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20 Aug 2021

Full-Time Assistant Athletic Director, Development/Director of the Cardinal Varsity Club

Ball State University – Posted by Ball State University Muncie, Indiana, United States

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Assistant Athletic Director, Development/Director of the Cardinal Varsity Club

Ball State University


Ball State University welcomes applications for an Assistant Athletic Director, Development/Director of the Cardinal Varsity Club.


Would you like to work with dynamic, award-winning, results-focused colleagues in a collaborative, team-driven model? Do you prefer a silo-free environment, one with no barriers between athletics, development, alumni engagement, and stewardship?

The Ball State University Foundation is seeking a dedicated person to play a key role in the University Foundation and Athletics Department managing a portfolio of lead annual giving athletic donors and directing the Cardinal Varsity Club to advance initiatives in the areas of scholarships, capital projects, student-athlete development, and endowments.

We’re committed to an empowering and entrepreneurial management philosophy. Our integrated team is raising funds, engaging alumni, and serving donors for support to enhance the overall experience of our Ball State students. Would you like to join us?


At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Three years of demonstrated experience in fundraising. Knowledge and extensive experience in all aspects of fundraising and donor or customer relations in a university, foundation, or corporate environment. Willingness and ability to travel; possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy.


Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.


Preferred Qualifications: At least three years of athletics specific fundraising; experience managing an annual giving program; experience with board and volunteer management. Knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, NXT, Fundraiser Performance Management. Understanding of the unique nature of athletics fundraising. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships across campus and with donors and volunteers.


Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through August 27, 2021.


Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.


The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.


The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:


Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.


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