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Associate Athletic Director for Development

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00237PO17
Classification Title Alumni/Development Manager II
Internal Title Associate Athletic Director for Development
Campus Upstate 07
College/Division USC Upstate College/Division Level
Department USC Upstate University Advancement
Band 7
Advertised Minimum Salary $53,606
Advertised Salary Range Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Location of Vacancy Spartanburg, SC
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 37.5
Work Schedule

8:30am – 5pm; Monday – Friday. Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Other Professional

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

- To work closely with the Vice Chancellor of University Advancement and the Spartans Athletic Director to raise the necessary private resources on an annual basis.

- To meet goals for cultivation visits, solicitations, and gifts secured as established each fiscal year.

- To design and implement successful fundraising campaigns, including the U Club initiative, to maximize private support for scholarship, programmatic, and capital projects.

- To manage a prospect portfolio focused on building relationships with those who have an interest in and means to support Spartans Athletics by engaging and informing them of opportunities to support the University.

- To coordinate outreach with the USC Upstate Office of University Advancement and University Marketing & Communications particularly as it relates to engaging Upstate alumni and friends who support Spartans Athletics.

- To comply with all fundraising policies, guidelines and regulations as outlined by NCAA Division I athletics, AFP, CASE and other field leaders.

- To represent USC Upstate Athletics at home and away sporting events, particularly when there is an opportunity to cultivate prospective donors or steward existing donors.

- Other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor of University Advancement or the Athletic Director in coordination with University Advancement.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience in an area such as alumni development, fundraising, prospect research, or business development.

Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed. Valid drivers license, good driving record and successful background check are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience fundraising for intercollegiate athletics, particularly NCAA Division I athletics. Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software a plus.


Strong interpersonal communications skills, both written and verbal; strong attention to detail with ability to maintain accurate records; must follow all NCAA compliance and fundraising guidelines as it applies to a Division I program; promote and demonstrate respect, collaboration and friendly customer service in all professional relationships; must represent USC Upstate Athletics in a professional and ethical manner at all times and exercise good judgment, confidentiality and discretion in communicating with colleagues and constituents.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential
Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date 08/30/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quicklink for Posting
EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience in an area such as alumni development, fundraising, prospect research, or business development?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you you have a valid Driver's License?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. List of References and Contact Information