The Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs reports directly to the Director of Athletics and will provide strategic leadership and be responsible for broad supervision with the department's external units. This position will develop and execute strategies to ensure collaboration and alignment amongst these areas to unify and strengthen Boise State Athletics identity, presence, and message. As a member of the leadership team, they will establish a strategic plan to develop and implement revenue goals, maximize revenue potential, and fan engagement for the department.
60% of Time the Senior Associate Athletic Director/External Affairs
Oversees all aspects of giving for the Department in order to broaden the base for philanthropic support from alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff and students.
Oversees program implementation, strategic planning, budget, and daily operations, to develop and implement communication strategies to promote and enhance the visibility for the department and university
Collaborates with campus-wide stakeholders to develop and manage a comprehensive annual giving program in conjunction with university priorities to solicit key constituencies through phone, direct mail, e-mail website, social media, crowd funding and other mechanisms.
Maintain a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects and donors. Be responsible for raising gifts at a minimum of $25,000 through pledges, outright gifts, or deferred gifts.
Monitor and analyze the results of annual fund appeals to determine effectiveness and for ongoing reports.
Lead, direct and motivate department development employees in all aspects of relationship management and fundraising efforts.
35% of Time the Senior Associate Athletic Director/External Affairs
Provide strategic direction, leadership and active participation to the external functions within the Athletic Department, emphasizing collaborative and unified work amongst the units.
Oversee and direct the external units and functions for the Bronco Athletic Association, which includes major gifts, restricted giving, planned giving, endowments, alumni engagement and development; strategic communications; marketing and community/fan engagement; creative services; ticket sales and operations; and corporate sponsorship.
Serve as a department liaison to applicable campus partners, including university advancement, communications, marketing, licensing and trademark, etc.
Serve as a member of the Athletic Department's leadership team and be a Sport Program Administrator to support and oversee team/s as assigned.
Work schedule will include evenings, nights and weekends, with travel as necessary.
5% of Time the Senior Associate Athletic Director/External Affairs
Perform other duties as assigned
Some travel may be required
Eight (8) years’ experience including five (5) years Managerial experience
Experience working within or external affairs at an NCAA Division I institution
Proven experience and success in finding innovative and creative opportunities to engage multiple institutional constituencies.
Proven track record in revenue generation.
Organized, detail-oriented and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
Proactive thinking with interest in developing and executing new ideas is necessary.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge and experience of developing strategies to increase the level of annual giving support
Ability to develop and implement all facets of a comprehensive giving program and revenue generation
Experience in development
Experience supervising, mentoring and coaching staff
Experience in higher education and external relations
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.