Executive, Executive - Associate Athletics Director
4 Year Degree
Nature of work
The WSF Director of Athletic Development will play a key role in developing the intermediate and long-term development efforts of Wayne State College Athletics. Primary responsibilities for this position will include a focus on major athletic donor gift identification, cultivation, stewardship and solicitation for facility projects, scholarship endowments and special projects; planning and coordinating special event fundraisers; corporate scholarship solicitation; and developing annual giving programs.
*Assist the Wayne State Foundation with all fundraising campaigns, events, and activities. *Manage a major gift portfolio of athletic prospects and donors along with allocating a portion of time to qualifying new prospects and donors. *Manage donor visits for the solicitation and stewardship of gifts by the College President, Wane State Foundation CEO, Athletic Director, coaches and other staff, as needed. *Provide donor service in all aspects of development program including annual CatClub memberships, athletic facility campaigns and athletic scholarships. *Develop major gift marketing materials and proposals for athletics. *Manage athletic special event fundraising events and golf tournament fundraisers. *Regular attendance at WSC athletic events, meetings and events. *This position requires evening and weekend work as well as some national travel.
*Bachelor's degree required. *Minimum 2-3 years of demonstrated development experience or in a related field. *Experience with planning and coordinating events. *Experience working in customer relations. *Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to speak in a public setting. *Ability to think strategically and quickly summarize complex and detailed information. *Ability to travel nationally for donor visits including weeknights and weekends.
*Master's degree. *Demonstrate understanding of how an intercollegiate Athletic Department operates. *Experience working with student-athletes, coaches and athletic department personnel. *Familiarity with Raisers-Edge or comparable fund-raising database.
About Wayne State College
Wayne State College is a member of NCAA Division II and competes in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.Wayne State College is one of the most dynamic, regional public colleges in the Midwest, located in Northeast Nebraska, close to Sioux City, Iowa, and within a two-hour drive to Sioux Falls, Omaha and Lincoln. With a student population of 3,500, the college is a focal point and catalyst in Northeast Nebraska, not only for education but also for community and economic development, the arts, and cultural activity. Strong leadership, steady enrollment, a focus on student development and teaching, and several recently completed building projects attest to the College’s vitality. Wayne State College offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and minors and three graduate degrees, preparing students for careers in health professions, business, education, the arts, industrial technology, and sport management.