The College Of William Mary

The College Of William Mary

Assistant AD for Annual Giving / Assoc. Director of Athletics Advancement

United States

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Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number FP361W

Role Code Title Professional/Lecturer (Staff) Position Title Assistant AD for Annual Giving / Assoc. Director of Athletics Advancement Unit Mission Statement

Through our efforts to build a robust and inclusive culture of engagement and philanthropy, University Advancement strengthens connections between William & Mary and our vibrant community to ensure that the university and its people thrive for all time coming. By fostering lifelong relationships and creating meaningful opportunities, the team enriches the quality of the William & Mary experience and propels the university forward to address the most pressing needs of our time.

Consistent with the university's shared services agreement with the William & Mary Athletics Foundation (WMAF), this position is assigned 5% effort to support WMAF with the responsibilities outlined below.

Position Summary

The Assistant AD for Annual Giving / Associate Director of Athletics Advancement is an important role on the Athletics Development team at William & Mary. Athletics is an integral part of the educational experience at William & Mary, and our responsibility is to deliver a holistic student-athlete experience with high standards of performance, providing an environment where champions of uncompromising character, fully engaged with the campus and the community, prepare to make a positive impact in a complex and changing world.

Athletics fundraising at William & Mary is responsible for the leadership & strategy of private philanthropy to benefit athletics programming at William & Mary. The athletics fundraising team is seated in two offices, University Advancement and William & Mary Athletics. The Associate Director of Athletics Advancement / Assistant Athletics Director for Annual Giving reports to the Executive Director of Athletics Advancement / Senior Associate Athletics Director for Advancement. Their primary responsibility is to plan, coordinate, implement, and manage the W&M Athletics annual giving program, with an emphasis on the acquisition and retention of donors, as well as administration and support of sport specific advisory boards and their annual giving pipelines.

The successful candidate will be an innovative leader who will foster a culture of belonging that embraces all people and perspectives. This is a hybrid position based in Williamsburg, Virginia, that offers a flexible work environment.

Please review the full position description with all job duties under the “Featured Job Opportunities” on the University Advancement recruitment website: https: //

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and or experience.
  • Understanding of philanthropy in higher education the impact it has on the future of higher education.
  • Experience (typically 3+ years) managing and developing communications plans for members, constituents, clients, or customers. Examples include outside sales, marketing or public relations, financial planning or wealth management, admissions or enrollment, and membership development, as well as academic fundraising or alumni engagement.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with fluency in using persuasive language to promote visionary opportunities.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, independence and ability to work effectively and successfully with minimal supervision and collaborate while building consensus among colleagues and manage complex priorities and projects concurrently.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, including, but not limited to, collaboration, staffing and programming.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in a higher education environment on an annual giving team.
  • Experience creating messaging for multiple audiences on multiple platforms, using list segmentation and data analysis to drive strategy.
  • Progressively responsible experience (typically 3+ years) managing and developing relationships with constituents, clients, or customers, in a for profit or nonprofit setting, with the ability to innovate, implement dynamic change and exceed goals.
  • Volunteer and board management experience.
  • Advertised Pay Range Up to $70,000 commensurate with experience Department 610000 VP University Advancement Office Location William & Mary Is the position remote work eligible? Hybrid (works remotely at least 1 day per week but not full-time) Remote Work Disclaimer

    Remote work eligibility is not guaranteed and is subject to approval. Employee eligibility depends on the likelihood of the employee succeeding in a remote work arrangement and the supervisor's ability to manage remote workers. Departments and/or Human Resources may amend, alter, change, delete, or modify eligibility.

    Job Open Date 05/10/2023 Review Begin Date 06/07/2023 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Employment Category Full Time Professional FLSA Exempt Position Term 12 Month - Continuing Special Application Instructions Conditions of Employment

  • This position is subject to additional hours beyond the typical workday including evenings and weekends.
  • Must have the flexibility and ability to travel extensively as required.
  • EEO Statement

    William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

    Background Check Statement

    William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

    Benefits Summary Statement

    William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

    Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to: https: // www.

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    Assistant AD for Annual Giving / Assoc. Director of Athletics Advancement


    The College Of William Mary


    United States


    May 24, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

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