The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university founded in 1787. Located in the Oakland neighborhood, the campus sits in the heart of one of the most livable and family-friendly cities in the U.S. One of the country's leading academic and research institutions, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt Athletics competes at the highest level of competitive intercollegiate athletics: the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), and sponsors 19 varsity sports as a member of the prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The university's athletics program is one of only a handful of current NCAA Division 1FBS schools to have won multiple national championships in both football (9) and basketball (2). The Panthers also boast a plethora of professional and Olympic athletes. The Pitt athletics family strives to achieve comprehensive excellence by remaining steadfast in our shared commitment to providing an extraordinary student-athlete experience, a vehicle to unite and engage the entire Pittsburgh community, an environment that invites innovation and creativity and builds leaders and champions and to do those things with an unwavering integrity and persistence in purpose. The development enterprise for the Department of Athletics is seeking an experienced, results-oriented, creative, and management-savvy individual to lead and further develop this unit's operations, donor relations, and events teams and initiatives under a new and energetic leadership structure.This critical and high-level leadership position reports to and works closely with the Executive Associate Athletic Director for Philanthropy and Engagement to help create and implement strategies and initiatives to achieve both the short and long term goals of the athletics development office. With the opportunity to build a new team consisting of 2 full-time staff, specific leadership and staff emphasis will be based on athletic events and donor engagement. The incumbent will provide ownership and control for planning, implementation, marketing, publications, promotion and staging of all events, and provide management, creation and execution of all donor engagement processes and strategies.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Master's preferred.6-10 years in donor stewardship, operations and event management, preferably in higher educationHas a working knowledge of intercollegiate athletics;Management experience;Fundraising experience;Event creation, implementation and managementEvent LEAD experience;Strong communication skills
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.
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