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Associate Athletic Director / Director Of Athletic Development
The Rutgers University Foundation’s Athletic Development Team seeks an ambitious, dynamic and collaborative leader to serve as its next Associate Athletic Director / Director of Athletic Development (herein “Director”). The Director reports to the Senior Associate Athletic Director/Associate Vice President for Athletic Development and will be a part of a 12-person development operation. As a member of the Big Ten, on the back end of a $100M campaign along with R Big Ten Build campaign underway, s/he will have the opportunity to build the tremendous momentum that has the Rutgers’ campus buzzing with energy.
The Director will lead a team of two frontline major gifts fundraisers, manage a portfolio of donors with the capacity to give 6- and 7- figure major gifts and strategize with senior leadership on the strategic vision and priorities of athletic development. The successful candidate will join the team during a pivotal time for Rutgers University Athletics and be impactful in making Rutgers Athletics a force in the Big Ten conference. The ideal candidate will have a track record of individual fundraising success with 5-, 6- and 7 figure gifts and passion for collegiate athletics and athletic fundraising.
With seven or more years of major gifts experience, s/he will be prepared to work with athletic development leadership, engage with and solicit both current and new high potential donors while leading and managing a team that is dedicated, ambitious and welcomes a challenge. S/he will be capable of demonstrating an ability to be flexible and strategic, along with the ability to communicate with and motivate those around them. Rutgers University Athletics & R Big Ten Build Campaign Rutgers University Athletics has a storied history that began way back in 1869, when the first game of intercollegiate football was played between Rutgers and Princeton, which Rutgers won 6-4.
Since then, athletics at Rutgers has evolved into a Division 1 school in the highly competitive Big 10 conference with 24 athletic programs and over 600 student athletes from across the country. Several programs including basketball, football, soccer, wrestling, baseball and most recently lacrosse have achieved top 15 nationally ranked status at some point over the past 20 years. Rutgers is committed to building championship contenders in the Big Ten.
This commitment means the university must build premier training facilities for elite student-athletes from New Jersey, the nation, and around the globe. To fulfill this objective, Rutgers Athletics is embarking on the Big Ten Build, a targeted campaign to raise $100 million for new or upgraded athletic facilities. Phase I of R Big Ten Build, created in collaboration with the University Physical Master Plan, includes three projects: a Multisport Training Complex (RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center), adjacent to the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC), a Lacrosse and Soccer Training Complex, and an enhanced Football Training Complex, at the Hale Center.
These pivotal projects will result in additional square feet of critical training space and will have a dramatic and wide-ranging impact on all 24 Rutgers athletic programs and on the 600 student-athletes who represent Rutgers on a national stage. R Big Ten Build will provide state-of-the-art practice centers for football, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, and gymnastics, as well as key support areas for men’s and women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s soccer. These facilities will meet a crucial need for high-performance training, exceptional academic support, first-class sports medicine, and critical shared pathways that will support a championship culture at Rutgers.
Rutgers Athletics’ core mission is to graduate student-athletes. To that end, the vacated space in the RAC will become a much-needed expanded academic center and gathering space for all 14 sports that train on the Livingston Campus. As the newest member of the Big Ten, Rutgers has gained unparalleled exposure.
The university’s ascent to national prominence will depend on your key support of this game-changing plan. More information on the Big Ten Build Campaign can be found at http://www.rutgersbigtenbuild.com Athletic Director Patrick Hobbs A New Jersey native with over 20 years of leadership experience in higher education and public service, Patrick Hobbs serves as the Director of Athletics at Rutgers University. Hobbs joined the Scarlet Knights on Nov. 29, 2015.
During his time at Rutgers, Hobbs restructured Athletics leadership to enhance communication, improve resource allocation and to enrich customer service and the game day experience. This new leadership is charged with developing a comprehensive strategic plan that will communicate a defined vision for Rutgers Athletics. He served as Dean at the Seton Hall School of Law from 1999 to 2015 and oversaw the Department of Athletics for the Seton Hall Pirates from 2009 to 2011 As the Interim Director of Athletics at Seton Hall, Hobbs assumed supervision of the department and led searches for men's and women's basketball head coaches.
