University of North Texas - Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development

- Denton, TX

Full/Part Time: 
The Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development is responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of gifts in support of assigned projects and initiatives for UNT Athletics. The Senior Associate Athletics Director will be highly involved in the Denton and greater Metroplex communities, and will be responsible for the enhancement of the institutional and departmental public image through the use of networking with groups and organizations. The Senior Associate Athletic Director will also be responsible for the performance and production from this team toward stated goals and objectives. The Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development will be tasked with executing outlined development-related initiatives for UNT Athletics, and will be responsible for meeting corresponding performance and production goals, as assigned by University Leadership. The position will report directly to the Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director of External Operations and the Vice President for Advancement. * The Senior Associate Athletic Director leads the development efforts for UNT Athletics and works in consultation and in close coordination with University Leadership to design and implement a comprehensive development program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors for major gifts in support of UNT Athletics. * The Senior Associate Athletic Director works in a collegial and supportive manner with colleagues and donors to maximize giving to the university and coordinates with UNT's annual giving, corporate and foundation relations and planned giving units. * The Senior Associate Athletic Director collaborates with UNT's advancement services, donor relations and communications teams to implement effective recognition and messaging. * Identifies and qualifies new donors and existing donors capable of increased level of participation designated initiatives. * Manages relationships and securing support from donors that are capable of making major gifts. * Responsible for oversight and solicitation of Mean Green Scholarship Fund annual gifts. * Manages premium seating sales program to include suites, club seats, loge seats, courtside seats, etc. * Effectively works with the Athletic Ticket Office to maximize revenue goals and secure season/individual game ticket sales. * Attends University-sponsored events for continued contact with and cultivation of membership. * Recognizes gift prospect opportunities and develops strategy for cultivation and solicitation. * Develops, coordinates and executes the assigned specific gift initiatives. * Keeps an active prospect list, conducts weekly calls/touch points based on outlined goals. * Continually works to develop giving from alumni, friends, faculty to the University. * Serves as an effective liaison between the Development Office and the Athletic Department, and maintains positive working relationships with staff. * Makes direct solicitations for support from individuals, making an identified number of weekly appointments. * Identifies planned giving & major gift prospects and works with colleagues and subordinates for joint cultivation and solicitation of major and/or planned gifts. * Maintains and presents calendars of planned activities weekly and submits an individual contact reports for each contact with a prospect and/or donor. * Coordinates gift processing and documentation with the Athletic Business Office and Athletic Ticket Office. * Maintains status of commitments and pledges, conducting follow-up calls where needed to secure outstanding pledges. * Effectively manages prospect and donor information using Paciolan and Raiser's Edge. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree and seven years of professional experience in fundraising, donor relations, public relations, or sales; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: * Extensive knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising principles. * Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining effective professional relationships with internal and external constituents. * Ability to plan, organize, develop and execute strategies. * Ability to attend numerous off site events and meetings and travel and work evenings and weekends as necessary. * Ability to establish and maintain cordial, productive, and professional working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. * Exceptional communications skills. * Ability to master University policies and procedures and apply these in specific situations. * Ability to exercise resourcefulness and good judgment. * Ability to manage multiple streams of work. * Demonstrated excellent analytical skills, problem solving ability and strong critical thinking skills.



P.O.Box 292788 Lewisville, TX 75029-2788  |  Phones: (214) 222-1500  |  (214) 222-8884  |  (800) 594-7036

P.O.Box 292788
Lewisville, TX

  (214) 222-1500
  (214) 222-8884
  (800) 594-7036

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