Assistant AD for Annual Giving / Assoc. Director of Athletics Advancement
William & Mary
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Salary: Up to $70,000
Salary is commensurate with experience.
4 Year Degree
The Assistant AD for Annual Giving / Associate Director of Athletics Advancement is an important role on the Athletics Development team at William & Mary. Athletics is an integral part of the educational experience at William & Mary, and our responsibility is to deliver a holistic student-athlete experience with high standards of performance, providing an environment where champions of uncompromising character, fully engaged with the campus and the community, prepare to make a positive impact in a complex and changing world.
Athletics fundraising at William & Mary is responsible for the leadership & strategy of private philanthropy to benefit athletics programming at William & Mary. The athletics fundraising team is seated in two offices, University Advancement and William & Mary Athletics. The Associate Director of Athletics Advancement / Assistant Athletics Director for Annual Giving reports to the Executive Director of Athletics Advancement / Senior Associate Athletics Director for Advancement. Their primary responsibility is to plan, coordinate, implement, and manage the W&M Athletics annual giving program, with an emphasis on the acquisition and retention of donors, as well as administration and support of sport specific advisory boards and their annual giving pipelines.
The successful candidate will be an innovative leader who will foster a culture of belonging that embraces all people and perspectives. This is a hybrid position based in Williamsburg, Virginia, that offers a flexible work environment.
Please review the full position description with all job duties under the “Featured Job Opportunities” on the University Advancement recruitment website: https://advancement.wm.edu/come-work-with-us/open-positions/index.php
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and or experience.
Understanding of philanthropy in higher education the impact it has on the future of higher education.
Experience (typically 3+ years) managing and developing communications plans for members, constituents, clients, or customers. Examples include outside sales, marketing or public relations, financial planning or wealth management, admissions or enrollment, and membership development, as well as academic fundraising or alumni engagement.
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with fluency in using persuasive language to promote visionary opportunities.
An entrepreneurial spirit, independence and ability to work effectively and successfully with minimal supervision and collaborate while building consensus among colleagues and manage complex priorities and projects concurrently.
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, including, but not limited to, collaboration, staffing and programming.
Athletics is an integral part of the educational experience at William & Mary. Our responsibility is to deliver a holistic experience with high standards of performance; providing an environment where champions of uncompromising character, fully engaged with campus and the community, prepare to make a positive impact in a complex and changing world.