Associate Athletic Director of Development

Denton, Denton County
Feb 20, 2014

University of North Texas

Associate Athletic Director of Development

Department Overview
UNT competes as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Conference USA. North Texas' athletic programs are classified as NCAA Division I, the largest and highest division among all colleges and universities. 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 Associate Athletic Director of Development is responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of gifts in support of assigned projects and initiatives for UNT Athletics. The Associate Athletic Director of Development will be responsible for managing a prospect of pool of prospective high level annual fund donors and effectively moving prospects/donors through the fundraising process as well as the oversight and enhancement of the Athletics Annual Fund.

This position will also identify new prospects and raise major gifts in support of any athletics capital campaign. The Associate Athletics Director will be highly involved in the Denton and greater Metroplex communities, and will be responsible for the enhancement of the institutional and departmental public image through the use of networking with groups and organizations. The Associate Athletic Director of Development will also be responsible for the performance production from this team toward stated goals and objectives. The position may have direct supervisory responsibilities. Work is performed with in the general guidelines of established policies, in compliance with all NCAA and Conference USA rules and regulations, and under the direct supervision of the Athletic Director.

The Associate Athletic Director of Development will be tasked with executing outlined development-related initiatives for UNT Athletics, and will be responsible for meeting corresponding performance and production goals, as assigned by the department.

Job duties include:
*Identifies and qualifies new donors and existing donors capable of increased level of participation designated initiatives.
*Attends University-sponsored events for continued contact with and cultivation of membership.
*Recognizes gift prospect opportunities and develops strategy for cultivation and solicitation.
*Develops, coordinates and executes the assigned specific gift initiatives.
*Keeps an active prospect list, conducting calls weekly based on outlined goals.
*Continually works to develop giving from alumni, friends, faculty to the University.
*Serves as an effective liaison between the Office of Advancement and the Athletic Department, and maintains positive working relationships with staff.
*Makes direct solicitations for support from individuals, making an identified number of appointments weekly.
*Identifies planned giving & major gift prospects and works with colleagues and subordinates for joint cultivation and solicitation of major and/or planned gifts.
*Maintains and presents calendars of planned activities weekly and submits an individual contact reports for each contact with a prospect and/or donor.
*Submits new donor information and billing information to Records Coordinator in a timely manner.
*Maintains up-to-date on the status of commitments and pledges, conducting follow-up calls where needed to secure outstanding pledges.
*Effectively manages prospect and donor information using Raiser's Edge Software.
*Serves as an ambassador for the UNT Athletic Department by supporting its mission.

UNT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide Equal Employment Opportunities (including provisions for training, development, transfer and promotion) for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran's status.

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
Master's Degree

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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