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Assistant/Associate Director of Athletic Development

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Categories: Staff
Department: Davidson Athletic Fund

This position reports to the Director of Athletic Development/ Associate Athletic Director and is an externally driven ambassador and generator of revenue for Davidson athletics.  This will be filled at either an Assistant or Associate level, depending upon experience level of chosen candidate.

Responsibilities include supporting the goals of athletics in raising over $5 million annually in expendable and endowed scholarships, as well as raising maximum annual operating funds and capital gifts for Davidson Athletics.  This position will manage between 100-125 athletic prospects through the stages of stewardship, cultivation and solicitation.  This person will also support Major Gifts fundraising efforts with an enhanced focus on commitments at the $50,000 level and above. This person will work with colleagues in Major Gifts, the Fund for Davidson as well as the Office of Parent Giving to maximize proposals to athletic initiatives at the $50,000 level and above. This person will be responsible for managing DAF fundraising initiatives including but not limited to team advisory board committees.  This person will also serve as the DAF liaison/contact to several athletic teams (via head coaches) and be responsible for managing all DAF-related projects pertaining to these athletic teams, from the annual fund level through the major gift level.  This person will plan athletic alumni cultivation and solicitation events when deemed appropriate.  This person will also support the DAF office by staffing events such as Tailgate of the Turf, Fast Break Club, and others.


Bachelor's degree.  Minimum one year of development or related work experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills a must. Candidate must be extremely organized, highly motivated and capable of managing multiple projects at one time. Must be comfortable with travel.  Must be willing to learn new technology as it changes and/or becomes available.  This will be filled at either an Assistant or Associate level, depending upon experience level of chosen candidate.

To apply, please go to https://employment.davidson.edu and submit an online application along with a cover letter and resume.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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