Assistant Director of the Spartan Club

Greensboro, NC
May 25, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 12554

Functional Title Assistant Director of the Spartan Club

Position Type Staff

Position Summary

The Department of Athletics is administratively housed in the Chancellor's Office. The Department of Athletics promotes the University's philosophy of a student-athlete through its affiliation with the NCAA Division I. Approximately 220 students participate in Intercollegiate Athletics. The goal of the Department of Athletics is to offer a competitive schedule regionally while striving toward national recognition.

The Advancement Office of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is responsible for developing and managing programs leading to private gifts which will support and advance the University's faculty, students, and programs. The Advancement Office also serves as central coordinator for all fundraising efforts on campus.

The primary purpose of this position is to work with alumni, friends, coaches, administrators, faculty and businesses to raise annual gifts for the Spartan Club. This position will also entail Special Projects. Projects will require close working relationships with volunteers, development officers, faculty, and other University officers as well as an understanding of academic and co-curricular program goals and objectives.

Functional Areas of Emphasis:

  • Spartan Club
  • Athletics Advancement staff, Athletic coaches and staff
  • Internal and external donors, prospects and volunteers for University and Athletics-related events
  • Communication to donors, friends, and former student-athletes

Major Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Actively solicit gifts under $1,000 and steward existing Spartan Club members with the goal of increasing their giving
  • Manage student membership program to generate funds for the Spartan Club
  • Launch senior gift fundraising campaign

Event Management and Operations

  • Oversee all Spartan Club/Athletic special events geared towards raising funds and stewarding/cultivating donors. Events will include but are not limited to: Scholarship Recognition Dinner, Golf Classic Fundraising Event, Hall of Fame, Homecoming, Alumni/Team Reunions, Basketball Pre-Game Receptions at Coliseum, On the Road Functions, Donor Recognition Event, Women's Weekend/Event


  • Ensure that all Spartan Club donors receive appropriate stewardship, recognition and benefits. Goal of stewardship program is to help maintain a high level of donor retention and also to encourage increased giving.
  • Coordinate student-athlete thank-a-thon.


  • Provide strategic direction and management for all Spartan Club communications, including: Annual Report, Spartan Club Brochure, Team Enrichment Fund Mailings, Donor/Season Ticket Holder E-Newsletter, Spartan Club Website, Video Production, Advertising, Team E-mail Groups, Social Media

Liaison with Ticket Office

  • Ensure smooth integration with the NeuLion system and ticket office; participate in weekly external affairs meetings.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in college athletics or related field, preferably in the areas of marketing, tickets, events and promotion, or fundraising.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct multiple programs and activities.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekend and travel.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, Photoshop, and Ticketmaster software required, additional computer skills preferred.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree.
  • Prior work experience at the NCAA Division I level.

Tenure Status N/A

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of References, in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on the applicants behalf. This will occur when an applicant successfully submits the application

In addition to the brief electronic application the following documents are REQUIRED to be uploaded:

  • Resume/CV,
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Unofficial Transcript

The following documents are optional:

  • Reference Letter 1
  • Reference Letter 2
  • Reference Letter 3

Recruitment Range Commensurate with experience.

Org #-Department Intercollegiate Athletics - 85001

Job Open Date 05/25/2017

For Best Consideration Date 06/03/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Unofficial Transcript(s)
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Reference Letter 2
  3. Reference Letter 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of two years of experience in college athletics or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience in the areas of marketing, tickets, events and promotions, or fundraising?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a master's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Rate yourself on your experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint.)
    • Excellent
    • Good
    • Satisfactory
    • Poor
  6. * Of the following software, please indicate which ones you have experience with: Photoshop, Ticketmaster and NeuLion.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Other
  8. * If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

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