Assistant Athletics Director for Development

Assistant Athletics Director for Development

locationEvansville, IN, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/7/2024
Full Time

Title: Assistant Athletics Director for Development

Division: President's Office

Department: Athletics

FLSA Status: Exempt

Salary Range: $67,000 - $72,000 Annual Salary

EEO Job Group: 2 E2

Position Summary

The University of Southern Indiana is accepting applications for Assistant Athletics Director for Development. This position will cultivate major gifts for the Athletics department and manage athletic booster clubs.


  • Cultivates strong relationships with individual donors, alumni, foundations, corporations and friends of the University for the purpose of securing major gifts for Athletics.

  • Manages a minimum portfolio of 80 major-gift level prospects of athletics donors.

  • Make a minimum of 20 face-to-face calls per month at all levels of the gift process – identification, research, approach, cultivation, solicitation, investment, and stewardship.

  • This position will manage athletic booster clubs as well as cultivate and solicit gifts, including major and planned gifts, at all levels for the benefit of the Athletics department and the University of Southern Indiana.

  • Prepare and present formal gift proposals.

  • Works closely with the Foundation staff to create gift and endowment agreements.

  • Maintains responsibility for the growth of the Varsity Club and ensures elevation of memberships and gifts. Facilitates Varsity Club fundraising events in conjunction with Assistant Director of Athletics.

  • Works closely with respective coaches and assist with benefit distribution for individual sport booster clubs.

  • Involves campus and community to enhance and engage in fundraising efforts for Athletics, the Varsity Club and individual sport booster clubs.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Minimum three years of fundraising experience required.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills required.

  • Ability to cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts of $10,000 and above.

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills required.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with high degree of initiative required.

  • Demonstrated ability to positively interact with diverse audiences.

  • Knowledge of computers, word processing, email software, and donor/prospect database required.

    Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience in athletic fundraising preferred.

  • CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) credential or certification from The Fund Raising School preferred.

About USI    

The University of Southern Indiana is a public higher education institution located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, IN. We offer employees exceptional benefits! Benefits for this position include:

  • Affordable medical, dental, vision, life and short term and long-term disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement plan where the University makes the total contribution equivalent to 11% of annual salary.
  • Full tuition fee waiver for employees/75% for spouses and dependent children.
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Holiday pay
  • Free access to Recreation, Fitness & Wellness Center.
  • Access to on-campus University Health Center and Dental Hygiene Clinic.

For more information about the benefits that USI offers, please visit www.usi.edu/hr/benefits.


Application Process


Click “Apply Now!” near the top right of this page to complete an application and upload application materials to the attention of the Search Committee Chair. Application materials should include:


Cover Letter


Search Committee Chair:

If you have questions about the open position, please contact Mr. Jon Mark Hall, search committee chair, at jmhall@usi.edu.

Best Consideration Date:

For best consideration, please submit materials before February 27, 2024.

Pre-Employment Screening

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Authorization to Work in the United States

USI typically will not sponsor an employment-related visa for this position.

Interview Accommodations

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please contact the manager of Employment at mcweinzapf@usi.edu or (812) 464-1840. Contacting the manager of Employment is intended for use in seeking disability-related accommodations only. For general applicant inquiries, contact Human Resources at HumanRes@usi.edu or (812) 464-1815.

EEO Statement

The University of Southern Indiana is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.