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Assistant Vice President Development


The Assistant VP is a key strategic partner for the leadership team. 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.
  • Evaluate and analyze programs using established attributes and metrics to produce accurate reports, to guide effective decision making and to achieve the vision.
  • Assist in providing leadership, counsel, and assistance in fundraising, accountability and staffing to programs, as assigned.
  • Assists with the coordination, guidance, direction and supervision in discharging the overall duties and responsibilities of the administrative area.
  • Responsible for all aspects of a specific program area or areas in the administrative functions of a university, and assists in the formulation, development, and implementation of university policies and procedures.
  • Directs departments or divisions as assigned and supervises the performance of various personnel associated with programs within the appropriate area of responsibility. May have primary responsibility for preparation and coordination of legislative and operating budget.
  • May represent the university on matters relating to the administrative areas to which the position is assigned, within the university and to external agencies, both public and private.
  • May serve as chair of appropriate university committees, and represents the President or Vice President as appropriate.
  • Performs related duties as required and deemed appropriate to the accomplishment of the responsibilities and functions of the office.

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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