He also conducted the search for and hiring of a permanent athletic director and added the sport of women's golf, which earned two Big East titles in the last five years. Another major accomplishment was negotiating a contract with the Prudential Center as a home site for men's basketball games. Hobbs was influential in fundraising at Seton Hall Law by spearheading the $25 million plus campaign, Seton Hall Law Rising, the school's largest fundraising initiative.
Part of the success stemmed from revitalizing alumni support with over 70 percent contributing during the campaign. During his tenure, Hobbs established several centers of excellence: The Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy; the Center for Policy and Research; and the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology.
Under his leadership, Seton Hall Law achieved worldwide prominence through a series of groundbreaking initiatives emanating from the school's social justice mission. Associate Vice President for Athletic Development Richard Knupp Previously an Associate Athletic Director, Knupp was promoted to his current position in September 2016. In his current role, Knupp leads the athletic development efforts, including oversight of the day to day operations of the department as well as executing strategy on capital and annual fund campaigns.
Knupp’s responsibilities include developing strategy and oversight of “R B1G Build” campaign, a target campaign to raise $100 million for new or upgraded athletic facilities. The initiative, which has raised more than $72 million from 2,200 donors as of April 2017, has received 14 donations of more than $1 million, including the three largest gifts in Rutgers Athletics history, which combined to exceed $11 million. Knupp has consistently exceeded his annual major gift fundraising goals, raising significant support for scholarships, facility projects, coaching salaries, and other operational support.
Major projects overseen in his tenure include developing the premium seating pricing model at Rutgers, initiating the first-ever letter winners association, Varsity R, and leading a critical fundraising campaign to renovate the Hale Center lobby, hallways, tunnel, and equipment room. Prior to Rutgers, Knupp was employed by Lehigh University as the Director of the Lehigh Athletics Partnership. He managed the overall fundraising efforts for the Athletic Partnership and led a team of five staff members that generated over $2.1 million in annual support.
Before entering the field of intercollegiate athletics, Knupp spent time as an Analyst for Merrill Lynch Global Markets and as a Senior Accounting Associate at Prudential International Insurance. Knupp acquired his B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College in 2005 and later earned his M.B.A. in finance from Lehigh University in 2011. While at Dartmouth, Knupp was a three-year letter winner in football at defensive end.
By the Numbers Rutgers Athletics raised a record $30.3M dollars in 2016, eclipsing the previous record in 2010 of $16.8M (~80% increase) and 2015’s total of $14.4M (~105% increase). Last year between January and May, Rutgers athletics received 10 gifts of $1M or more including the largest donations in Rutgers Athletics history with three donors giving more than $11M combined. Director of Athletic Development Specific Responsibilities and Duties
In collaboration with the AVP for Athletic Development and athletic development staff, the Director will work to execute the donor identification and solicitation strategy set by Athletic Development leadership that can sustain and grow Rutgers’ athletic programs and secure its financial future. The Director will work closely with the Rutgers University Foundation and his/her fundraising colleagues to marshal the resources necessary to be successful.
Actively meet with current and prospective donors across the country with the capacity to make gifts of $100,000 and higher; shepherd donors/prospects through every step of the donor solicitation cycle (identify-qualify-engage-solicit-steward); collaborate with various partners to expand pool of potential donors and strengthen engagement of current donor pool including sports specific boosters on behalf of student athletes.
Provide exemplary leadership and direction to the entire Athletic Development Office. Manage two frontline major gifts fundraisers, including mentoring, training and leading by example. As one of three Directors on the senior team, this role will act as a strategic partner working to execute the vision as set by Athletics leadership.
As a member of the athletic development team, the Director will be expected to cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with assigned prospects, as well as members of the Rutgers’ staff and student body. S/he will seek and utilize various connections to alumni and friends in order to facilitate meaningful prospect engagement, solicitation and stewardship.
Work with Rutgers alumni and non-alumni volunteers to identify, engage, solicit, and steward potential donors. Attend athletic, alumni, and campus functions to develop a familiarity with the culture of the athletics program, campus, and alumni base.
Appropriately participate in the design and execution of donor/prospect programs and events. Qualities of the Ideal Candidate The Director can be expected to have the following personal characteristics and professional qualifications:
A minimum of seven years of experience in fundraising or related programs. Demonstrate a passion for Rutgers University and its various athletic programs.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of major gift fundraising, maintaining and growing a portfolio and big picture strategy. The ideal candidate would also have an understanding of the impact that collegiate athletics, and more specifically, athletic fundraising has on a university. A passion for sports or experience as a former athlete is a plus.
