The Institutional Advancement Office of the Vice Chancellor is seeking a qualified candidate for the Executive Associate Athletic Director position. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and to the Vice Chancellor of development and alumni relations/president of the Medical and Health Sciences foundation the position will oversee all aspects of the planning, implementation, and execution of a comprehensive, coordinated fundraising program. Responsibilities include directing and overseeing all aspects of the major and annual gift fundraising program (prospect management from identification through stewardship, events, communications, social media, and volunteer management) for annual endowment and capital needs for a department that comprises 19 varsity sports. The incumbent will serve as the key advisor and expert to the Director and Deputy Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for all development and alumni relations matters. Frequent travel, weekend and evening work and valid driver's license required. Master's degree preferred. Experience at executive and/or supervisory level in a development operation. 7-10 years of progressive development experience, preferably in college athletics and/or in a fundraising campaign setting. Positive and optimistic attitude. Commitment to college athletics and enhancing the student-athlete experience. Demonstrated success in major gifts fundraising and leadership of other major gift officers, including front-line fundraising, operational and administrative staff. Experience coordinating and managing a comprehensive fundraising and engagement campaign. Experience with and understanding of databases, pipelines, performance tracking and other metric measurement processes.
Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, and was cited in 2014 as the only public university in Pennsylvania considered a “Best Value College” based on academic quality, cost and financial aid. The university was ranked as the top public university in the country in the publication Saviors of Our Cities: A Survey of Best College and University Civic Partnerships, which measured schools’ economic and developmental impacts on neighboring regions. The nearly $755 million Pitt spends on research each year directly and indirectly supports the local economy, putting Pitt at the heart of what the U.S. Department of Labor calls an education and health services “super sector,” and is responsible for more than one in every five jobs in the greater Pittsburgh area.
The Pittsburgh campus is an urban campus located in the city's Oakland neighborhood. Pitt also has five regional campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville. The University is composed of 17 undergraduate and graduate colleges serving more than 28,000 students each year.