Director, Varsity Sport Alumni Relations, Department of Athletics

Wake Forest University   Winston Salem, NC   Full-time     Education
Posted on December 2, 2022
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Job Description Summary

Works under the supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director of Development will work to create an atmosphere of engagement and development among former basketball players and Varsity Club members. Gain an in-depth knowledge of the basketball program for purposes and communicating the specific needs to former players and alums/friends.

Job Description

Essential Functions:
  • Foster positive relations with former women's basketball players through personal outreach.
  • Leads identification of donors, mentors, career development resources, coaches, event hosts and era leaders among women's basketball alumni base.
  • Qualifies, cultivates and stewards Deacon Club donors and prospects.
  • Solicits Deacon Club donors for new and increased giving to Athletics.
  • Partners with other calling officers to serve as Deacon Club Basketball representative on solicitation visits.
  • Increase philanthropy among former players by focused development efforts.
  • Responsible for outreach, scheduling appointments, maintaining and communicating results, and appropriate assessments.
  • Help with the LJVM transformation project.
  • Plan and coordinate the former basketball player reunion around the bi-annual CP3 Golf Tourney.
  • Assist, speak and develop relationships with Wake Forest Basketball support groups and community and charity events.
  • Provide timely reports in coordination with Women's Basketball to various internal and external constituents
  • Attend (when not in conflict with Deacon Club meetings) standing weekly basketball meeting with the WBB staff.
  • Travels occasionally to key alumni regions to discover and manage prospects.
  • Raise Annual Fund support and capital support based on agreed upon goals.
  • Assist with program promotion through occasional television and radio appearances.
  • Coordinate and execute weekly donor visits to practice during the season.
  • Coordinate hospitality for fans and former players while traveling with the Basketball team.
  • Provide social media pregame interviews (FB Live etc.) with Stan Cotten
  • Foster positive relations with former Varsity Club student-athletes through personal outreach and lead efforts for identification of donors, mentors, career development resources, coaches, event hosts and era leaders among varsity programs.
Other Functions:
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Represent Department at Deacon Club/Alumni Events
  • Enters relevant contact reports, giving plans and other details into appropriate database
Accountabilities:

Responsible for own work

Additional Job Description

Wake Forest University requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions posted on or after September 13, 2021. Wake Forest University requires that you provide satisfactory proof of full vaccination status to Human Resources within three days of your hire date. You must also maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as classified by the CDC, during your employment at Wake Forest University.

Consistent with federal, state and local law, Wake Forest University will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the University.

If you seek an accommodation from the vaccination requirement for disability- or religious-based reasons, you should contact Human Resources.

New employees who are hired into positions posted prior to September 13, 2021, offers of employment made to new employees prior to that date, and employees for positions at Graylyn Conference Center are generally exempt from the vaccination requirement unless the employee's position is otherwise subject to a vaccination requirement due to the essential components of the position as described in Policy.

Time Type Requirement

Full time Note to Applicant:

This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.


Wake Forest University

Winston Salem , NC