Associate Vice President for Athletic Development

Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY
Syracuse University seeks an Associate Vice President for Athletic Development who will be responsible for the creation, strategic development, and implementation of all athletic fundraising and engagement efforts in support of the 18 men’s and women’s Division I Varsity sports programs and athletic facilities at Syracuse University. The Associate Vice President will manage a comprehensive advancement program, directly oversee the Athletics advancement staff, and have strategic oversight for fundraising efforts related to NIL campaigns and the donor priority point system. The Associate Vice President will have front line responsibility for the identification, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of major donors and prospective donors. Serving as a part of the Athletics Senior Management Team, the Associate Vice President will work closely and collaboratively with the Director of Athletics, coaches, and staff to achieve a high level of engagement and financial support from alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations whose philanthropic priorities match the mission, programs, and initiatives of the unit. The Associate Vice President will serve as the primary contact and support for Athletics’ volunteer leadership boards and will work directly with central advancement offices to strategically coordinate and utilize the central infrastructure and services that are critical to achieving Athletics’ fundraising goals.

Syracuse University is a student focused R1 research university fueled by more than 150 years of tradition, academic distinction, and a spirit of discovery. Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private research institution located in the heart of Central New York. With 13 schools and colleges, 200 customizable majors and 100 minors, and online degrees and certificates, Syracuse University provides limitless educational pathways. New interdisciplinary areas ranging from social justice and artificial intelligence to energy and environment provide hands-on research experiences that broaden perspectives and prepare students for the careers of tomorrow. Syracuse University has five award-winning study abroad centers, and international programs in 60 countries, where students gain global perspectives that last a lifetime.

Syracuse Athletics fosters and creates a culture of educational and athletic excellence to holistically prepare student-athletes as leaders in a global society, providing the best experience for student-athletes by nurturing productivity, communication, and strategic decision-making within all facets of the division. Student-athletes and staff are engaged to service and support of the community, striving to win ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) and conference championships while advancing all sports to participate in NCAA Championships. The division provides student-athletes and staff with opportunities for continuous improvement that inspire their growth while fostering a global and inclusive environment where all backgrounds and beliefs are valued and respected. Syracuse Athletics provides the best possible experience to fans and donors as it supports student-athletes. It maximizes and carefully stewards resources to support student-athletes in a conscientious and creative manner—treating everyone with respect and representing Syracuse University proudly while supporting the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of student-athletes.

"Syracuse Athletics stands at the threshold of a transformative new era, poised to elevate our storied programs to unprecedented heights of competitive excellence and national prominence. As the new Associate Vice President for Athletic Development, you will play an essential role in fueling this vision through innovative engagement and philanthropic strategies. We invite you to explore this tremendously exciting opportunity at a pivotal moment for our proud tradition of national athletics excellence. The chance to lead this next chapter of impact is both unique and compelling". — John Wildhack, Director of Athletics and Tracy Barlok, Senior Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.