Starting salary at $72,000, negotiable based on experience.
Internal Number: 523884
Position Summary: The position will work with the Director of Marketing, Sponsorships, & Fan Engagement to create sponsorship packages and develop partnerships with corporations and organizations. This includes identifying potential sponsors, soliciting sponsorships, and executing sponsorship agreements. This position is responsible for the execution of marketing efforts and promotions on game day. This person will also work with the Sports Information Director to develop new strategies for digital and social communication. This position will assist in the creation of new media marketing, digital media advertising, fundraising strategies, promotions, and sponsorship development and fulfillment for Alaska Nanooks Athletics.
Duties: Plan and coordinate all athletics fundraising, sponsorship activities, and events as it applies to Athletic Development; in addition to applicable coordination with the University Development and Foundation Offices. Activities and events to include annual and future events, such as the UCM Gold Rush Reverse Raffle, Nanook Golf Classic Tournament including securing hole sponsors(may require travel),tailgates, V.I.P. receptions, Tanana Valley Fair events, Carlson Center events, Patty Center events, Goldpanners Games, All-Sports Banquet (end-of-year), Fall Kick-off event, and more. Assist Asst ADs with concessions coordination with potential alcohol sales, etc. Develop additional revenue sources as they apply to athletics and athletic scholarships. (Nanook Gathering, Cross Country Community 5k, Volleyball Spring Alumni Gathering, Basketball Reunion, Hockey Alumni Association, Face-Off Club, etc.) UAF Giving Day and Blue and Gold Fund Drive: Design fund drive brochures, coordinate volunteers and call on prospects to donate to the Blue and Gold Club Plan and coordinate (in collaboration with Asst AD for Ticketing) the UAF Athletic Ticket Sales and distribution for all athletic events. Coordinate and lead Blue and Gold luncheons (monthly or bi-monthly during school year) - to be created for FY24 Attend UAF Development and Foundation Meetings Assist the AD in overseeing and tracking coaches fundraising projects, events, camps, and promotional accounts. Assist in areas of development (fund and friend-raising) activities including prospect identification and management, personal solicitation, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts, planned giving and special events management for the UAF Foundation. Monitor and assist in preparing scripts for events, games, administrative assistant, assisting in the development of all accompanying literature, etc. for releases and mailings, assist donors in establishing endowments, and setting award criteria. Assist coaches in the planning and monitoring of the individual Sports Athletic Awards Banquets/Luncheons. Meet regularly with the Director of Athletics and Executive Director of University Advancement to outline and evaluate activities, events, goals, and benchmark achievements. Meet monthly with the AD to present activity/event reviews and benchmark achievements and goals to date. Sponsorship Sales - Annual and Long-Term Sell game and corporate sponsorships, along with overseeing fulfillments for Patty Center, Carlson Center, and all Nanook Athletics Sport Programs. Partner with sponsors of annual sport tournaments for all items needed to ensure successful operations (VB, WBB, MBB) Coordinate all updated athletics and events material with the Sports Information Director for publication, media guides, website, etc. Secure website sponsorships for Nanook Athletics. Secure VIP area sponsorships for Hockey/Volleyball/Basketball. Build a strong fan base with sponsorships that will increase revenue for both Patty Center, Carlson Center, and Alaska Nanooks Athletics. Create strong relationships with all sponsorship partners and continuously and consistently create touch-points to include them in all events and activities.. Design social media, brochures, coordinate volunteers, and call on prospects to make philanthropic contributions to Alaska Nanooks Athletics. At this time, all university employees are strongly encouraged to vaccinate themselves against the COVID-19 virus. While the federal government is not actively enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including its mandate requiring vaccination of federal contractor employees, UAF remains contractually obligated as a federal contractor to comply with those requirements should federal enforcement efforts recommence. As a result, UAF may adjust its vaccination requirements for covered UAF employees (currently Troth Yeddha’ campus and employees working in connection with certain federal contracts) at any time in the future, as needed, in order to comply with its contractual obligations.
*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.
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Expert knowledge of marketing and advertising principles. Expert knowledge of athletics administration. Advanced knowledge and understanding of multiple sports programs. Advanced knowledge of marketing, advertising and fundraising principles. Advanced program, project and facilities management skills. Advanced budgeting and fiscal skills. Ability to develop and initiate sound recommendations to executive management. Ability to create and implement effective long range and strategic plans. Ability to develop and recommend programs/projects. Must have knowledge of and adhere to NCAA and GNAC rules and regulations.
Master’s degree in related field and three years progressively responsible experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Knowledge and experience in marketing, advertising, and/or revenue generation (fundraising).
Knowledge and experience in athletics, sports, business, or university administration.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is seeking qualified applicants for their Head Women’s Swimming Coach position. The Nanooks sponsor ten sports; NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey, four men’s and women’s National Championship sports (non-divisional), and five men’s and women’s Division II sports. The Head Women’s Swimming Coach oversees and manages the NCAA, conference and institutional athletics compliance programs for all teams, departments, and other constituents of the University. Position is also responsible for creating and managing the development of a successful women’s swimming program including rules education for student-athletes and coaching staff. The Head Women’s Swimming Coach reports to the Athletics Director and works in support of the goals and operations of the Women’s Swimming Program and Department of Athletics. This position requires expert knowledge of the sport of swimming, NCAA rules, and the collegiate academic environment to ensure that the UAF Women’s Swim Team complies with NCAA rules and delivers necessary support services to student-athletes. This position involves supervision of some full and part-time/student staff and and other duties pertaining to the operational needs of the women’s swim program and athletics department.