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Director of Athletic Development (Job Search Status: Currently Accepting Resumes)


The Director of Athletic Development is an administrative position, appointed by the President. The Director of Athletic Development serves at the will and pleasure of the President. As a member of the administration for both the Division of Advancement and Division of Athletics this individual must be results-oriented and demonstrate a commitment to the Catholic, liberal arts mission of the University and a working knowledge or previous experience with a Catholic population.

Key job functions and responsibilities include the following:


• Organize, coordinate, and direct all phases of the Mount Club and Junior Mountaineer Club and all its policies and procedures, including budget and expenditures, mailings, messaging, levels, print materials, benefits, outings and drives, including Mount Basketball and other pre-game socials.
• Capital fundraising activities associated with enhancing or developing athletics facilities, commitments to existing or new athletics endowments, special restricted gifts and new high-end annual fund donors.
• Develop and implement appropriate fundraising policies and practices for sport-specific fundraising to be used to achieve short and long term goals for the Department of Athletics.
• Actively participate in and abide by the reporting and tracking of prospects through practices established by the University Advancement Office and the Department of Athletics.
• Develop and maintain computerized financial records of Mount Club donations and donors in conjunction with Advancement Services.


• Serve as the Department of Athletics’ main liaison with various constituents, and coaching staff, assisting them with aiding the department through annual and major gifts, endowments, corporate and capital gifts.
• Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward annual and major gift donors as part of an overall strategy to support the financial needs of Mount Athletics.
• Develop and oversee all corporate athletic partnerships, including but not limited to the creation of official corporate opportunities list, identification, cultivation, soliciting and stewarding of corporate partners, coordination of socials for corporate partners, advertising signage within athletic venues and game programs, and negotiation and final approval of all corporate athletic partnership agreements.
• Shared responsibility with Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs regarding outreach to and solicitation of season ticket holders and season ticket drive.


• Assist in the planning, staffing and implementation of special events around major university events and other Athletics events, including Hall of Fame, Mountoberfest and Reunion Weekend.
• Direct and coordinate all sport-specific alumni, parent, and donor events.


• Establish annually in consultation with the Vice President for University Advancement and Director of Development a set of measurable goals for total visits, proposals submitted and dollars raised.
• Attendance at weekend and evening events as well as extensive travel.
• Lead the athletic development strategy and direction in a manner in which its goals and initiatives are fully aligned with the mission and goals of Advancement, Alumni Relations, Annual Fund and the President’s Office.
• Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for University Advancement.


The Director of Athletic Development reports to the Director of Development, works closely with the Vice President for University Advancement, the Director of Athletics and the Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs.


The Director of Athletic Development will possess a Master’s Degree in Business and/or Sport Management and have at least four years of experience in higher education fundraising or a related field with previous experience in direct solicitation. Professional experience within a Division I athletics program preferred.

To Apply: Applicants are requested to submit a résumé, three letters of recommendation, and a cover letter which in part addresses the contribution the candidate can make to a Catholic liberal arts institution. Information is to be sent to:

Barbara R. Miller, PHR, MBA
Director of Human Resources
Director of Athletic Development
Mount St. Mary's University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727

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Mount St. Mary’s University has a strong commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices; we seek and welcome candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.


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