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Assistant Athletic Director - Development

University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
May 10, 2023

Hiring Department

Intercollegiate Athletics

Job Description

The University of Missouri Athletics Department is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Athletic Director - Development. The Assistant AD for the Annual Fund will be responsible for managing a team of individuals who will be tasked with management and leadership of the day-to-day operations of a SEC development organization.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

Assisting in strategic leadership of the Tiger Scholarship Fund, including growth strategies for the annual fund.

Oversight of the processing of all gifts received in support of Mizzou Athletics, including making sure they were acknowledged and receipted correctly and in a timely fashion.

Working with the university foundation, sending reminders for annual gifts, major gift commitments, premium seat commitments and working with the ticket office on season ticket sales to coordinate sales, relocation, and renewal efforts.

Administering the donor season parking pass program for football and basketball including sales and gameday operations.

Oversight of the Gift-in-Kind program including car and flight programs.

Managing a staff of interns and student workers to professionally answer and respond to all donor inquiries via phone, e-mail or chats as well as supervising the Gift Processing Assistant and Director of Donor Relations.

Setting strategy for donor communications, including letter and email communications.

Managing a portfolio of prospects and donors; developing and maintaining relationships with these individuals to secure gifts in support of Athletics priorities.

Metrics for Success will include:

Meeting deadlines for distribution of Annual Fund information.

Monthly donation reminders for capital and endowment gifts.

Producing annual report to donors in conjunction with athletics department communications staff

Working with the university development staff to produce annual endowed scholarship reports.

Weekly reporting to leadership including cash reports, fundraiser activity and capital project processes.

Ensuring that all inbound communication is handled professionally and promptly

90% or higher rating on customer satisfaction surveys


Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm; Nights, Weekends, and Travel as required.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in leading and building an engaged, high performing team that meets outlined goals as well as achieves superior results. Must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently. Must be flexible in a fast-paced setting and able to work under deadline pressure. Must provide the highest level of customer service to external and internal clients, partners and customers; must also have the ability to develop and lead a customer service-minded team that is measurable.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present information concisely and effectively. Must be professional, organized, creative and efficient. Some travel, as well as evening and weekend work, will be required

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary is commensurate with education and experience

Salary Range: $56,864 - $104,897

GGS Grade: 11


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Community Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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