Assistant Director of Athletics Development Operations
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Operations - Development
4 Year Degree
The Assistant Director of Athletic Development Operations is a member of a team of development and advancement professionals within a dynamic and growing athletics program. Under the direct leadership of the Executive Director of the Seahawk Club, the Assistant Director will:
Develop and execute targeted strategies to increase alumni and friend giving with a gift-level concentration of $1,000 to $10,000. Advance active proposals for a portfolio of prospects. Track progress through Advancement’s prospect management system. Direct the effective handling of gifts. Assist in the management of Seahawk Club communication strategies. Coordinate with Ticket Operations. Manage donor benefits.
Bachelor’s degree is required.
Two years of professional fundraising experience in a higher education athletics environment.
Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising.
Ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.
Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, relationship-building, and creative problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of marketing and social media, and the ability to cultivate positive relationships within the university and the community.
The UNCW Department of Athletics sponsors 19 varsity sports and competes in the NCAA Division I as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. UNCW Athletics mission is to enrich the University through a commitment to developing leadership qualities among its student-athletes by providing opportunities which support and promote academic excellence, community engagement and competitive success.