penn community; managing a 12 person staff; managing a portfolio of prospects; supporting the Board of Overseers, including direct responsibility for the Development Committee; serving as a member of the Athletic Director's senior management team; creating and fostering relationships with coaches and other Athletics staff whose work impacts fundraising efforts; and developing relationships across Penn Development and Alumni Relations in support of overall DRIA fundraising achievement.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree required, Master's degree preferred; 7-10 years of progressively responsible development experience, preferably in college athletics and/or in a fundraising campaign setting. Commitment to college athletics and fostering the student-athlete experience. Demonstrated success in major gifts fundraising and leading an annual giving program. Experience managing a staff, including front-line fundraising, operational and administrative staff. Ability to succeed in a complex and decentralized organization with two formal reporting relationships and numerous stakeholders. Exceptional leadership, organizational, communication, and critical-thinking skills. Strong problem-solving orientation, demonstrating creative and collaborative approaches. Aptitude for working in a goals-oriented environment. Experience with and understanding of databases, pipelines, performance tracking and other metric measurement processes. Positive outlook with a good sense of humor. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as needed. Must be willing to travel frequently, largely domestically, but with some international travel. Valid driver's license required.
Reference Number: 90-24985
Salary Grade: 030
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: School/Center Development
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: F-Development/Fundraising/Marketing