Senior Associate/Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs
July 31, 2018
Des Moines, Iowa
Full Time - Experienced
Development, Senior Administration, Ticketing
4 Year Degree
Drake University is seeking a Senior Associate Athletics Director/Associate Athletics Director (based on experience) for External Affairs to join the athletics department senior staff while serving as the lead fundraiser for the department and having oversight of all external relations areas. This individual will report to the Director of Athletics and provide leadership for the following areas in the athletics department: advancement, communications, creative services, marketing, ticket operations and ticket sales. Additionally, this position provides sport supervision responsibilities, potentially including football.
Working in collegiate athletics with experience in fundraising, marketing, ticketing, and/or corporate sales preferred
Prior experience in revenue generation, including: experience with annual funds, capital campaigns, and managing major gifts preferred
Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills
Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
About Drake University
Drake University has been recognized as a Great College to Work For due to 'Confidence in Senior Leadership'. Drake is one of just ten schools nationally recognized in this category for institutions of similar size.
More than 900 faculty and staff are part of the Bulldog pack, a close-knit community enthusiastic about providing the very best education, challenging assumptions, and welcoming new ideas and people into the fold. Drake University is not only an exceptional institution of higher learning, but also an exceptional place to work, and we are committed to attracting, retaining, and rewarding outstanding people.
Several strengths set Drake apart:
-Strong support for professional growth and development, including life long learning opportunities; internal funding for research, scholarship, and service activities; and extensive support in securing external funding
-Belief in a healthy work/life balance, as evidenced in competitive offerings of vacation, holiday, and personal time
-Dedication to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment
-Exceptional benefits package including healt...h, dental, tuition, and retirement planning
-Substantive involvement of faculty and staff in University governance and strategic planning through Faculty Senate and All Staff Council.
-Located in Des Moines, Iowa, a diverse and vibrant capital city that's attracted national attention
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