Associate Athletic Director for Development University of South Carolina Upstate
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement the Director of Development for USC Upstate Athletics is responsible for major gifts, planned gifts and annual fund support designated for the benefit of the Upstate Athletics facilities, programs and student-athletes. Plans, directs and administers a comprehensive annual and major giving program for the Department of Athletics. The Director of Development will support the fundraising priorities jointly agreed upon by the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and the Director of Athletics.
To work closely with the Vice Chancellor of University Advancement and the Spartans Athletic Director to raise the necessary private resources on an annual basis.
To meet goals for cultivation visits, solicitations, and gifts secured as established each fiscal year.
To design and implement successful fundraising campaigns, including the U Club initiative, to maximize private support for scholarship, programmatic, and capital projects.
To manage a prospect portfolio focused on building relationships with those who have an interest in and means to support Spartans Athletics by engaging and informing them of opportunities to support the University.
To coordinate outreach with the USC Upstate Office of University Advancement and University Marketing & Communications particularly as it relates to engaging Upstate alumni and friends who support Spartans Athletics.
To comply with all fundraising policies, guidelines and regulations as outlined by NCAA Division I athletics, AFP, CASE and other field leaders.
To represent USC Upstate Athletics at home and away sporting events, particularly when there is an opportunity to cultivate prospective donors or steward existing donors.
The University of South Carolina Upstate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience in an area such as alumni development, fundraising, prospect research, or business development.
Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed. Valid driver’s license, good driving record and successful background check are required.
Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience fundraising for intercollegiate athletics, particularly NCAA Division I athletics. Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
The University of South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public university and a senior institution of the
University of South Carolina and is among the fastest growing universities in the State. USC Upstate is
located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and hightech regions in the country. The campus is within easy driving distance of th...e Appalachian mountains and the
Atlantic Ocean beaches. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6000 students and employs
approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina.
Students from over twenty five nations also reflect the university's international character.