Assistant Athletic Director for Development

Denton, TX
Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Requisition Number

Job Title
Assistant Athletic Director for Development

Official Title
Director Development

Position Number

Athletics - Gen - 220410


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Work Schedule
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., some evenings/weekends; events

Department Overview
UNT competes as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and C-USA. North Texas' athletic programs are classified as NCAA Division I, the largest and highest division among all colleges and universities. The 46,000 square-foot Athletic Center located off South Bonnie Brae Street is the centerpiece of North Texas athletics. Athletics strives to conduct a competitive athletics program that promotes faculty, staff, student and community affiliation and participation with North Texas Athletics. Also, to provide facilities which attract the highest level of talent and allow student athletes to perform at the highest level in practice and in competition.

Job Description
The Athletics Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire an Assistant Athletic Director for 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.

Minimum Qualifications
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.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
* Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with both internal and external constituents.
* Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
* Possess strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

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Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate
Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

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