Assistant Director of Athletic Development

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Advancement/Fundraising

Position Title

Assistant Director of Athletic Development


University Advancement


General University

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Macon, GA

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The Assistant Director’s primary role is to assist with cultivation and fundraising efforts for the Mercer Athletic Foundation (MAF). The Assistant Director will solicit financial contributions within and outside Middle Georgia. The successful candidate will aid in the planning, organization, and implementation of the Athletic Annual Fund campaign. Additionally, the Assistant Director will work under direct supervision of the Executive Director of the MAF on Bear Plus (preferred seating/parking program for football/basketball) and 400 Fund (named current use scholarship program) programming.

Required Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university is required, along with at least one year of experience which must include working with people in direct sales experience, higher education development experience, activities where relationship building is essential, or other “related” business experiences. A master’s degree is preferred, but not required.
The successful candidate must have the following:
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others in order to build relationships.
  • Ability to plan and organize meetings and other events in order to successfully engage alumni and friends of the University.
  • Ability to write or edit proposals, letters and articles for the purpose of soliciting gifts and providing written information to constituents.
  • Basic knowledge of work processing and spreadsheet applications for analysis and preparation of reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends to facilitate cultivation of constituents.
  • Ability to multi-task in order to achieve goals in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. with our without reasonable accommodation.

Additionally, candidates must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the university's carrier as this position requires travel.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Is a credit check needed for this position?


Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

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FLSA Status


Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a bachelor's degree?
2. Do you have a valid driver's license?
3. Mercer University's Approved Driver's policy requires that individuals be at least 21 years of age and have possessed a valid driver's license for a minimum of 3 years. Do you meet both of these requirements?
4. Do you have the ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation? 

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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