Student Affairs

Assistant Director/Chippewa Athletic Fund


Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI United States



Position Number: 77450


Type of Recruitment: External


Position Summary:


The primary responsibilities of this position are to contribute to the fiscal year annual fundraising goals of the Chippewa Athletic Fund (CAF) and to build and maintain quality relationships with donors, alumni, head coaches and community members. These goals are met through various annual campaigns, events and one on one interactions.


Required Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education and work experience that equates to at least four years.

Experience interacting with and soliciting potential donors.

Proven track record of achieving fundraising/sales goals.

Experience in event planning and execution.

Familiarity with large complex databases.

Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.

Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations to ensure institutional compliance with athletics development initiatives.

Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


Preferred Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree.

Experience in fundraising at the collegiate level.

Ability to work with highly sensitive and confidential information.


Duties & Responsibilities:


Serves as Chippewa Athletic Fund (CAF) liaison for assigned sports.

Conducts a minimum of 120 in-person visits with donors and prospective donors annually, while making at least 720 total contacts.

Manages a portfolio of approximately 120 donors and prospective donors.

Assists in the sale of premium seating (club seats, loge boxes, suites and courtside seats).

Administration of CAF membership benefits.

Daily solicitation calls, gift processing and attribute reporting.

Develops and successfully executes fundraising campaigns for assigned programs.

Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and mentoring student workers and student volunteers.

Projects a positive and professional image of the university and the CAF to the public at CAF and athletic events.

Serves as point of contact for CAF website and audio newsletters.

Other duties as assigned.


Supervision Exercised:




Employee Group: Professional & Administrative -Salary


Staff Pay Level:


Pay Range: $36,000-$38,000


Division: President


Department: Athletics - External Operations


Position Status: Regular


Position End Date:


Employment Status: Full Time


FTE: 1.0


Position Type: 12 month


Weekly Work Schedule: M-F, 8a-5p; evenings and weekends as needed


Location: Mount Pleasant, MI


Posting Ends:


Open Until Filled: Yes


About the Department:


About CMU:


Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.


We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.


CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.


Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.


CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.


Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.


CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.


CMU Leadership Standards:


Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.


We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.


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Message to Applicants:


Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.



You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.


Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.


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  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 4 - 6 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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