Executive, Executive - Associate Athletics Director
4 Year Degree
Purpose/Description: Troy Athletics is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual to serve as the Assistant/Associate Athletics Director of Development. This position is responsible for leading the development team and works in consultation with the Athletics Director to design and implement a comprehensive development program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors in support of Troy Athletics.
Position Summary: The Assistant/Associate Athletics Director of Development is a key member of the athletics external operations team and will be an active participant in strategic decisions for the overall athletics department. This position will act as the chief fundraising officer for Troy Athletics while leading all initiatives within the athletics development office.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: •Manages and directs Athletics Development staff to ensure fundraising goals are achieved. •Identifies and qualifies new donors and existing donors capable of increased level of participation for strategic initiatives. •Conduct meaningful face-to-face interactions with donors/prospects annually to achieve revenue goals. •Cultivates relationships and solicits philanthropic donations to support student-athlete experience. Includes identifying planned giving & major gift prospects and working with colleagues and subordinates for joint cultivation and solicitation of major and/or planned gifts. •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. •Works to develop giving from alumni, friends, faculty to the University. Keeps an active prospect list, conducting calls weekly based on outlined goals. •Serves as an effective liaison between the Advancement Office and the Athletics Department and maintains positive working relationships with staff. •Manages a portfolio of major gift prospects and inputs contact reports regularly for each significant interaction to achieve goals. •Ability to develop, create, document and implement successful engagement and solicitation strategy for assigned prospects. •Cultivates relationships with athletics donors and prospects to determine their interest with a goal of soliciting athletics gifts. •Manages projects including solicitations, contact reports, benefit fulfillment and solicitation letters and renewals. •Serve as liaison for all sport-specific funds that includes providing direction and supporting coaches to accomplish goals. •Provide leadership to the Athletics Development team by determining fundraising plans, identifying appropriate donors, and determining solicitation strategies. •Fundraising campaign development to drive support through annual fund, premium seating, sport-specific giving, and major gifts. •Utilizing development strategies to drive fundraising efforts through email, social media, collateral, website, etc. •Ensure compliance with University fundraising policies, goals, procedures, NCAA, and conference rules. •Additional responsibilities assigned based on experience.
Supervision: The Assistant/Associate Athletics Director of Development will report to the Executive Associate Athletics Director of External Operations and work closely with the Director of Athletics. This position will also work closely with the University Alumni Office, University Development and all external areas within the Troy Athletics Department.
Bachelor's degree in related field
Master's degree preferred
Three of more years of related experience or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
Proven success in NCAA collegiate athletics fundraising
Major gift fundraising experience
A strong background in NCAA compliance procedures relating to donor and student-athlete interaction, gift processing and donor fulfillment.
Ability to collaborate in a team environment
About Troy University
Troy University is located in the southern part of Alabama. The Department of Athletics sponsors 16 varsity sports. TROY is an FBS institution and a member of the Sun Belt Conference. Troy University: “Alabama’s International University”.