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Associate Vice President Development


The Associate VP is a key strategic partner for the leadership team ensuring alignment with the central fundraising efforts and overarching university aspirational goals and initiatives. This position sets strategic vision in Development and develops strategic and annual goals for business planning.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Maintain a portfolio of approximately 35 major, leadership and principal gift donors.
  • Develop and manage portfolios of prospects of high net worth for principal gifts to the university and/or foundations.
  • Develop a rigorous personal fundraising agenda and strategically manage relationships to bring major gift solicitations to closure.
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of university fundraising projects.
  • Develop fundraising strategies and operational plans to increase philanthropy, engage constituents, and exceed annual fundraising goals.
  • Directs units as assigned and supervises the performance of various personnel associated with programs within the appropriate areas of responsibility.
  • Collect, analyze, and synthesize data in order to make strategic business decisions.
  • Develop communication processes to inform and educate staff and college leaderships about research and survey results.
  • Budget resources for best results in fundraising and planning activities involving volunteers, faculty and administration.
  • May serve as chair of appropriate university committees, and represents the President or Vice President as appropriate.
  • Design, develop, conceptualize, and implement comprehensive campaigns, as assigned.
  • Evaluate and analyze programs using established attributes and metrics to produce accurate reports, to guide effective decision making and to achieve the vision of the university.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and eight years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and ten years of appropriate experience with demonstrated success soliciting gifts at $1 million and above in an institution of higher education.

Licensure and Certification



This position does include supervisory responsibility.


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