As a member of the Executive Team, this position works with the director and other associate directors to establish strategic initiatives, goals, objectives, and action plans; conduct research and assessments; write and submit grant proposals; coordinate special projects; supervise staff members; provide fiscal management; and evaluate Campus Recreation programs and services. Provide leadership and serve as a resource for professional staff members in the areas of sponsorship and advertising solutions, fund raising, marketing, University Foundation accounts, grant writing, assessment, technology, and alumni relations. Ensure the continued professional development of staff members in assigned areas. Utilize vision, creativity, innovation, judgment, initiative, assessment, problem solving, and communication skills to ensure quality marketing and technology plans. Assist with the solicitation of national, regional and local entities for sponsorship, grants, endowments, donations, and other resource development concepts. Assist the Office of Student Affairs with the development of funding proposals and events. Provide strategic fund raising planning in coordination with Student Affairs and Campus Recreation leadership. Identify, cultivate and solicit donor prospects, maintain records and appropriate stewardship with donors. Establish funding partnerships and lead sponsorship development for Campus Recreation events and initiatives. Perform other duties as required.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Relations, Recreation Administration, Sport Management, Sociology, Psychology, Leadership, Education or related field plus 5 years of fund raising/development, public relations, higher education and/or campus recreation experience required. Must have supervisory experience. Proficiency with computer software programs necessary. Excellent organization, verbal/written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills essential. Must have proficiency in resource development concepts, including the solicitation of sponsors, grants, endowments, and donations. CPR/First Aid/AED or the ability to obtain within 6 months of employment required.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. A member of the University of Nebraska system, UNL serves as both the land-grant and the comprehensive public University for the State of Nebraska. The current student enrollment is more than 24,100.