Paul Sclafani was named Associate Director of Athletic Development in March of 2017, after serving as an Assistant Director in the same department since August of 2013. He is responsible for fostering internal and external relationships for the Office of Athletic Development and for the management of special events, major gifts and strategic planning with the Senior Director of Development. Sclafani coordinates and executes a wide variety of events that target donors, alumni and other constituent groups.
Sclafani also oversees the cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects, as well as assisting with communications, social media, marketing, direct mail and other solicitation methods.
During his three years as an Assistant Director of Athletic Development for St. John’s University, Sclafani was responsible for the planning and execution of a wide variety of events relating to the University's Athletic program. This included Red White Club Men's Basketball pre-game receptions, Athletic fundraising dinners, golf outings and events for former student-athletes of each of the University's 17 NCAA Division I sports teams. He collaborated with other members of the Office of Athletic Development, while managing event logistics, coordinating outside vendors and internal University services and helped in the timely production of communications materials.
Prior to this position, Sclafani served as Assistant Director in the Office of Advancement Services. As an undergraduate student at St. John's, he worked as the head men’s basketball team manager and associate director of the Norm Roberts Basketball Camp. He later served as a graduate assistant for the Department of Athletics.
Sclafani received a B.S. in Sport Management from St. John's College of Professional Studies and an M.B.A. in Finance from St. John's The Peter J. Tobin College of Business.