Associate Director of Athletics and Director of Athletics Development

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7071732 (Ref.No. BSU22930)
Posted: November 3, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Under the dual leadership of the VP for Development and Director of Athletics, the Associate Director of Athletics and Director of Athletics Development will contribute to the University Foundation and Athletics Department by managing a principal and major gift portfolio to advance the university's fundraising initiatives in the areas of capital projects, endowments and planned gifts.

The Associate Athletic Director and Director of Athletics plans and implements ongoing strategy for engagement and acquisition, leading to contributions from alumni, friends of the university, letter winners, season ticket holders, along with university faculty and staff.
Would you like to work with dynamic, award winning, results-focused colleagues in a collaborative, team driven model? Do you prefer a silo free environment one with no barriers between athletics, development, alumni engagement, and stewardship?

The Ball State University Foundation is seeking a dedicated person to play a key role in contributing to the University Foundation and Athletics Department managing a major gift portfolio to advance the university's fundraising initiatives in the areas of capital projects, endowments and planned gifts.

We’re committed to an empowering, entrepreneurial management philosophy, and our integrated team is raising funds, engaging alumni, and serving donors in better ways to support Ball State students. Would you like to join us?

Job Function:

Under the dual leadership of the VP for Development and Director of Athletics, the Associate Director of Athletics and Director of Athletics Development will contribute to the University Foundation and Athletics Department by managing a principal and major gift portfolio to advance the university's fundraising initiatives in the areas of capital projects, endowments and planned gifts.

The Associate Athletic Director and Director of Athletics plans and implements ongoing strategy for engagement and acquisition, leading to contributions from alumni, friends of the university, letter winners, season ticket holders, along with university faculty and staff.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Minimum Experience:

At least five years of experience in development, athletics, or related area.

Preferred Experience:

Five or more years of experience in major gifts fundraising within intercollegiate
athletics.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a liaison between the University Foundation and Athletics Department to drive and execute fundraising efforts for principal and major gift support.
  • Identify, cultivate, and successfully solicit individuals for principal and major gifts supporting athletics in conjunction with other Development staff.
  • Coordinates athletics fundraising priorities, strategies, and plans for prospects with the Director of Athletics, Deputy Director of Athletics, and Development staff and other campus units.
  • Manages a portfolio of 100 (+/-15) with a minimum giving capacity of $20,000 or more to assist in meeting Foundation and Athletics fundraising goals.
  • Support the comprehensive planning and execution of the university capital fundraising campaign for the Foundation and Athletics Department.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Leverages opportunities such as key BSU, athletics, and Cardinal Varsity Club events to maximize/optimize relationship building and moving prospects/donors through the qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship cycle.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.



 

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