Assistant Athletic Director for Advancement/Major Gifts

Asheville, NC
Aug 30, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Reporting jointly to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Director of Athletics, the Assistant AD for Advancement/Major Gifts will develop and implement long and short term plans to secure major gifts from alumni, friends, volunteers, corporations, foundations and other entities with an emphasis on gifts of $25,000 and above in support of athletics and the university's strategic plan as set by the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and the Director of Athletics. This position will have established annual fundraising goals/metrics and serve as a member of the Director of Athletics Senior Team.

The primary focus will be to engage constituent members and prospects via face-to-face meetings, group settings, and events. This position works closely with athletic advancement staff, IMG employees, ticket office and coaches to create opportunities to engage donors.

The employee will be expected to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide variety of constituents. This position requires a high energy level, unquestioned integrity and fiscal accountability, and the ability to plan and achieve short- and long-range fundraising goals. The Assistant AD for Advancement/Major Gifts Officer will be an ambassador for the University and its mission.Bachelor's degree required from a four-year accredited college or university, preferably in business, communications, or sport management. A Master's degree is preferred.

Minimum of two to four years of direct fundraising experience asking for and closing gifts at the $25,000+ level required.

Preference for candidates with:

  • Experience fundraising within higher education and at an NCAA institution.
  • Understanding of gift planning techniques and IRS rules for gifts in all categories.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules, and working knowledge of intercollegiate athletics.
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UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.


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