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Associate Director of Athletics for Development
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2018
Title Associate Director of Athletics for Development
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Intercollegiate Athletics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Development/Institutional Advancement
  • Conduct your program in accordance with all University, Division of Athletics, Development, Conference and NCAA policies.
  • Actively participate as a full member of the university development staff, attending Athletics’ development team meetings, development officer meetings, professional development activities, and other staff meetings as appropriate.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for all direct reports.
  • Prepare performance programs and evaluations for all direct reports.
  • Work to pursue a coordinated and strategic program of identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors for the Division of Athletics. The incumbent will need to set priorities and objectives for the fundraising initiatives;
  • Become fully knowledgeable of the Division’s priorities as they relate to philanthropy. Focus efforts on projects within those defined priorities, e.g., facilities, capital campaigns, student-athlete programmatic support, and scholarships;
  • Manages a portfolio of approximately 100 prospective donors including individuals in early stage cultivation and those requiring attention from the president, deans and department chairs. The incumbent will need to use persuasive influence, delicately, when soliciting or courting donors to support the Divisional initiatives. The incumbent must be able to travel up to 50% of the time, including overnight and occasional weekends;
  • Major Gifts: Primary responsibility will be to proactively manage a large portfolio of Major Gift’s prospects, maintaining an aggressive volume of contacts and solicitations per month recording all activity in prospect management database. Plan the implementation of major gift strategies that will drive the direction of the Development department with-in Athletics. This will have a significant impact in driving the increased funding needed for the future of the Division of Athletics;
  • Event Coordination: Coordinate various events for the Blue and White Fund. While coordinating events it will be the responsibility of the incumbent to provide direction to support staff to obtain the goals that will be set forth for the fundraising events and initiatives;
  • Additional Duties: Responsible for carrying out additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Deputy Athletic Director for External Operations.

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