The University of Central Florida Advancement Team is currently seeking an Assistant Athletics Director for Championship Resources and Major Gifts.
Are you ready to join a university that's got people talking?
The University of Central Florida has created a buzz across the nation. The power generated by more than 60,000 students, sparks high-caliber ideas for everything from entertainment to energy, high-technology to transportation. And it has people taking notice like the US News and World Report, which named UCF one of the country’s most innovative universities and The Washington Post which believes UCF has limitless possibilities.
Location, location, location: Orlando is so much more than the theme park capital of the world. From thrilling tourist attractions to cutting-edge research parks, a high-tech corridor and growing simulation industry, Central Florida is home to some of the world’s most innovative private and public companies, many of which are led by UCF alumni. The university has been a key partner in the area’s remarkable evolution and intends to remain America’s partnership university for years to come.
The leadership for UCF Foundation consists of a team of professionals with significant principal gifts, alumni relations, communications and campaign expertise. The team is committed to achieving its $500 million goal for UCF while building an operation which embraces and defines industry best practices. We are committed to mentoring the next generation of talented professionals and growing a diverse advancement operation. You would join the Foundation at a pivotal moment in our institution’s history.
Are you ready to make a buzz? Join the conversation as Assistant Athletics Director for Championship Resources and Major Gifts.
You will join us at a pivotal moment, near the end of the leadership gifts phase of a carefully planned, multi-year campaign to raise $500 million to benefit UCF.
Reporting to the Deputy Athletic Director / Assistant VP for UCF Advancement, the Assistant Athletics Director for Championship Resources and Major Gifts develops and implements yearly strategic fundraising plans for each assignment. This position manages a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects ($25,000 +), and conducts appropriate identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities for major gifts, primarily for UCF Athletics.
Assists with the strategic development, execution, and management of major gift action plans toward the achievement of Advancement goals and objectives in accordance with NCAA, IRS, UCFAA and UCF Foundation rules and regulations. Includes market research, volunteer recruitment, effective communication and solicitation activities, and cultivation / retention programs.
Manages comprehensive solicitation strategies and portfolio of prospects, including personal solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of gifts.
Bachelor's or Master's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience.
Must be well-organized, thorough and accurate in planning, preparation, and processing of work-related materials and activities. Must meet deadlines as established. Must be cooperative and communicate effectively with a variety of people. Requires high level of interpersonal and organizational skills. Involves some team travel, and evening and weekend work.
Your assistance with the University of Central Florida's Affirmative Action Plan implementation is appreciated. The University collects VOLUNTARY declarations of race and gender and uses the information to compile statistics on recruitment success. If you choose to assist, your demographic information will be used only for affirmative action.
The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access, and affirmative action employer
About University of Central Florida
The University of Central Florida is a metropolitan public research university located in Orlando. UCF is a member institution of the State University System of Florida, and is currently one of the largest universities in the country. UCF Athletics sponsors 16 intercollegiate sports programs at the NCAA Division I level and competes as a member of American Athletic Conference (The American).
UCF Athletics is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity, and fosters an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive for all members of our community. We are committed to developing a culture of leadership through our employees and student-athletes, embracing the backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives that each individual brings to UCF Athletics in Our Quest for Excellence. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. To learn more about UCF and Athletics, please visit our websites at www.ucf.edu and www.ucfknights.com.