Associate Director for Development/Major Gifts

Posting Date
Colorado State University 
Fort Collins, CO
Job Type 
Full Time - Experienced
Salary Range 
$78,000 - $85,000 
Preferred Education 
Bachelor's degree

Job Description 
The Colorado State University Department of Athletics sponsors 16 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports and competes as a member of the NCAA Division I-FBS and the Mountain West Conference. The University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, 65 miles north of Denver. More information on the University and its intercollegiate athletics program can be found at and

The Associate Director for Development/Major Gifts, in partnership with the Senior Associate Athletic Director and other development team members, is responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive strategy to grow, promote and optimize philanthropic support and premium seating for the Department of Athletics.

•Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Sports Administration/Management, Business, Marketing, Management, HPER, HES, Recreation, Education, Economics, Liberal Arts, Communications, Sociology or any other field related to responsibilities and duties
•Two (2) years of full-time professional experience in the areas of development, marketing, sales and/or coaching, preferably in intercollegiate athletics
•Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with multiple audiences
•Attention to detail, organization, problem solving and decision making abilities and experience
•Ability to exercise good judgment, confidentiality and discretion in communicating with colleagues and constituents.
•Ability to work independently and as part of a team
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Proficiency in a variety of software products
•Ability to prioritize projects and duties; assign responsibilities; multi-task; meet deadlines and deliver results
•Knowledge of appropriate NCAA rules and regulations and a commitment to the Department’s culture of compliance
•Ability and commitment to act responsibly and ethically within the parameters of institutional control
•Commitment to conduct all activities in compliance with NCAA, Mountain West Conference and Colorado State University rules and regulations
•Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date
•The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the time of hire. The department will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Employer Information 
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 201 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-8004, (970) 491-5312.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Application Instructions 
To apply upload a cover letter which addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, a resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

For full position details and to apply, please visit For full consideration, applications must be received no later than 11:59pm MT on 10/14/2019.