Assistant Director of Athletics for Alumni Relations
New York University
Location: New York, NY, US, 10001
Internal Number: 230391504
Assistant Director of Athletics for Alumni Relations
Job ID: 2023-12412 Type: University Development and Alumni Relations (WS1006) # of Openings: 1 Category: Development/Sponsored Research/Grant Writing New York University
University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) is dedicated to soliciting the private funding necessary to support the strategic goals of the University in teaching, learning, and research. The personnel of UDAR work university-wide as well as within individual schools and colleges of the University to discover, motivate, cultivate, solicit, and steward alumni, parents, faculty, and friends for immediate, long-range, and future financial support, through gifts and pledges to the University, for critical operations such as student aid, faculty support, academic and research program development, and facilities and infrastructure. UDAR's endeavors raise funds for immediate University use and also for the University's endowment.
The Assistant Director of Athletics for Alumni Relations advances both national and international alumni programs with the goal of increasing alumni engagement around athletics. Provide high level strategic support for the AVP/Director of Athletics with all Alumni Relations related work. Partner with Athletics and University Development and Alumni Relations to develop and execute strategies to engage alumni of athletic programs, leading to cultivation for annual gifts. Develop an intimate knowledge of the departmentâ™s most impactful community members, gain a deep understanding of the Athletic departmentâ™s mission and its offerings, build an awareness of the current strategies to engage the community in the most impactful ways, and help to drive new strategies to further enhance our engagement, fundraising, and stewardship efforts.
Assist the UDAR and Athletics Communications teams with drafting and executing a high volume of engagement strategies around communications, determining priorities for external and internal meetings, and crafting briefings, proposals, and contact reports. Execute events with the purpose of engaging and cultivating key alumni and donors. Recruit, train, and manage volunteer leaders to assist in engaging alumni. Liaise directly with key alumni and prospects, volunteer leaders, and other critical members of the departmentâ™s community (alumni, parents, campus visitors). A member of the UDAR alumni relations team, the Assistant Director works closely with members of UDAR and the Department of Athletics, leading and participating in numerous collaborative activities with colleagues in Student Affairs, and actively partners with other NYU schools to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of UDAR, Athletics, and the University.
UDAR encourages work-life integration for our employees, therefore this position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education: Master's Degree or equivalent experience and education
Required Experience: 5+ years relevant experience in fundraising, communications, fast-paced and high-level writing, events planning, donor relations or an equivalent combination of experience and education
Preferred Experience: 7+ years related experience at a higher education institution
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Excellent written and verbal communication with the ability to quickly adapt to multiple voices, strong interpersonal skills, relationship building skills, judgment and discretion in communicating sensitive and/or confidential information
Responsive with the ability to remain focused in a fast-paced environment, and ability to prioritize independently
Ability to take initiative and collaborate with others
Working knowledge of various software applications including MS Office Suite
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of college sports, NCAA Division III athletics, NYU and its sports history
Demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships with University stakeholders, alumni, and students and use these relationships to develop new business opportunities
Ability to establish goals for soliciting funds, develop policies for collection and safeguarding of contributions, and coordinate disbursement of funds
In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $75,000.00 to USD $95,000.00. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. This pay range represents base pay only and excludes any additional items such as incentives, bonuses, clinical compensation, or other items.
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