Assistant Vice President for Development
Requisition Number: STFR000785
Division/College: University Advancement
FT/PT: Full Time
The Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Development reports directly to the Vice President (VP) of Development and is a key member of the VP’s Senior Team. S/he will be a dynamic, self-motivated individual, with an extensive development background to lead central development officers who are responsible for the major gift operations for programs including the Parent Fund and for college-based major gift officers including Bouvé, Law, and Science. S/he will seek significant funding opportunities (at the $100K-$1M+ level) to advance University and individual college priorities as well as to support and to collaborate on individual college-directed efforts. S/he will set ambitious goals and strategies for the major gift programs for Parents and within Bouvé, Law, and Science, and will work to implement those plans with colleagues in Advancement.
S/He is responsible for directing strategic planning and development operations, supervising major gift directors and other development staff, managing development programs and activities, and working directly with high-level prospects and volunteers to develop strong relationships and build support. Participate with the VP in goal setting, strategic planning, and implementation of fund-raising programs. Work directly with deans, faculty, and program directors to identify funding opportunities, advise on effective development organization, strategies and techniques, and carry out cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies. Work individually and with staff to identify, recruit, train, and manage development staff as well as high-level volunteer leaders to carry out cultivation and solicitation efforts.
-Bachelor’s degree required; masters preferred
-Minimum of 10 years of direct or related experience required
-Experience and demonstrated ability to direct a large, comprehensive, sophisticated, and dynamic development operation
-Demonstrated background in individual major gift fund raising
-Significant management and solicitation record and a track record of success
-Understanding of and commitment to mission and values of Northeastern University
-Strategic planning and management skills
-Speed, energy, drive and stamina
-The capacity to develop strong and effective relationships with prospects, donors, volunteers, faculty and staff
-Significant mentoring and communication skills
-Broad-based knowledge of and ability to analyze all development programs
-The ability to cultivate and solicit major gifts
-Flexibility and patience
-The ability to build and lead a team
-A commitment to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and excellence
-Ability to travel (including overnights and weekends)
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.