Assistant Athletic Director for Development, Operations, and Campaign Strategy | Syracuse University Job at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

  • Syracuse University
  • Syracuse, NY

Job Description

Assistant Athletic Director for Development, Operations, and Campaign Strategy

Job #: 040940
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range: $85,000 - $92,000
Hours: Standard University business hours

8:30am - 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am - 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description:
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Athletic Development (AVP), the Assistant Athletic Director for Development, Operations and Campaign Strategy is a member of the Athletics Development staff, providing strategic leadership across a broad range of athletic fundraising and campaign priorities. The Assistant Athletic Director for Development, Operations and Campaign Strategy will deliver impact by enhancing development, streamlining strategic initiatives and stewardship priorities, overseeing project management, and communicating development objectives across Syracuse University Athletics and Advancement & External Affairs. This position plays a critical role in managing the development and direction of the `Cuse Athletics Fund team.


  • Bachelors degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience in managing development operations, providing creative solutions and strategy, and strong communication skills, preferably in a college or university setting.
  • Experience designing communications and marketing materials within Adobe Design platforms or other design platforms
  • Proven experience organizing and directing multiple teams and departments
  • Excellent communicator in written and verbal form
  • Extremely versatile, dedicated to efficient productivity
  • Experience planning and leading strategic initiatives
  • Ability to work with University and donor database systems
  • Impeccable integrity and the ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Exceptional judgment and organizational skills, and experience maintaining confidentiality.
  • A valid Drivers license is required.
  • Requires event attendance that may include non-business hours, nights, weekends, and/or holiday periods.

Job Specific Qualifications:

  • Interest and experience in Collegiate Athletics (Division 1) strongly preferred. General knowledge and awareness of NCAA rules, especially as they pertain to university boosters and booster clubs.
  • Ability to work under pressure, focus and prioritize when dealing with several issues at one time, and support and take direction from multiple individuals.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Familiarity with social media platforms and relational database maintenance.
  • Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.


  • Serve as lead liaison to internal and external partners to build and develop relationships for increased efficiency and effectiveness of `Cuse Athletics Fund operations and strategy.
  • Develop and implement systems, processes, and tools to enhance fundraising operations across the organization and ensure an optimal integrated fundraising strategy.
  • Manage and ensure that all fundraising campaigns and strategies have a clear long- range vision, measurable goals, and workplan, and that those efforts are integrated and complementary across the organization.
  • Partner with key stakeholders and constituents to create, implement, and manage a comprehensive marketing and communications plan, including campaign fundraising, major gifts proposal, donor stewardship, events and overall engagement. Design all collateral related to these efforts.
  • Manage and interpret data from multiple CRM systems, analyze results, and provide ongoing reports to athletics and advancement leadership to aid in decision making.

About Syracuse University:
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings, and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and over 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs offered across the Universitys 13 schools and colleges; over 15,000 undergraduates and over 6,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area:
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

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Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The Universitys contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a place where talent, desire, and opportunity thrive. In 12 different schools and colleges that span the liberal arts and professional disciplines, students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds come together to learn, create, and break boundaries. The University is also a vital part of the community, providing services as well as being a leader in employee benefits, work-life and organizational development, training, student employment, staff relations, and workforce diversity. Syracuse itself is located at the crossroads of New York State, and offers a lush landscape of seasons. From fun-filled summers in the Finger Lakes to snowy winters that thrill outdoor sports enthusiasts, the area truly has something for everyone.

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