Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor’s Degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Five (5) years of full-time experience in college athletic fundraising, marketing, or sales related responsibilities and/or non-profit management.
Master’s Degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Five (5) or more years of directly related experience in a Division I program. Fundraising experience at an institution of higher learning. Prior athletic development experience. Prior experience implementing or managing a priority points program. Prior experience working with volunteers and or/interns. Understanding of NCAA Rules Compliance (played a Division I, II or III sport, coached in collegiate athletics or as a staff member in a collegiate athletic program).
Brief Description of Duties:
The Associate Director of Athletics for Development will provide a leadership role for Stony Brook via the implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan that will include major gifts from alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and staff including individual sports team fundraising and capital fundraising.
The incumbent will work jointly with the Office of University Advancement and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Associate Director will manage an effective strategy to cultivate and solicit donors to advance the Department of Athletics’ mission. The Associate AD will be responsible for meeting/exceeding annual revenue and reporting goals as established and outlined by Athletics and University Advancement leadership. As an integral member of the University Advancement team, the Associate AD is expected to adhere to all Advancement policies and procedures and to work collaboratively with all campus departments and is strongly encouraged to advance teamwork and when appropriate joint proposals for Athletics and others. The Associate AD will attend all Department of Athletics advancement team meetings and all University Advancement team meetings. The selected candidate will have excellent communication skills. They will also have a proven record of success in the solicitation and managing a donor/client portfolio.
Associate AD will set program targets for the identification of new annual fund and major gift prospects based on donor behavior through volunteer contacts, personal visits, and collaboration with all program areas. Solicit gifts of $1,000 or more by phone and in person, and where appropriate, meet with current and prospective donors to establish multi-year leadership and major gifts. Travel on behalf of the University for events and one-on-one meetings with donors and volunteers. Specific duties include planning, goal setting, implementation, and evaluation of strategic appeals to athletics department constituents with the integration of the University telefund to ensure annual dollar and donor goals are met.
Development Planning & Implementation:
Work in concert with the Senior Associate AD for External Relations in development and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan that will encompass initiatives surrounding annual giving, major gifts, capital fundraising plans, staff giving, individual sports team fundraising, alumni and friends support. The Associate AD will also provide support with specific initiatives including the creation of the overarching Stony Brook fundraising initiative, Seawolves United, as well as the execution of stewardship plans for Athletic Department donors and groups.
The Associate AD is Responsible for oversight of 2-3 full-time employees in order to assist the Senior Associate Director of Athletics in the management of the Department of Athletics’ Development Team.
Other duties as assigned by the Senior Associate Director of Athletics and/or the Vice President for University Advancement.
This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. Evening and weekend work will be required.
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