Assistant Athletic Director for Development FLSA Status: Exempt Months Per Year: 12 Hours Per Week: 37.5
Seattle University will be one of the most innovative and progressive Jesuit and Catholic universities in the world, educating with excellence at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. We embrace an intersectional framework for defining diversity in its broadest sense, including differences in gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, generational history, culture, socioeconomic class, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, political perspectives, geographic origin and physical ability. Seattle University strives to be a welcome, open and safe campus climate for all who learn, live and work at Seattle University.
Position Description Seattle University has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Director of Athletics for Development to join our community.
The Assistant Director of Athletics for Development will manage a portfolio of mid-level donors and prospects in support of the athletic department's initiatives and goals. The Assistant Director is responsible for raising restricted and unrestricted funds for teams and the department through personal solicitations and events. Responsibilities also include support of the Associate AD for Development by providing reports and data to ensure the department is on track to hit its financial goals. The Assistant Director is also responsible for supporting key fundraising events and the annual fund. Where appropriate, the Assistant Director of Athletics will coordinate efforts with the Athletic Marketing, Corporate Sponsorship, Sports Information, Compliance and University Advancement.
Manages a portfolio of mid-level donors and prospects in support of the Athletic Department's Initiatives (50%) Assist with the cultivation and solicitation of gifts, with a specific focus on new donors Develop and manage a portfolio of current annual fund donors and prospects to move them to higher levels of engagement and donation.
Meet face to face with alumni, parents, and friends to deepen their engagement with Seattle University Athletics Work closely with the development staff and the rest of the athletics department to develop and manage engagement, solicitation and stewardship strategies
Development Support (25%) •Support the Associate Athletic Director for Development to achieve department goals •Work directly with athletic programs coaches to support the development and implementation strategies to achieve individual team fundraising goals •Update head coaches and sport administrators on status of fundraising goals through monthly reports •Provide reports and data to the Associate AD for Development to support the strategies and goals of the department
Annual Fund and Event Support (20%)
Collaborate with Assistant Director of Development for Annual Giving and Events to strategically plan and staff all athletics fundraising and stewardship events including but not limited to Red Tie, Meet the Redhawks, O'Brien Open, alumni events, and others Manage and support regional events and donor cultivation strategies around away games and activities Support athletics efforts during Seattle University Gives, the Universities Day of Giving Work with sports information and marketing to develop communication related to donor stewardship and impact
Represent and promote the department of athletics at appropriate alumni, business, community, and university functions. (5%)
Marginal Functions: Participate in all required university fundraising and advancement protocols including such activities as organizational meetings, retreats, annual planning, goals setting and reporting.
Maintain current best practices for athletic development, and have a visionary approach to creating campaigns, mini-campaigns, micro-philanthropy, social media, and stewardship activities. Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Athletics Director of Development.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree required. Graduate degree preferred At least 3 years' experience in fundraising, sales, volunteer management or related experience. Athletic-related work experience preferred. Excellent written, interpersonal and communications skills required. Additional desired qualifications would include thorough knowledge of athletics, experience in promotions, marketing, public relations, and personnel management. Strong organizational skills with proven ability to work well under pressure and to handle multiple prospects and requests concurrently, while meeting multiple deadlines.
A successful candidate must have a working knowledge of or the ability to learn and possess a commitment to NCAA Division I rules and guidelines, as well as a demonstrated willingness to support and engage diversity and gender equity and an understanding of a commitment to Jesuit Catholic ideals.
Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the NCAA, the WAC or any athletics conference Seattle University may join, and other established bodies that govern or oversee intercollegiate athletics. In the event Employee becomes aware, or has reasonable cause to believe, that violations of these organizations' constitutions, bylaws rules or regulations may have taken place, Employee shall promptly report the same to the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Rules Education at the University. Employee shall cooperate fully and completely with any investigation of any alleged violation, whether such investigation is conducted by the University, NCAA or any other duly authorized agency or individual.
All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university's mission, vision and values.
This position requires a criminal history background check.
Benefits at a Glance
Consistent with its fundamental Jesuits value, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage, and plan for your future with a 5% employer contribution for retirement benefits. You may also take advantage of 100% tuition remission benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Christmas break closure, vacation and paid sick leave, and paid community service leave.For more information explore the Benefits website at: https://www.seattleu.edu/hr/benefits/
Application Instructions Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.