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  • Writer's pictureDan Rossetti


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About Blueprint Sports: At Blueprint Sports, we're dedicated to significantly impacting college sports. Our mission is clear: to enhance student-athlete's lives across the nation while establishing new benchmarks in NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) and sports marketing. We pride ourselves on offering an accessible and all-encompassing platform for building NIL collectives that cater to the unique needs of student-athletes.

Since our inception in 2020, Blueprint Sports has emerged as a pioneering force in the NIL landscape. We have successfully managed and grown over 26 collectives, adding seven prestigious Power-5 properties in just the past year. By joining Blueprint Sports, you're not just joining a company in the college sports landscape; you're joining a leader in the NIL field, committed to empowering student-athletes and reshaping the future of college sports.

About Arkansas Edge: Arkansas Edge is the NIL collective that serves student-athletes at the University of Arkansas. NIL opportunities allow student-athletes to engage with charitable causes and participate in business engagements, building their brands while making a positive impact. The collective connects fans, alumni, businesses, and charities with student-athletes while harnessing the power of the University of Arkansas. Supporters can connect with teams through memberships, tax-deductible donations, and corporate sponsorships. NIL opportunities allow University of Arkansas student-athletes to focus on representing their school at the highest level of college athletics and their education without worrying about additional expenses. Arkansas Edge connects these student-athletes with a wealth of opportunities to earn compensation while furthering their professional and personal development.




Fundraising – The Director of Development will assist the Executive Director with defining development strategy and be the primary owner of developing, implementing, and executing donor research and relationship-building methods and solicitation and stewardship programs for the Collective’s individual, foundation, and corporate donor program. This will include planning and making gift asks; creating solicitation and presentation materials; providing education on NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) fundraising policies and regulations and insights on the impact previous funding has made; tracking the progress of stewardship and solicitation activities; and providing strategic summaries for key donors as well as Collective and BPS leadership.


Account Management – This role will provide top-level customer service to donors, businesses, and individuals who support Arkansas Edge student-athletes.




·  Bachelor's degree from a four-year accredited college or university

·  At least two (2) years of experience in college athletics fundraising or philanthropy

·  Demonstrated understanding of Name, Image, and Likeness as it relates to the collegiate athletics space

·  Proven track record of developing and maintaining strong and lasting relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders

·  Strong sales and presentation skills

·  Conscientious attention to detail, proactive and self-motivated

·  Must demonstrate a high level of integrity and honesty

·  Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

·  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and deliver high-level results

·  Ability to travel and work nights/weekends as needed

·  Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite

·  Role is located in or near Fayetteville, AR


For more information, contact Daniel P. Rossetti @

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