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Director of Development for Athletics

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Director of Development for Athletics
Department University Advancement - 50000
Vacancy Number E211
Position Number 1397
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, the Director of Development for Athletics is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of strategies that will position UNCW to acquire, manage, and distribute funds that will enhance the educational mission of the Department of Athletics and UNCW. This position will also serve as Executive Director of the UNCW Student Aid Association (Seahawk Club).

Minimum Requirements

Undergraduate four-year degree in business, sports management, communications or related field.
Minimum of 5 years in fundraising or a related field. Excellent communication and computer skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree in business, public administration or sports management; 4 to 5 years experience in fund raising within a Division I athletic department.
Excellent communication skills, excellent computer skills, financial management experience, knowledge of IRS and NCAA regulations concerning donations and board and volunteer management experience.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:

The Division for University Advancement responds to the needs of a variety of external and internal constituents in achieving its primary goals to: 1) Increase private financial support for prioritized university programs and activities, and 2) Improve external relations for the university through effective board management and donor stewardship. The division strives to raise funds from the private sector to further the university mission of pursuing the resources that will enable our faculty and students to excel, and becoming intensely regionally engaged.In doing so, the division plans strategically to facilitate the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of all constituencies, and seeks to positively promote the university. The division’s fundraising efforts are enhanced by effective partnerships with all components of the campus community as well as external audiences including alumni, parents, corporations, foundations, legislators, volunteer board members and friends. Development areas include major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation engagement, annual giving, athletics, and the on-campus community. Prospect development, advancement services, and events and donor relations are support services for the fundraising activities of the division.

College/School Information
University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions
Months Per Year 12 Months
Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 12/05/2017
Priority Consideration Date 01/16/2018
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents

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