The Assistant Director of Development Operations is a member of a team of development and advancement professionals within a dynamic and growing athletics program. Under the direct leadership of the Director of the Seahawk Club, the Assistant Director will:
Develop and execute targeted strategies to increase alumni and friend giving with a gift level concentration of $1,000 to $10,000;
Advance active proposals for a portfolio of prospects;
Track progress through Advancement’s prospect management system;
Direct the effective handling of gifts;
Manage Seahawk Club communication strategies;
Coordinate with Ticket Operations;
Manage donor benefits;
Oversee the courtesy car program.
Two years of professional fundraising experience in a higher education athletics environment.
Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising.
Ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.
Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, relationship building, and creative problem solving skills.
Knowledge of marketing and social media, and the ability to cultivate positive relationships within the university and the community.
Understanding of the needs and interests of donors in order to develop relationships between them and Athletics.
Ability to request and interpret complex data reports to determine potential prospects.
Demonstrated ability to work interdependently and independently in a collaborative environment is vital.
Experience in a Division I university environment.
Demonstrated passion for service excellence, integrity, a positive outlook, commitment to highest standard of donor ethics, a strong work ethic, be self-motivated and committed to high performance and dedication to the value of higher education.
Experience in sales, marketing or communications.
Internal Number: 1755
About University of North Carolina Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.