Director of Development/Assistant Athletic Director
Loyola University Maryland Athletics
August 24, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Loyola University Maryland is seeking a Director of Development for Athletics/Assistant Athletic Director to join our team of advancement professionals, to position Loyola as a leader both in and out of the classroom.
Loyola University of Maryland has just completed Bright Minds Bold Hearts, a $100 Million Campaign to strengthen the University for the future. Through BMBH, Loyola has added $50 M to the University’s endowment, created 115 new scholarships, enhanced two important athletic facilities – tennis courts and the new air dome, strengthened academic programs – both nationally and internationally – and invested resources in our local community. Loyola student athletes are leaders both on and off the field with superior GPA’s, four Patriot League Championships, top -tier graduation rates, and a deep commitment to community service.
The Director of Development for Athletics/Assistant AD is a senior member of the Advancement and Athletics teams and reports to the Assistant Vice President of Advancement. The Director is responsible for supervising an Assistant Director of Development and working closely with the Athletic Director, coaches and athletic staff as well as members of the university administration to identify, cultivate and secure outright, planned and annual gifts from individuals matching donor intent with University initiatives. It is expected that approximately 70% of work time will be devoted to fundraising activities with the remaining 30% devoted to administrative duties. There is an annual expectation to raise between $1M – $2M in major gifts and conduct 100-125 visits.
Duties include identifying and evaluating giving potential of major and principal gift through personal visit and engagement in philanthropic priorities that serve the School’s mission. Effectively plan and execute major and planned gift strategies to cultivate, solicit and steward individual major donors – alumni, parents, friends – as appropriate. Develop and propose specific solicitation strategies to promote athletic fundraising priorities. Match programs and gift opportunities to the interests of potential donors consistent with established campaign goals for athletics and Loyola University Maryland. Coordinate with colleagues and volunteers on various fundraising activities and events throughout the year. Provide guidance to the marketing materials and external messaging for annual fund appeals, phonothon and electronic media. Prepare and complete timely contact reports; prepare written proposals, background reports, and other development materials for use during donor cultivation and solicitation.
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit Catholic University located in Baltimore, a diverse and complete East Coast city.
Bachelor’s degree and 5 to 8 years of experience required. Knowledge of the development and solicitation process and of effective case development. Attend and assist with Loyola University Maryland events, particularly in athletics, which often occur during evening hours and weekends. Ability to travel, at times extensively. Ability to work evening and weekends, especially during the academic year. An interest and commitment to Loyola University Maryland and its Jesuit mission and a general interest in higher education. Ability to constructively integrate as a member of the Loyola University Maryland advancement team. Knowledge of the intercollegiate athletics field and compliance standards. Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to develop, lead and motivate subordinates. Due to frequent interaction with senior administrators and faculty in this position, the candidate must possess excellent communication skills, the ability to process and maintain confidential information, and develop strong relationships with both internal and external constituencies to promote a positive collaborative spirit across the network of individuals interested in this area. Ability to support the University’s goals for institutional diversity, as well as the goals and values of a Catholic, Jesuit education.
Internal Number: 3960
About Loyola University Maryland Athletics
Loyola University is a dynamic, highly selective Jesuit Catholic institution in the Liberal Arts tradition and is recognized as a leading independent, comprehensive university in the northeastern United States. Located in a beautiful residential section of Baltimore with Graduate Centers in Timonium and Columbia, Loyola has approximately 4,000 students in its undergraduate programs and 2,800 students in its graduate programs.