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Assistant Athletic Director External Relations/MGO

Providence College
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 14, 2024

Job Details

Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title
Assistant Athletic Director External Relations/MGO


Devise and execute individual strategies for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects with a heavy focus on face-to-face meetings. Spearhead engagement efforts for alumni student-athletes to remain connected with their programs.

Essential Duties:
  • Manage a portfolio of 150 major gift prospects with an average capacity of $100,000 in assigned geographic regions, soliciting and securing major gifts for the identified priorities of the College. Secure annual fund leadership gifts from prospects not yet ready for major gift level solicitation. Increase levels of annual and long-term engagement and giving within assigned constituents.
  • Complete a minimum of 140 face-to-face visits with prospects in various stages of their relationship with the College. Utilize various communication methods to keep donors informed and connected to the College. Formulate creative marketing efforts and communication channels to keep athletic alumni engaged with their programs.
  • Qualify and cultivate a pipeline of prospects who have the capacity and the inclination to make major gifts. Develop and implement individual strategies for each prospect within qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship to enhance relationships with the College. Continue moves management cycle for current and newly identified prospects. Based on prospect knowledge and interests, identify appropriate connections that will move relationships forward with senior leaders, including the President, trustees, and cabinet members.
  • Assume primary development responsibility for specific geographic regions, including select events and programs for major gift prospects. Manage individual regions execution of development events, including cultivation and stewardship opportunities.
  • Work to maximize fundraising productivity. Provide staff support for volunteer committees, and develop productive working relationships with staff, faculty, deans, administrators, and key volunteers. Utilize prospect management tools to prioritize activity and increase productivity. (5%)
  • Summarize face-to-face visits, outreach communication, and proposal details via contact reports on donor records.
Marginal Duties:
  • Perform all other duties as may be required.
Education and Experience Required
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum of three to five years’ of fundraising or related experience in higher education or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent working knowledge of personal solicitation, fundraising strategies, and cultivation and stewardship for high-end donors.
  • Proven success in cultivation and solicitation of gifts at or above the $50,000 level.
  • Highly motivated
  • Willingness/ability to travel.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Must possess an outgoing and positive personality, collaborative working style, and an enthusiasm for building bridges between and among key stakeholders.
  • Solid analytical, decision making, and problem solving skills
  • Strong computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to handle highly confidential prospect information.
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
Employee Status
Full Time

Salary Grade
21 (Min. $73,292/Mid. $95,279/Max. $117,266)

Salary Information

Employees are normally hired between the minimum and the midpoint of a position’s grade range to which a position has been assigned, depending on experience and qualifications.


Providence College offers a comprehensive range of valuable benefits to eligible employees, which are designed to:
  • Promote the health and well-being of you and your family
  • Provide financial security while you are working
  • Build financial resources for retirement
  • Help you balance personal and work responsibilities
  • Provide educational opportunities for you and your family
These benefits include but are not limited to health, dental, 403b retirement plan, flexible benefits plan, tuition benefits, employee assistance plan, college paid basic life insurance and long-term disability insurance, and paid time off. To learn more, please visit our Employee Benefits website by clicking the following link:

Union Status


If other, please enter regular schedule.

EEO Statement

Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


Providence College

Providence College, a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Catholic institution of higher education in Rhode Island conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars, seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. The College is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment that supports all of its students, faculty, and staff. All members of the community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning experience valuing differences and practicing inclusion. We invite applications from qualified individuals who possess the experience, knowledge, and commitment to work within a diverse learning environment. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Providence College is an equal opportunity employer.

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