Under the direction of the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Development, the Assistant Athletic Director - Major Gifts will support and enhance the mission of the San Diego State University Athletic Department and the Aztec Club. The mission of the Aztec Club is to promote the athletics program at SDSU; solicit private contributions as a means to accomplish these purposes; and to sponsor or host activities designed to enhance the athletic department while providing alumni, donors, and fans a vehicle to remain loyal to SDSU Athletics.
The Assistant Athletic Director - Major Gifts will oversee the process of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects for identified priorities for the Athletic Department. This position will act on behalf of the Aztec Club in accordance with the department, university, conference and the NCAA regulations. Act as the primary liaison and care taker of the Aztec Club, its mission, officers, board of directors, and various committees on behalf of the department. Secure annual and major gifts by researching, identifying, cultivation, and soliciting alumni and friends of the university.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three-four years of fundraising, sales and/or marketing experience. Supervisory experience of full time employees and/ or interns/student workers.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Demonstrated success in annual fund/major gift solicitation. Master's degree in a related field. Fund raising software experience (TicketMaster, Paciolan and/ or Advance). Experience in college athletic fundraising, sales and/or marketing.
Additional Salary Information: Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, at will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may vary based on operational needs.
San Diego State University is the oldest higher education institution in San Diego. Since its founding in 1897, the university has grown to become a leading public research university. Each year, SDSU provides more than 35,000 students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an international emphasis that prepares them for a gl...obal future.
The Department of Athletics, utilizing the services of over 150 employees, is responsible for the intercollegiate athletics program at San Diego State University. Currently, there are 19 sport programs, approximately 550 student-athletes, and 17 offices in the department. The offices include the following: The Aztec Club, Administration, Athletic Medicine, Business Office, Compliance, Corporate Sales, Development, Equipment, Event Management/Facilities and Operations, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Media Relations, Strength and Conditioning, Student-Athlete Academic Support Services, Ticket Office, and Video.