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Director of the Royals Club

Located in the heart of the nation’s second fastest growing metropolitan area, Queens University of Charlotte takes advantage of the city’s diverse and thriving environment as an expansive classroom. Nationally recognized for its undergraduate programs in international and interdisciplinary education, Queens combines the best of liberal arts learning with career preparation and community engagement. Focused on supporting the success of diverse learners, faculty build close, collaborative relationships with students and help them develop intentional, individualized roadmaps to thrive in Queens and beyond. At the graduate program level, the University provides innovative educational experiences that help learners advance professionally and retool for new opportunities. Our surroundings offer faculty a myriad of opportunities to advance their own professional growth and teaching and research interests by collaborating with dynamic sectors of industry, nonprofits and community organizations.

Because of our history of innovation and strong leadership heritage, Queens is positioned to be among the new forerunners in American higher education. This is a watershed moment for Queens. While other institutions focus on sustaining and surviving, we think much bigger.

Institutions that understand what is needed and are willing to reinvent what is possible can position themselves to thrive and strengthen their market position post-pandemic with innovative approaches that are deeply connected to the world and its greatest challenges.

By 2030, Queens aspires to be Charlotte’s leading private national university with deep, meaningful, and reciprocal connections to the needs of our local community and economy; inventive, multidisciplinary academic programs that are connected to the world’s most pressing challenges and greatest areas of opportunity; a set of fully connected, integrated and innovative experiences that promote holistic wellness and well-being; a culture of continuous improvement and investment that allows faculty and staff to grow and reach their full potential; and a holistic approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion that begins on campus and radiates throughout the community.

Job summary:
The Royals Club Manager is responsible for creating, implementing and evaluating fundraising strategies to create a sustainable and growing base of support for Queens Athletics. After accepting an offer to join the ASUN Conference, Queens moved up to Division I competition in July 2022.

In addition to maintaining a portfolio of donors and managing volunteers, the director’s efforts focus on supporting a pipeline of major and planned donors as part of department-wide and university-wide campaign strategies. . Specific responsibilities detailed below.

The Royals Club Director reports to the Senior Director of Engagement and Donations with a dotted line to the Director of Sport. Previous work with fundraising for Division I athletics is preferred and knowledge of Charlotte’s philanthropic community is a plus. This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not eligible to earn overtime pay or compensatory time off for overtime worked.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lead fundraising for Queens Athletics through the Royals Club with a focus on increasing attendance and financial support for undesignated donations
• Develop and oversee Royals Club communication strategies including sport specific communication and engagement
• Engage with athletic and advancement staff, as well as other members of the University community, to identify prospects with high potential for major gifts
• Plan and attend innovative programs and events to engage alumni, parents, friends and community members in supporting Queens Athletics
• Develop, implement and manage a volunteer Board of Directors to support fundraising, community awareness and sharing the vision of Queens Athletics
• Support strategies for targeted fundraising campaigns including #QUnited Giving Day, Giving Tuesday, Athletics Hall of Fame, Homecoming, Faculty and Staff Reunion and Support

Non-essential tasks:
• Regularly attends and networks at various Queens sports competitions
• Other special tasks and projects may be assigned to meet departmental or university needs

Experience, knowledge and skills required:
• 3+ years of experience in sports fundraising
• Solid understanding of marketing and fundraising for an educational institution
• Creative problem solver and strategic thinker
• Successful track record in developing and implementing strategies and programs that increase donor participation and dollars
• Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal, presentation) and ability to quickly build and maintain strong relationships with donors
• Proven organizational and planning skills
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with a demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and competing demands
• Proven ability to take initiative and work well under pressure
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity
• A high level of personal integrity and professionalism and a proven ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
• Strong reasoning skills and the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions to solve problems
• Ability to actively listen and provide exceptional customer service
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Slate, or similar CRM software
• Must be willing and able to work flexible hours to meet job requirements, including occasional nights and/or weekends
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Queens offers comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, including: medical, dental and vision insurance, national partner benefits, defined contribution (matching) and supplemental 403(b) pension plans, vacation and paid time off generous, tuition rebate and tuition exchange, Queens-paid life insurance, supplemental life insurance, dependent life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts (medical, care dependents, health savings account), sick and long-term disability leave, paid parental leave, FMLA leave if eligible, reduced paid meals at Morrison Dining Room, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) , free access to the Levine Center, wellness programs. Additionally, employees can choose benefits such as pet insurance, critical care insurance, and legal assistance.

Physical demands (with or without reasonable accommodation) require the ability to
• Stay stationary most of the time
• Frequently exchange accurate information with colleagues and clients
• Read reports, create presentations, use a computer system, most of the time
• Communicate with colleagues, customers and suppliers, most of the time
• Write, type and use computer, telephone, copier and other office equipment systems, most of the time
• Move inside the workspace to access office resources and equipment, and attend regular meetings on campus
• Use moderate force to move objects, occasionally
• Think critically, focus on the task at hand, and react quickly to changing conditions most of the time

Working conditions:
• Must be willing and able to work flexible hours to meet job requirements, including occasional nights and/or weekends
• Must be willing and able to travel (by car, bus, plane or other modes as appropriate; overnight stays) to achieve goals
• Work in an office environment, involving contact with faculty, staff, donors, students, parents, service providers and vendors
• Work has deadlines, multiple interruptions, high volume and can be stressful at times

Nothing in this job description restricts the University’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; this description reflects the university’s assignment of the essential functions, it does not prohibit or restrict the tasks that can be assigned; this job description is subject to change at any time.

To apply:
Does that sound like a good fit to you? Click here: on the green “I’m interested” button and submit:
1. A cover letter outlining qualifications and experience for the position
2. Current Curriculum Vitae
3. Salary requirements
4. Contact information for three professional references.

Applications received by October 27, 2022 will be considered first. Queens will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Queens University of Charlotte is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to supporting and celebrating all forms of diversity. Queens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, identity or gender expression, religion, age, national origin, disability, political beliefs, veteran status, genetic information, or any legally protected characteristics in the administration of its education policies and admissions, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, employment and hiring policies, or other programs administered by the University.

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