Ave Maria University is accepting applications for a full time exempt position of Individual Gift Officer.

Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.  The University offers thirty undergraduate B.A./B.S. degrees in addition to an M.A. and Ph.D. in theology, and is located in Southwestern Florida in the new town of Ave Maria.



With the leadership and direction of the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the individual gift officer raises financial support critical to meeting Ave Maria University’s philanthropic priorities, including leadership annual gifts and other major, planned, and endowment gifts. In this capacity s/he develops plans, coordinated contacts, and solicits donors and prospects.  



Time %

1. Cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of prospect/donor pool of approximately 150 potential donors. Cultivation of significant contacts includes but not limited to correspondence, personal visits, and proposals that will result in reaching annual goals. 50 %

2. Develops and participates in a system of prospect and donor identification, confirmation, and evaluation.  10%

3. Completes contact reports and other important information in a timely manner for reporting and database purposes.  10%

4. Writes/edits proposals for presentations to major donors.  10%

5. Confers with appropriate administrative personnel to secure closure of the gift. 5%

6. Attends major University fundraising events and represents the University in a positive light to donors, prospects, and other constituent groups.  5%


TO APPLY: Please submit resume and cover letter to the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement: and cc the Director of Human Resources:



Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach

Ave Maria University is seeking applications for the position of Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach.  This is a full time, 12 month position reporting to the Director of Athletics.  The head coach will oversee the planning and administration of all aspects of the women’s lacrosse program and will provide leadership and oversight to the student-athletes, serving as a role model and positive image for the athletic program.  

The head coach will be expected to oversee all areas of sport’s administration including, but not limited to, recruitment and retention of qualified student-athletes, training and skill development, scheduling, travel, budget management, fundraising, facility maintenance, and overall program management.

Candidates will be expected to adhere to all guidelines and regulations set forth by the Sun Conference, NAIA and Ave Maria University.  A Bachelor’s degree and previous lacrosse coaching experience are required. Responsibilities may also include performing some duties in sports information and game management.

Ave Maria University is a Catholic liberal arts institution dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.

Candidates must show a demonstrated knowledge of and strong commitment to the mission of the university and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  The head coach is responsible for supporting the university in the formation of student-athletes in the intellectual and moral virtues of the Catholic faith.  

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for 3 references to, and cc Human Resources:   Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until filled.

The University provides an excellent benefit package.

Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Senior Systems Analyst - IT

Job Title: Senior Systems Analyst 
Department: Information Technology 
Reports to: CIO 
Employee Class: Full Time

Primary Purpose: The Senior Systems Analyst will be responsible for enhancing business services, implementing business systems and new initiatives, and troubleshooting current systems. Duties will include: conduct process analysis and needs assessments to align information technology solutions with current University initiatives; review, analyze, and document business processes with regard to the Ellucian PowerCampus System and other business systems used; implement software, including setup, testing, and coordination of the integration with the existing software systems; troubleshoot systems and resolve problems that arise in the day to day operation of the University systems, generate reports; and perform other duties as required. The candidate chosen will work closely with various university administrators, department personnel, vendors, and peers at other colleges, universities, and state agencies.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems or other closely-related field. Candidates with extensive experience working with the Ellucian PowerCampus System, Great Plains (Dynamics GP), PowerFAIDS, and/or experience in a higher-education setting are preferred. Experience with MS SQL administration, complex SQL queries development, SSRS, SSIS, MS SharePoint, integration of an ERP system. The candidate chosen must be initiative driven and detail oriented. Demands of the position require a broad understanding of functional analysis; a high level of professionalism; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to understand system, accessibility issues, browser compatibility issues, and systems architecture best practices; the ability to stay abreast of industry trends, all applicable technologies, and technical skills required. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for part of these requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update various administrative systems including PowerCampus, Self-Service, Great Plains, PowerFAIDS, CashNET, CBORD, Micros 
  • Maintain, modify, and generates reports for departments across campus.

  • Work with end-users and vendors to resolve systems and process related issues.

  • Create and maintain process and systems documentation.

Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and 3 references to, and CC: