The UNCW Department of Athletics sponsors 19 varsity sports and competes in the NCAA Division I as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. UNCW Athletics mission is to enrich the University through a commitment to developing leadership qualities among its student-athletes by providing opportunities which support and promote academic excellence, community engagement and competitive success.
The Assistant Director of Athletic Development Operations is a member of a team of development and advancement professionals within a dynamic and growing athletics program. Under the direct leadership of the Executive Director of the Seahawk Club, the Assistant Director will:
• Develop and execute targeted strategies to increase alumni and friend giving with a gift level concentration of $1,000 to $10,000
• Advance active proposals for a portfolio of prospects
• Track progress through Advancement’s prospect management system
• Direct the effective handling of gifts
• Assist in the management of Seahawk Club communication strategies
• Coordinate with Ticket Operations
• Manage donor benefits
• Bachelors’ degree
• Two years of professional fundraising experience in a higher education athletics environment
• Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising
• Ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle
• Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, relationship building, and creative problem solving skills
• Knowledge of marketing and social media, and the ability to cultivate positive relationships within the university and the community
Internal Number: 1755
About University of North Carolina Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.