The Athletics Development Graduate Assistant (ADGA) will report to the Assistant Director of Development and the Director of Development in Athletics for all duties associated with the planning and implementing the Athletic Department’s development success strategies in accordance with Northern Kentucky University (NKU), Horizon League and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) guidelines. The ADGA is primarily responsible for providing administrative support for the Go Norse Fund and other athletic development operations, including but not limited to: database management, gift acknowledgement, official correspondence, university-wide development activities, game day assistance, assistance with prospect research, assistance with day-to-day office administration and management monitoring.
Regular Duties •Assist with distribution of various donor benefits through the Go Norse Fund •Responsible for assistance with annual fundraising, priority seating and parking •Assist athletics development staff with donor prospecting and cultivation through database research •Assist with fundraising events, donor hosting, and year-round game day development operations and hospitality events •Assist in various communication initiatives for the athletic development team
Occasional Duties •Planning, organizing, and executing special events which are focused on athletic development •Some evening and weekend scheduling will be required •Other duties as assigned.
Must be accepted into an NKU graduate program and enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours, maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better. Position is under contract for one academic year with option for renewal.
Experience in a Division I athletic department preferred. Experience effectively using Microsoft Office programs preferred.
About Northern Kentucky University
Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of approximately 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky, just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati, NKU has become a leader in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names. In fall 2011, we celebrated the construction and opening of the $52.8 million and 110,000-square-foot Griffin Hall, home of NKU’s College of Informatics. In 2008, we opened our $37 million, 144,000-square-foot student union building, as well as the BB&T Arena, a $60 million, 9,400-seat arena for basketball games and other events.
The 2016-17 academic year marked the first season NKU was eligible for participation in NCAA Championships after reclassifying to Division I. The Norse qualified for the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship and NCAA Men's Basketball Championship in 2016-17. The Men's Basketball team won the 2017-18 regular season Horizon League Championship and participated in the post-season NIT.