Assistant Director for Athletic Development (Development Officer)

Vacancy # 13E091
Position # TBD

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking applications for a full time position of Assistant Director for Development, reporting to the Executive Director of the Seahawk Club. This position is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing approaches to acquire or solicit funds from various sources including public/private foundations, corporate giving programs, through individual or small group gifts and bequests, capital campaigns, special projects and through other sources.  The Assistant Director of Development is also responsible for coordinating the long-range planning program of annual giving opportunities and volunteer leadership; for providing effective systems of communications between the institution and the current and potential funding sources of the institution; and for developing and maintaining data gathering and informational systems.

Qualifications: A bachelor's degree is required.  One year experience in higher education fundraising is required. Previous experience in athletic development and fundraising and knowledge of priority point systems, volunteer networks and annual giving is preferred.  Strong communication and organizational skills are necessary.  Must have knowledge and understanding of Departmental and University Policies and Procedures and the ability to interpret and apply to a variety of situations.  Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations to ensure institutional compliance with athletics development initiatives is necessary. The integrity to maintain the confidentiality of information and exercise discretion regarding university business is essential. This individual must be customer service oriented, possess strong technology skills and be highly motivated and well organized.  

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 May 4, 2013 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  For 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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