Associate Athletic Director for Development

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, California

Recognized globally as a premier Jesuit university, the University of San Francisco (USF) is a reflection of the inclusive, inspirational and innovative city that surrounds it. USF welcomes those of every faith and no faith, and students from all backgrounds receive an education that is intensely personal and intellectually demanding. USF is one of the top twenty on Forbes’s list of most entrepreneurial universities and is No. 7 in the nation for campus ethnic diversity, according to the 2015 U.S. News & World Report. It also is listed as a Tier One National University in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report and is featured in The Princeton Review’s Best 380 Colleges: 2016 Edition.

The University of San Francisco also has a tradition of excellence in intercollegiate athletics, one that has been built not only by student-athletes and coaches, but by loyal supporters as well. Famous alumni include Bill Russell, K.C. Jones, Bill Cartwright, and Gina Marchetti, to name a few, and as recently as 2016, three USF alumni participated in the summer Olympics. USF Athletics boasts 15 Division-I programs, and is committed to maximizing its student-athletes’ opportunity to excel in the classroom, win at the highest level of competition, engage in the community, and become leaders in the world.

The Opportunity

The Associate Athletic Director for Development (Director) is a tremendous chance for the sports enthusiast to take an already successful major gifts program in the USF Department of Athletics to new heights. In this highly collaborative position, the Director will coordinate all development and communication activity with Department of Athletics leaders, including coaches and other executive staff. Managing a personal portfolio of major gifts prospects, the Director will play an integral role in the Department of Athletics current $30M campaign within USF’s overall $300 million campaign by expanding the Department’s major gift pipeline and engaging donors with its athletics facilities. A minimum of three years’ experience is required, with a track record in higher education athletic fundraising a plus. This is the perfect opportunity for the development professional with a deep appreciation for sports.