The Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation located in Colorado Springs CO is looking for an Associate Athletic Director Executive Director of Development
The Associate Athletic Director Executive Director of Development is a senior professional who will lead a comprehensive development program while proactively managing a major donor/prospect portfolio. This position will plan, direct and organize the fundraising initiatives established for identifying, cultivating and soliciting annual and major gifts for Air Force Athletics. This position works closely and collaboratively with AFAAC CEO and Associate Athletic Director for External Relations to further the vision of Air Force Athletics and the Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation while driving philanthropic support and revenue.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Lead a comprehensive development program that support Air Force Athletics fundraising priorities. Continue the growth and development of a high functioning annual fund in support of Air Force cadet-athletes.
Serve as the department head for athletic development, oversee the Falcon Athletic Fund and serve on the Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation senior staff.
Fully manage all aspects of the annual fund while exceeding goals for both visits and proposals. Responsible for meeting the unit and personal fundraising goals and objectives.
Solicit prospects and current donors as appropriate and qualify major gift prospects to secure philanthropic investments in support of Air Force Athletics fundraising priorities.
Manage, develop and mentor 4+ full time staff members to further develop donor management techniques and strategies while maximizing productivity. Ensures that team goals are met while training and developing staff members as a leader. Provide performance evaluations, goal setting, coaching and career guidance.
Design and develop solicitation strategies with administrators and coaching staffs.
Work with development staff, coaches and administrators to develop and manage athletic events and activities that further development goals and objectives.
Clearly and professionally articulate Air Force Athletics and Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation vison and fundraising priorities to external and internal stakeholders.
Identify and capitalize on fundraising opportunities and projects as they arise
In consultation with Associate Athletic Director for External Operations, the Associate Athletic Director will establish aggressive personal and departmental goals, objectives and comprehensive strategies.
Performs additional duties and special projects as assigned by Associate AD for External Operations.
Bachelors degree in sport marketing, administration, management or a related field is required. Masters degree is preferred.
5-10 years of related work experience in a Division I athletic development.
Track record of exceeding personal and departmental fundraising goals.
Team player and strong leader that works cooperatively and collaboratively with other business units.
Significant athletic development and management experience.
Track record of successfully supervising, mentoring and providing direction to staff.
Strong attention to detail, organizational, verbal, writing, customer service and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays depending on work and game schedules.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, work as part of a team and motivate staff in a fast-paced environment.
Understands and upholds standards befitting the USAFA and Air Force Athletics.
Must be authorized to work in the US and successfully pass a background check.
Air Force Academy Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
The AFAAC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that supports and manages all of the Air Force Academy's athletics fundraising programs while also providing assistance with coaching, recruiting, ticketing, logistics and sports conference objectives. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.