Experience in managing at least one fundraising professional along with the ability to mentor other fundraisers in the department. Integrity, creativity, energy, and independence; a collegial, understanding leadership style that will value team members and institutional partners and will allow an appropriate amount of responsibility delegation.
Ability to multitask and manage time effectively in a fast moving environment. The ability to quickly gain substantive knowledge and comprehension of Rutgers Athletics initiatives, projects, and activities to effectively present potential giving opportunities to prospective donors The ability to quickly and adeptly learn new concepts, and to effectively communicate them to donors.
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, and to work effectively and collaboratively with various groups including donors, teammates, and student athletes. A team-first mentality and willingness to help strategize in all aspects of athletic development along with solicitation including cultivation and stewardship.
Must have the ability to travel and work during evenings and weekends as needed. External Company URL: www.support.rutgers.edu
Asst Athletic Director For Athletic Performance
Asst Athletic Director Of Equipment Services
Associate Athletic Director
Asst Director Of Athletic Communications
Illinois State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Athletic Communications. The Assistant Director of Athletic Communications is the primary media contact for Illinois State Volleyball and Baseball.
The incumbent will work under broad policy guidance, exercising sound judgment when making critical decisions under varying degrees of pressure. He/she will actively participate in game day operations, utilize creative freedom to create engaging media coverage, and participate in the writing and editing of the Redbird Magazine. This individual will also oversee student assistants and serve as a liaison to other Athletic Department units. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in public relations, mass communications, journalism or related field; two years of full-time experience in professional or collegiate athletics; familiarity with Stat Crew Software; strong communication skills; experience with Adobe InDesign, Audition, and Adobe Photoshop. Desired Qualifications: Master's degree; CoSIDA membership; experience in writing and editing; and demonstrated experience with Adobe Creative Suite. Special Instructions to Applicants The position is a 12-month position.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications. To assure full consideration, interested individuals MUST apply online by January 21, 2018. Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, females and veterans. Application Procedure: Applicants must apply online. Posting ID:Apply by Date: January 21, 2018 Starting Date: Spring 2018
Asst Athletic Director For Sports Performance
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science or related field required. Master's Degree preferred; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification through NSCA or CSCCA and current CPR certifications required; minimum of 3-5 years of practical experience as a strength and conditioning specialist in a broad-based collegiate setting.
Applicants must demonstrate the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population. At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin on January 29, 2018. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation to the address below. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates. Responsibilities: Management and supervision of the Sports Performance staff, weight training facility, including development of policies and procedures for risk management, appropriate supervision, record keeping, evaluation and maintenance; supervision of inventory, budgeting and purchasing of new equipment; coordinating with coaching staff of 19 men's and women's athletic teams to design and implement safe and effective pre-season, in-season and off-season sport-specific strength training and conditioning programs. Other duties as assigned.
Assistant Athletic Director - Marketing
Position Summary The Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing will play an integral role in driving revenue and attendance for the Department of Athletics
, as well as serving as guardian of the Rice Athletics brand. Under the guidance of the Associate AD for Revenue Enhancement, this role is responsible for creating a Rice Athletics marketing strategy and plan and leading a team to execute against this plan. This position has lead responsibility for marketing including game presentation, special events and promotions, digital marketing, advertising, and advertising implementation for football, in addition to leading other marketing team members who do the same for other sports. Along with the marketing, branding, ticket sales, sponsorship and communication staff, this individual will be responsible for increasing attendance and revenue, creating a positive and exciting game day atmosphere, increasing fan engagement and furthering the brand of Rice Athletics. This position will work with video services team to develop new ways to entertain fans and promote brand consistency through video and other mediums. This position will also act as liaison for the Athletic Department with the Marching Owls Band (MOB) and spirit squads. Finally, this position will serve as an on-campus and community partner to ensure that Rice Athletics is a highly visible assets to our local community
Education Required Bachelor's Degree
/ Degree Type Marketing, communications, journalism, public relations or related field.
Substitution for Education Requirement Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement
Education Preferred Master
’s degree preferred in marketing, communications, public relations, sports administration or related field.
