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Director - Development Athletics (Associate or Assistant Athletic Director for Development)
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Sep. 18, 2018
Title Director - Development Athletics (Associate or Assistant Athletic Director for Development)
University Utah Valley University
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Orem, UT
    United States
  • Director/Manager
    Associate/Assistant Director
  • Development/Institutional Advancement

Director - Development Athletics (Associate or Assistant Athletic Director for Development)

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time


Under the direction of the Senior Associate Athletic Director and the Associate Vice President for Development, the Associate Athletic Director/Assistant Athletic Director for Development supports and collaborates closely with the Athletic Department and the UVU Development and Alumni Office. As a member of the University's central development enterprise, the Associate Athletic Director/Assistant Athletic Director for Development is assigned to lead the comprehensive development efforts for UVU Athletics. Operating within approved University and Foundation guidelines and strategy regarding development activities, the Associate Athletic Director/Assistant Athletic Director for Development personally manages an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects, and is responsible for identifying and qualifying prospects, engaging and cultivating current and prospective donors, directly soliciting donors for major gifts of all types, and stewarding donors.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
50% - Raises funds from external constituencies. Manages an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects. Identifies and qualifies prospects. Engages and cultivates current and prospective donors and directly solicits donors for gifts and steward donations. Drafts and executes development gift agreements, gift acceptance letters, funding proposals or other communications associated with development. Represents the Athletic Department at key development, athletic, alumni events and fundraising or donor engagement opportunities. Oversees the development activities associated with the wolverine club/volunteer board, coaches circle and major athletic donors and events.
25% - Organizes and implements development strategy internally. Prepares and implements development plans for the department. Organizes and develops leadership within the department's fundraising-oriented advisory or volunteer organizations. Monitors department-based alumni relations efforts and manages volunteers assisting with those efforts. Supports central development efforts, including a majority of colleges or campus units, e.g. the President's
Scholarship Ball. Collaborates with development staff across campus to achieve the fundraising goals of the Athletics department, the various colleges, and the university. Travels to various functions around the country.
15% - May supervise full or part-time support personnel and/or student workers or interns. Performs other duties as assigned.
10% - Documents development efforts and research development opportunities. Identifies and researches potential funding sources and opportunities. Maintains records according to university standards with respect to donor prospects, including pertinent information on individuals and organizations and their interest in and ability to support the school's initiatives and programs.
Records development goals, contacts, and progress made with prospective donors according to Foundation and Division of Development procedures.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelors degree in a related discipline plus three years of staff level experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the Summary of Duties totaling seven years.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and significant direct experience with fund raising procedures, techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of effective web-based search engines and search strategies.
  • Knowledge of academic operations, governance, and culture.
  • Knowledge of gift planning strategies.

  • Strong aptitude with standard office productivity software, which must include MS Office programs.
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Strong strategic planner and critical thinker skills.

  • Ability to apply knowledge of personal fund raising.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with athletic, business, philanthropic, and community leaders.
  • Ability to plan effective development strategies for donors.
  • Ability to think conceptually, globally, and understand the comprehensive operation of an institution of higher education.
  • Ability to appropriately represent the dean/unit leader and the interests of their unit.
  • Experience with administration, including methods and techniques for the preparation and analysis of budgets and the review of expenditure with conformity with budgets.
  • Ability to effectively manage records and databases.
  • Ability to work effectively with various constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Possess a professional outlook and keen sense of accountability and is highly energetic, focused, and results-oriented.
  • Ability to freely navigate the community and attend local and national meetings and events.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference given to candidates with more than five years experience as a college-based fundraising professional especially in Athletics.

Physical Requirements:

Ability and willingness to undertake extensive travel and to work extended hours as necessary.
Lifting: Up to 10lbs.
Valid Drivers License and the ability or means to travel to meetings at other sites related to the nature of this position.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience and Education

Advertisement Number: STA111518 Development/Alumni/Donor Staff

Open Date: 09/14/2018

Review Start Date: 09/23/2018

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

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