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Associate Director of Athletics/Development - 501450

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University of Richmond
Location
Richmond, VA

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Associate Director of Athletics/Development - 501450

SUMMARY:

The Associate Director of Athletics/Development leads fundraising efforts, stewardship activities, and fundraising-related communications for the Athletics division. Working with the Vice President for Athletics/AD and the Assistant Vice President of Development, the Associate Director is responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive development and stewardship strategy to increase annual and major gift contributions, and build a culture of engagement and philanthropy among alumni, parents and friends. The Associate Director directs a three-member staff, which includes the Assistant Director of Athletics for Annual Giving/Spider Athletic Fund, Associate Director for Parents & Major Gifts, and the Operations Coordinator for Spider Athletic Fund.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Planning and Implementation

  • Work collaboratively with the Vice President for Athletics/AD and the Assistant Vice President of Development to create a comprehensive and coordinated strategic plan for development and stewardship
  • In coordination with the Office of Prospect Research, work to identify new sources of potential philanthropic support with potential donors and to cultivate those sources via innovative and strategically planned outreach and stewardship development

Develop and manage major gift prospects

  • Maintain an active cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship schedule for major gift (five- and six-figure) prospects and donors, aiming for 15-20 targeted, quality personal visits each month
  • Collaborate with Athletics administration and coordinate with Advancement to cultivate and solicit leadership gifts, and maximize development opportunities
  • Develop, write, and submit major gift proposals

Manage development and stewardship for Athletics

  • Supervise the Assistant Director of Athletics for Annual Giving/Spider Athletic Fund, Associate Director for Parents & Major Gifts, and the Operations Coordinator for Spider Athletic Fund, as well as administrative assistant
  • Work with Spider Athletic Fund staff to maximize the number of annual donors and annual gift receipts for athletics.
  • Establish benchmarks and monitor progress to ensure staff meets programmatic, membership, and fundraising goals
  • Attend athletics meetings and divisional activities as well as selected meetings in advancement, maintain contact and proposal records, and provide regular activity reports to the Vice President for Athletics/AD and the Assistant Vice President of Development.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse constituencies including alumni, faculty, colleagues and staff
  • Strong leadership and management skills, including ability to hire, motivate, train and manage a team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills required with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment while handling multiple projects
  • Personal solicitation experience required
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to use MS Office products and UR fundraising database tools.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good three-year driving history

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Four to seven years of fundraising experience, preferably in higher education and athletics. A proven record of staff management and major gifts fundraising is essential.

WORK HOURS:

  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week
  • Nights, weekends and travel required

ABOUT UR:

At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

Organization

Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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