Type of Experience Experience in the sports marketing field with experience developing marketing plans to drive attendance
Substitution for Experience Requirement Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement
A thorough knowledge of sales, marketing and promotions.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. The ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population and strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to think strategically and creatively, balance multiple priorities, adjust to changing circumstances, organize time efficiently and remain attentive to details.
Ability to lead, manage, and motivate marketing team.
Strong work-ethic and self-motivated.
Ability to learn quickly.
Comfortable with ambiguity.
Ability to work well in teams and collaborate with diverse constituents.
Passion for the scholar-athlete cause.
Ability to communicate with coaching staff effectively.
Graphic design ability with knowledge with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign or other graphics software programs
Skills Preferred Video creation and editing capabilities
/ External Contacts
Fans and Ticket Holders
University Staff and Coaches
Physical Demands Ability to stand for long periods of time
. Ability to work outside in varying weather conditions.
Working Conditions Monday through Friday with many nights
/weekends for athletic events. Must be able to work athletic events after work hours and on weekends. Some travel may be required.
Security Sensitive Yes
Quick Link for Posting http:
//jobs.rice.edu/postings/12703 ## Job Duty Name Other
Description of Job Duty
Comply with all Rice University, Rice Athletics, Conference USA, and NCAA rules and regulations.
Other duties as assigned.
Percentage of Time
5 ## Job Duty Name Game Day Marketing Operations and Fan Development
Description of Job Duty
Manage game day marketing operations and promotions at Rice sports, enhancing game day atmosphere and fan experience by executing game day scripts, organizing presentations and groups, coordinating spirit groups with the video board and managing in-game elements.
Organize and execute game day contests and entertainment by booking all entertainment, developing contests and executing all items on game day.
Lead marketing team to achieve these duties.
Percentage of Time
25 ## Job Duty Name Marketing and Promotions
Description of Job Duty
Develop and execute marketing plans, including advertising and promotion, which are designed to meet the department’s goals for revenue and attendance.
Oversee the development and execution of the Kid’s Club promotional plan, including advertising, promotion and member acquisition.
Oversee the Development and execution of the student promotional plan, including advertising and promotion, which are designed to meet the department’s goals for student attendance and participation.
Generate new revenue through the sale of tickets as the liaison for specific athletic events tied to home games (i.e. Youth Clinics, Educational groups, additional pre/post game events, etc). This may include direct solicitation of contacts for these specific groups via phone, meetings and electronic messaging.
Develop and design select marketing sales/promotional materials including marketing fliers, email campaigns and select social media aspects.
Lead marketing team to achieve these duties.
Percentage of Time
70 Job Title: Assistant Athletic Director - Marketing
Full Time/Part Time:* Full-Time
Requisition Number:* S18244 Open Date: 12/22/2017 Salary Information: Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
Work Schedule:* Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nights and weekends as event schedules require. Some travel may be required. Benefits Eligible: Yes
Eligible for Overtime:* No
Assistant Director Of Athletic Academic Services
Category: Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions
Department:* Athletics - Intercollegiate
Locations:* Macomb, IL
Type:* FT - Continuous
Assistant Athletic Director For Communications
Coordinate and direct the activities of the athletic communications staff serving 16 intercollegiate sports. Supervise staff to include the assistant director of athletic communications, athletic communications assistant and the multimedia assistant. Administer budget for the department.
Oversee and develop the content and features of the athletics website along with the Islanders Digital Network.
Supervise the writing and circulating of news releases to the media.
Oversee all social media efforts for the Athletics Department.
Create and edit various publications, including, but limited to, digital graphics and media guides.
Assist with the coordination of game day operations for several sports.
Maintain statistics and records for athletic teams.
Oversee and develop the content and publication of game programs.
- Serve as the primary liaison between the media, other universities, conferences, and organizations. Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, sports administration, or closely related field.
Three (3) years of related experience in athletics communications.
- Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Intermediate skills in various computer programs including StatCrew, Photoshop and InDesign.
Experience at an NCAA Division I institution in the area of athletics communications. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a vibrant, Hispanic Serving Doctoral Research Institution that proudly provide a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty and highly-rated degree programs since 1947. The University that a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement as part of the distinguished Texas A&M System. With palm tree-lined pathways throughout the campus, nearby natural wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail and a university beach, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi the only university in the nation located on its own island, at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast. Texas A&M Corpus Christi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (361) 825-2630. Useful Links:
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