The Assistant Director of Development - Athletics is responsible for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors and prospects for major and annual gifts to Baylor, specifically Baylor Athletics.
Specifically, we are seeking candidates with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in a major gift fundraising or sales role, preferably in college athletics. A successful candidate will have/possess strong character, curiosity to learn more about people, a coachable spirit, and a persistence to initiate and cultivate key relationships.
The minimum qualification for this position are a Bachelor's degree, two years of experience, and a Christian faith. A Master's degree is preferred. Candidates should also possess the following skills and abilities.
Experience will not be considered in lieu of the educational requirement. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
What You Will Do
Cultivate, solicit, and steward a specific portfolio for major and annual (Baylor Bear Foundation) gifts to Baylor, especially for Baylor Athletics.
With the leadership of the Associate AD/Sr. Director of Development, establish yearly measurable goals and objectives and related metrics for new gift commitments secured, proposals made, and prospect meetings held.
Participate fully in University Development's prospect management and related prospect development programs in order to inspire trust, encourage creative thinking, and collaborate with other Baylor staff and volunteers to significantly increase private gifts to Baylor.
Collaborate with Baylor Athletics’ leadership to develop impactful agendas, attend sporting events and partner with network events, consistent with Baylor's and Baylor Athletics’ strategic plans for major donors.
Collaborate and strategize to increase annual support and engagement to support the efforts of the Division of Baylor Athletics, Baylor Bear Foundation and Alumni Engagement.
Maintain working knowledge of and adherence to all NCAA, Big 12 Conference, and institution rules and regulations and communicate immediately any possible infractions of such rules and regulations to the Athletics Compliance staff.
Ability to comply with University policies.
Maintain regular and punctual attendance
What You Can Expect
As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family’s wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.
Baylor University is the oldest continually-operating university in Texas and the largest Baptist university in the world. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Baylor blends an international reputation for educational excellence and a strong Christian commitment with a robust research program aimed at the discovery of new knowledge across all academic disciplines. With a total student enrollment of almost 17,000, Baylor offers 146 baccalaureate, 76 master and 25 doctoral degree programs across 11 academic divisions.
Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.