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Director of Development for Athletics

Apply now Posting Number: 493670
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Director of Development for Athletics


Advancement Office

Salary/Pay Rate:

$76,500 - $76,500

Job Summary:

The director of development for athletics plays an important role in growing philanthropic support for Marist College athletics, which will have a transformative effect on all programs and teams. Reporting to the associate vice president of development, the director of development for athletics works in close collaboration with Marist’s director of athletics. The director will build effective partnerships with colleagues in the office of college advancement and be highly visible within the athletic department. Primary responsibilities are managing and executing athletics fundraising activities, including major gifts, leadership annual gifts, and direct marketing.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in liberal arts, business, or related field
  • A demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals.
  • A proven track record of cultivating and securing leadership annual gifts and major gifts.
  • Must possess strong written, oral and presentation communication skills, and have experience in developing clear and concise funding proposals.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to details and prioritization to meet deadlines.

Essential Functions:

  • Under the direction of the associate vice president and in close collaboration with the director of athletics, the Director of Development for Athletics manages and executes athletics fundraising activities, including major gifts, leadership annual gifts, and direct marketing for broad initiatives and individual teams.
  • Assist the director of major gifts with building a pipeline of major gift prospects for fundraising priorities in College Athletics.
  • Actively work with a portfolio of prospects that range in leadership annual giving to major gifts. Work includes identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects and donors.
  • Collaborating with campus colleagues, ensuring effective annual giving solicitations, stewardship, and donor communications.
  • Coordinates with the director of annual giving to plan and execute athletic-specific and comprehensive campaigns, including Day of Giving.
  • Under the direction of the Office of College Advancement, assists in planning and executing events that cultivate, promote, or generate philanthropic support.
  • Collaborates with Alumni Relations to plan, promote, and execute events in conjunction with team competitions, both home and away games.
  • Identifies cultivation opportunities for prospects and donors to engage with the student-athletes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, or similar tools.
  • Successful experience in making cold calls, as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies for donors.

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & Contact Information of 3 Professional References 


The position includes a comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • 3 weeks of paid vacation. 4 weeks of paid vacation beginning in the 6th year of employment. 
  • Unlimited paid sick time.
  • 14+ paid holidays per year.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
  • Life insurance.
  • Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
  • 403(b) defined contribution plan:
    • First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a mandatory 4%.
    • College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12% after 15 years.
    • Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1% thereafter.
    • Typical eligibility requirements: 1 year of service and 1,000 hours with Marist College.
  • 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.
  • Tuition Benefits:
    • Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee, spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
    • College pays 100% tuition only.
    • Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester towards tuition at another accredited institution.

*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College.

About the Department/School:

The Advancement Office promotes a culture of philanthropy that attracts vital resources in support of the goals and objectives of the College’s strategic plan and its core educational mission.

The Advancement team accomplishes this by nurturing life-long relationships with and among alumni, parents, trustees, friends, students, faculty, staff and other constituencies; and by communicating regularly with them through meaningful personal contacts, targeted print and web-based publications, and high-impact special events.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #1 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit 

Type of Position:



Administrative (Exempt)

Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend work and/or travel is required for related sporting events, advancement functions, and other college events, like graduation.

Hours per Week:



Marist College Main Campus

Number of Position Openings:


Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.





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