Centre College, founded in 1819, offers its students a world of opportunities, highlighted by the nation’s #3 ranked study abroad program, ranked as a top 50 US News national liberal arts college, and recently tabbed as one of the top 100 colleges in the nation for sports lovers, coming in at #47 (across all NCAA Divisions) for student-athlete experience according to Money magazine and Sports Illustrated. Located on 152-acres in Danville, Ky., the heart of the Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky, Centre is a proud member of the NCAA Division III, a founding member of the Southern Athletic Association.
Centre College invites qualified applicants for the full-time position of Assistant Athletic Director for Advancement, made possible through the NCAA Strategic Alliance Matching Grant. Funding for the position is limited to individuals who meet the criteria for ethnic minorities or women as set forth by the NCAA. Reporting to the Deputy Athletic Director, this position assists with the development of a comprehensive stewardship and growth program for Centre Athletics. The foremost mission of this role is to promote a culture of philanthropy, and drive fundraising revenue for both the athletic department and individual sport programs. This position requires compliance with all NCAA, SAA, and Centre College rules and regulations and mindful of the College’s core values of diversity and inclusion.
With groundbreaking this summer, Centre Athletics is constructing the $50 million Initiative for Wellness and Athletics Excellence (IWAE) project. The transformational facility will feature a new indoor fieldhouse, with a 200-meter track plus indoor turf, a 50-meter natatorium, a new baseball facility, plus a new stadium for football, men’s lacrosse, and track and field. Included in this strategic initiative is over 6,000 square feet of additional strength and conditioning space.
Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree would be an asset. Previous experience in the area of individual major gift solicitations and annual giving preferred. The candidate will have excellent communication skills, and collaborate frequently with a variety of college stakeholders and donors. Other necessary skills include: an understanding of fundraising fundamentals and the ability to apply them to a strategic vision; the ability to manage several tasks or projects simultaneously, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, a demonstrated commitment to customer service, and a track record in building quality relationships; and the ability to work as a member of a team in a fast-paced, high pressure collegiate athletic department.