Associate Director of Athletics and Director of Athletics Development
Ball State University
Would you like to work with dynamic, award winning, results-focused colleagues in a collaborative, team driven model? Do you prefer a silo free environment one with no barriers between athletics, development, alumni engagement, and stewardship?
The Ball State University Foundation is seeking a dedicated person to play a key role in contributing to the University Foundation and Athletics Department managing a major gift portfolio to advance the university’s fundraising initiatives in the areas of capital projects, endowments and planned gifts.
We’re committed to an empowering, entrepreneurial management philosophy, and our integrated team is raising funds, engaging alumni, and serving donors in better ways to support Ball State students. Would you like to join us?
Under the dual leadership of the VP for Development and Director of Athletics, the Associate Director of Athletics and Director of Athletics Development will contribute to the University Foundation and Athletics Department by managing a principal and major gift portfolio to advance the university’s fundraising initiatives in the areas of capital projects, endowments and planned gifts.
The Associate Athletic Director and Director of Athletics plans and implements ongoing strategy for engagement and acquisition, leading to contributions from alumni, friends of the university, letter winners, season ticket holders, along with university faculty and staff.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. At least five years of experience in development, athletics, or related area. Willingness and ability to travel; possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy; ability to work as part of an organization without direct daily supervision; outstanding oral and written communication skills are necessary in order to articulate departmental and institutional viewpoints, goals, and needs.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred qualifications: Five or more years of experience in major gifts fundraising within intercollegiate athletics. Strong organizational management and interpersonal skills, together with self- motivation and ability to motivate others, including staff, faculty, and volunteers; ability to work as a team member within a complex institution. Experience with Blackbaud CRM.
Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/22907. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Jane Gadbury. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through December 2, 2020.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
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