Senior Associate Director of Athletics/

Executive Director of the UNCW Student Aid Association (Seahawk Club)

Vacancy # 13E065
Position # 8210

The University of North Carolina Wilmington announces an opening for the position of Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Executive Director of the UNCW Student Aid Association (Seahawk Club). UNCW is an NCAA Division I program and member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).

The Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Executive Director of the UNCW Student Aid Association (Seahawk Club) reports directly to the Director of Athletics and provides a leadership role in the management and long range planning for athletic development.  This position will be responsible for the fundraising efforts of the Seahawk Club, including all annual giving programs, athletics scholarship endowments, special development programs, developing new donor programs and coordinating volunteer efforts in Seahawk Club regional areas. Work cooperatively with the Associate Director of Athletics for Major Gifts to improve the major giving opportunities for the Department of Athletics.   Supervise the fiscal operation and budget planning of the Seahawk Club with the Department of Athletics’ Chief Financial Officer to insure that daily operations are carried out according to university policies and procedures.  Work collaboratively with the Seahawk Club Board of Directors to manage the affairs of the organization and to insure compliance with NCAA, CAA and University of North Carolina Wilmington rules, regulations, policies and procedures.  Work cooperatively with University Advancement to support the Advancement efforts of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  Additionally, this individual will have supervision and oversight for ticket operations, marketing and multi-media rights, special projects and new media.

Qualifications:  Master’s Degree required; 4 to 5 years of experience in fund raising within a Division I athletic department or comparable sales and marketing experience.  Excellent communication skills, excellent computer skills, financial management experience, proven supervisory and leadership experience, knowledge of IRS and NCAA regulations concerning donations and board and volunteer management experience.  To apply, please complete the online application at Letter of application, curricula vitae, and contact information for three professional references should be addressed to the search committee chair and attached to the online application - not e-mailed, mailed or faxed.  MS Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Priority consideration will be given to online applications received by February 13, 2013, but they will be accepted until the position is filled. If you have questions regarding the online application process, contact Katie Lange at 910-962-3571 or

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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