Towson University is accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Athletics for Development. This position will monitor fundraising goals and the progress towards these goals, and achieving the annual and multi-year goals as identified in the Athletic Department’s strategic plan. The Assistant Director will provide leadership and direction to the Director of Annual Giving for the Tiger Athletic Fund position. In addition, the position will work cooperatively with Towson University’s Development Officers in a coordinated effort to achieve University fund raising goals. The position will report to the Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Development.
Manage a portfolio of donors and prospects and identify, solicit, and cultivate benefactors for annual, capital, and major gifts for athletics. Develop new sources for fund raising and revenue, including increases in annual giving from current donors and future prospects. Meet initiatives and goals set forth by the athletic strategic plan and department’s business plan. Work in a coordinated and collaborative effort with University Advancement team regarding identification, stewardship and proposal advancement. Review reports that assist in the identification of prospects and the stewardship of current donors. Supervise the gift acknowledgement procedures for all athletic department gifts.
Establish a detailed annual and monthly contact goals and monitor the progress towards these goals for each development team member and provide a monthly report for the Senior Associate Director of Athletics. Work with assigned Head Coaches to identify prospects, build cultivation plans, solicit gifts and secure gifts for those programs. Continue to follow the best practices for the administration of the development functions, including practices followed by the University Advancement area related to donor identification, donor solicitation, call reports, and gift accounting practices
Tiger Athletic Fund
Work in collaboration with the Director of Annual Giving for managing activities, services, and membership benefits. Oversee and provide direction for the planning and direction of the Tiger Athletic Fund Volunteer Program which includes, but not limited to recruitment and training of volunteers, design and creation of Fund Drive materials, publications, awards, follow through on special events, and donor support. Assist in facilitating events/receptions that serve as cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship opportunities. Work closely with coaches to begin the cultivation process of current student athletes for future giving. Coordinate special recognition opportunities for donors
Collaboration with Other Athletic and University Units
Works in a coordinated effort with University Advancement on all aspects of Development so there is a professional articulation of fund raising initiatives. Attends University Advancement meetings and maintain open lines of communication. Communicates with Ticket Manager regarding the placement of season ticket holders when pertinent to major gift projects.
Coordinate departmental activities as appropriate to advance the University fund raising and marketing objectives. Collaborates and provides direction for special events when needed.
A Bachelor’s degree and two to four years of professional experience in fundraising is required. Candidates should have experience managing development staff, preferably in a campaign environment in higher education.
• Master’s Degree • Experience with Athletic fundraising • Prior sales experience • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills • Outstanding written and oral communication abilities • Strong critical and creative thinking • Successful strategic planning experience • Demonstrated self-motivation • Willingness and ability to engage in overnight travel and to work weekends
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and BenefitsCompetitive salary and full university benefits that include excellent health, life insurance, and retirement plans; tuition remission; and 22 days of annual leave, 14 holidays, personal and sick days. To learn more about our benefits, please click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 19000087
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).