Under the direction of the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Development, the Assistant Athletic Director – Major Gifts will support and enhance the mission of the San Diego State University Athletic Department and the Aztec Club. The mission of the Aztec Club is to promote the athletics program at SDSU, solicit private contributions as a means to accomplish these purposes, and to sponsor or host activities designed to enhance the athletic department while providing alumni, donors, and fans a vehicle to remain loyal to SDSU Athletics.
The Assistant Athletic Director – Major Gifts will oversee the process of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects for identified priorities for the Athletic Department in accordance with department, university, conference and NCAA regulations. Act as the primary liaison and caretaker of the Aztec Club, its mission, officers, board of directors, and various committees on behalf of the department. Secure annual and major gifts by researching, identifying, cultivating, and soliciting alumni and friends of the university.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three to four years of fundraising and/or sales/marketing experience. Supervisory experience of full time employees and/ or interns/student workers.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Master's degree in a related field.
Fundraising software experience (TicketMaster, Paciolan and/ or Advance).
Experience in college athletic fund raising and/or sales and marketing.
Demonstrated success in annual fund/major gift solicitation.
Additional Salary Information: Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation.
Internal Number: 6823
About San Diego State University
San Diego State University is the oldest higher education institution in San Diego.
Since its founding in 1897, the university has grown to become a leading public research university. Each year, SDSU provides more than 35,000 students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.
The Department of Athletics, utilizing the services of over 150 employees, is responsible for the intercollegiate athletics program at San Diego State University. Currently, there are 19 sport programs, approximately 550 student-athletes, and 17 offices in the department. The offices include the following: The Aztec Club, Administration, Athletic Medicine, Business Office, Compliance, Corporate Sales, Development, Equipment, Event Management/Facilities and Operations, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Media Relations, Strength and Conditioning, Student-Athlete Academic Support Services, Ticket Office, and Video.