Director, Athletics Development

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number HMAE1376
Advertised Title Director, Athletics Development
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number 001284
Category Staff (Hourly/Monthly)
Department Athletic External Affairs
Minimum Position Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of fundraising experience.

Must be able to comply with Athletic Department, University, NCAA, and conference policies and procedures.

Special Conditions

Initial review of applicants will begin on August 28, 2017.

The department is especially interested in candidates with a Master’s degree, as well as experience fundraising in collegiate athletics.

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Some evenings and weekends will be required, as well as overnight travel.

Posting Date 08/21/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Screening Begins Yes
Hiring Range Commensurate with experience
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Additional Working Conditions
Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications must be submitted online at

Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application in order to be considered for a position. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and reference list after completing your application, if required by the system.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Is this posting for UofM employees only? No
Positions Supervised
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Additional Position Information

Job Duties

The duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed in this position and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of the requirements of this job.

Duties & Responsibilities

Manages portfolio of 150+ donors and prospects to maximize donations through solicitations.

Duties & Responsibilities

Identifies, cultivates, and solicits new donations including major gifts.

Duties & Responsibilities

Ensures consistent and appropriate contact with athletic donors (emails, direct mailings, calls, videos, seat selection, etc.).

Coordinates athletic donor interaction (including parking for football and basketball, seat selection, donor related events, etc.).

Duties & Responsibilities

Researches, suggests and implements strategies, initiatives and best practices for annual fund growth.

Duties & Responsibilities

Coordinates and promotes teamwork throughout department with the daily operations for the Tiger Scholarship Fund.

Duties & Responsibilities

Performs other duties as assigned.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your collegiate fundraising experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe your work experience in non-profit management and/or fundraising.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References List