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Director of Athletic Development

Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Director of Athletic Development is responsible for developing and facilitating development operations for the Pioneer Club and corporate sponsorships. Supports the Director of Athletics in strategic initiatives and goals for sponsorships and community relations. Cultivate relationships with existing Pioneer Club members and University donors. Solicit new members annually. Review and approve all fundraising strategies proposed by coaches and department employees. Monitor gift pledges and payments made to Pioneer Club and capital projects. Plan, negotiate, develop, and/or implement sponsorship agreements annually. Oversee all Pioneer Club events.


A bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree preferred. 3-5 years’ experience in a related field preferred. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of Windows and MS Office, and the ability to quickly learn and work with new computer software systems and databases. Must be able to work effectively independently and as part of a team.

The position is subject to the results of pre-employment testing and background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, license verification (if applicable) and credit history (if applicable). If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Tusculum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, participates in E-Verify, and observes the guidelines as a Tennessee Drug Free Workplace employer.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Only online applications will be accepted. Send cover letter, current resume, copies of transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to [email protected] ATTN: Director of Athletic Development.


Working at Tusculum University

At Tennessee’s first college, join students from across the country and across the world who’ve come together  to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

Our unique Civic Arts focus takes the liberal arts a step further in a nationally recognized approach to educating individuals of integrity and ideals.

wide range of majors – from museum studies to nursing – are combined with service learning and travel opportunities, an Honors Program and a Bonner Leaders Program.

Plus Tusculum offers scores of student-run clubs and projects to prepare you for anything!

If you’re seeking a smaller college away from urban stress and suburban sameness, Tusculum is the right size and in the right place. A small college like ours encourages you to be who you are and to try new things, knowing you’ll never be lost in the crowd. 

It’s easy to get involved at Tusculum. Organize campus events, become a resident assistant, direct a play, lead Freshman Orientation, hold an office in the Student Government Association, or join one of the many other clubs on campus.

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