Associate Director (Director of the Maverick Club) - (S04035P)
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location: Arlington, Texas
Internal Number: 20225
The Associate Director (Director of the Maverick Club) will execute a comprehensive annual giving strategy including the Maverick Club that increases the engagement, stewardship and growth of donors to the athletic department (Maverick Club members).
Execute the Maverick Club annual giving strategy that includes solicitations, stewardship initiatives, and maintaining relationships with donors, prospects and the community. Supervise the Development Coordinator for Athletics.
In coordination with the Head Coaches and the Athletic Director, support all sport specific fundraising including direct mail campaigns, events, etc.
Oversee Maverick Club and athletic department special events including, but not limited to, Hall of Honor Banquet, First Pitch Fundraiser, Maverick Open, Athletic Alumni reunion, Maverick Club game day and community-based opportunities.
Serve as a game day liaison to include engagement focusing on cultivation and stewardship to increase philanthropic support of Maverick Club members, premium seat holders, suite holders, athletic donors and prospects.
Manage the letter winner and athletic alumni program including the distribution of letter winner awards, implementing athletic alumni engagement opportunities, and serving as point of contact for athletic alumni.
Facilitate community appearances for the Athletic Director and Head Coaches toward increasing Maverick Club awareness, engagement and support.
Perform other duties as assigned
Required qualifications include a Bachelor's degree with 2 years of experience in higher education. Applicants must have excellent organizational and communication skills.
Applicants must be a self-starter with an extremely high attention to detail, while possessing the ability to prioritize workload for timely completion of important tasks.
Must be able to maintain confidential information and work unconventional hours, weekends and holidays when events require it.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple project deadlines.
Advanced time management and customer service skills.
Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Microsoft Office Platform
Customer Retention Management software
Ability to work effectively across Athletic Department business units
Minimum 1 year experience in a development/fundraising, university, or non-profit environment. Athletics fundraising experience preferred.
Advanced knowledge of computer technology, including the ability to use specialized software packages for spreadsheets, graphics, word processing and database management.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and other common office systems.
Willingness to learn new software including database programs and preference given to candidates with CRM expertise.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: If no high school diploma or GED, list highest grade completed; If some college or college degree, list school name, degree type, major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.