The Associate Athletics Director for Development is responsible for all intercollegiate athletics fundraising. The successful candidate will provide primary leadership for the athletics major gift fundraising efforts, including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and donors. This position will report to the Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs/Executive Director of the University of Chattanooga Foundation and aid in planning, creating and managing all fundraising to support the vision of the Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics.
This position will be tasked with increasing philanthropy to support intercollegiate athletics and will be responsible for supervision of the two Associate Directors of the Mocs Club as well as managing a portfolio of 75 - 100 donors. The expectation will be for the Associate AD to complete a minimum of 200 face-to-face visits with donors, prospects, alumni and friends.
Manage all aspects of athletic fundraising including the development of an annual plan for philanthropic support of intercollegiate athletics
Supervise the two Associate Directors of the Mocs Club
Serve as major gift officer responsible for identifying, cultivating, and securing private support and resources to strengthen our athletics program, campus, university and our stakeholder’s relationship with our department
Ability to articulate UTC athletics’ needs, values and ambitions through excellent informal and formal communications, including written proposals
Coordinate athletic planned giving, foundation giving and corporate charitable giving in cooperation with other UTC development and alumni staff
As assigned attend and provide appropriate staff support at athletic-related events, home and selected away games, championships and/or tournaments
Manage or assist in athletics focused special events for fundraising and stewardship
Provide stewardship of donors to the athletics program
Assist with the development and implementation of both short and long-term plan for growth of entire athletics fundraising efforts
This is a full-time position with evenings and weekend hours required. Compensation competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
In addition to the information submitted through the application system profile, please include a cover letter and resume in order to be considered for candidacy.
The University of Chattanooga Foundation, Inc. is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
Minimum of three years’ experience in managing and implementing fundraising initiatives including, but not limited to: major gifts, volunteer management, and special events
Knowledge of and familiarity with NCAA rules and regulations, particularly those impacting representatives of institutions athletic interests
Fundraising database experience preferred
Must demonstrate ability to work on projects independently as well as within a team and prioritize projects
Provide and demonstrate track record of securing major gifts
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Knowledge of Paciolan and Ellucian software preferred
Internal Number: 21000000E
About University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, UC Foundation
The University of Chattanooga Foundation manages the private endowment of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and was created in 1969. The UC Foundation was established with approximately $6 million in its endowment. Today, that amount stands in excess of $100 million. This growth represents growth in value of assets as well as significant contributions from many donors over the years.