Under the direction of the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development, the Associate Director of Development is responsible for providing development and fundraising services designed to increase private support for the priorities of Athletics and the University. The Associate Director is responsible for outreach to alumni, friends, parents, key volunteers and local businesses. Through this effort the Associate Director will identify prospects, coordinating and executing supporter visits, and appropriately developing and implementing fundraising strategies that promote Athletics and University priorities. The Associate Director will communicate effectively and collaborate with on-campus personnel, including administration, coaching staffs and management to foster a team approach. The Associate Director is expected to travel extensively with required day and overnight travel up to 50% of the time.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of years of administrative or operational experience with one year being direct fundraising experience. Experience in administrative or operational roles may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
Cal Poly is a state university with over 18,000 students. The University has a distinctive mission and is best known for its polytechnic programs. It also offers comprehensive curricula in the arts and sciences. One of the 23 campuses of The California State University, Cal Poly has built a solid reputation on its learn-by-doing approach to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students for careers in applied technical and professional fields. The University is organized into six colleges: Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences; Architecture and Environmental Design; Business; Engineering; Liberal Arts; and Science and Mathematics. Nearly two-thirds of the University's students major in agriculture, architecture and environmental design, business, or engineering. Student quality is high, with applications significantly exceeding admissions. Cal Poly is located in San Luis Obispo, a city of 42,000 located twelve miles from the Pacific Ocean and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's scenic central coast. University families live in San Luis Obispo and nearby communities both on the coast and inland. Excellent recreational facilities are available, a...nd the area has an outstanding climate, with an average daily maximum temperature of 62.2 in January, 77.0 in August, and an annual average of 70.2.
CAL POLY ATHLETICS
Cal Poly operates its athletic program with integrity and in full compliance with institutional, conference and NCAA guidelines. Cal Poly sponsors 21 sports at the NCAA Division I level. All sports compete in the Big West Conference except Football (Big Sky Conference) Wrestling(Pac-12), and Men's and Women's Swimming (Mountain Pacific Sports Federation).
Men's NCAA Division I sports programs include: football, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, outdoor track and field, soccer, and wrestling.
Women's NCAA Division I sports programs include: basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, swimming and diving, tennis, golf and beach volleyball.