University of North Texas - Director of Development - Athletics

Feb 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Athletics Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Director of Development to join our team. This position will be responsible for securing private support for the University's athletic programs through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, with an emphasis on annual fund gifts. Position will work within the Denton community, as well as the entire DFW Metroplex to enhance the image of the athletic department and university by continual assistance in interdepartmental networking and relationship building.List of Key Activities:* Primary focus will be on the development of relationships with UNT alumni and other donors, specifically targeting gifts in the $1K to $10K range.* Leverage all available University and Athletic Department resources and assets (i.e. tickets, premium seating, parking, event attendance, etc.) to identify, cultivate, and solicit fundraising support.* Manage a portfolio of Mean Green Club annual fund donors.* Assist in the development and implementation of strategy to grow membership for the Mean Green Club.* Oversee all Mean Green hospitality and special events for the department.* Maintain the MGC website and develop strategic initiatives to solicit new donors and communicate with current MGC donors (includes social media, weekly emails, etc.).* Assist with the growth of the annual fund membership base, daily. processing of gifts, organizing the content of the Mean Green Club website. * Coordinate alumni and donor events with the North Texas Alumni Association.* Proactively represents UNT Athletics at external events in order to identify prospects and grow network of support.* Creation of comprehensive stewardship campaigns and personalized materials and assisting with solicitation materials.* Comply with all NCAA, Conference USA, University, and Athletic department rules and regulations.* Proactively represents UNT Athletics at external events in order to identify prospects and grow network of support.* Perform other duties as assigned.The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree and four years of professional experience in fundraising, event planning, or public relations; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:* Knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising principles.* Supervisory experience.* Travel and weekend duties as necessary.