Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement

Feb 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement

California State University Stanislaus (CSU Stanislaus) invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice President Development and Alumni Engagement. CSU Stanislaus serves a diverse student body of more than 9,700 at two locationsin the Central Valley— a beautiful 228-acre campus in Turlock and theStockton Center, located in the city's historic Magnolia District. Widely recognized for its dedicated faculty and high-quality academic programs, the University offers a rich mix of 43 undergraduate majors and 23 graduate programs (15 master's programs, seven post-graduate credentials, and a doctorate in educational leadership).

CSU Stanislaus seeks a new Associate Vice President to be responsible for providing leadership in planning, organizing, and implementing the operations of the development and alumni engagement programs. The incumbent will be a proven major gift fundraiser with a history of strong relationships with donors and a deep knowledge of effective advancement programs, including alumni engagement, annual giving, planned giving and stewardship. The Associate Vice President will manage, track, advise and oversee all fundraising activities, including moves management, donor cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, proposal and gift agreement development, and contact reporting. She/he will serve as second in command over all functions within University Advancement as required.

CSU Stanislaus seeks an entrepreneurial thinker who can demonstrate the ability to build partnerships and work collaboratively with diverse constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, alumni and community leaders. He or she will be an innovative team builder and collaborative manager who will motivate staff to fulfill high expectations and work in partnership with the University.

Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the successful candidate will be an articulate spokesperson for public higher education philanthropy and equipped to interpret and apply policies, laws, and regulations governing charitable giving. He or she will have high regard for maintaining confidentiality and appropriately handling sensitive information, and be a seasoned communicator with excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively and respond responsibly, flexibly and productively. The Director of Annual Giving, the Director of Major Giving, the Director for Student Affairs Development, a Development Assistant and a Prospect Research and Corporate Foundation Support staff person report directly to the Associate Vice President.

Qualifications include but are not limited to: an earned Master's degree; and three or more years of progressively responsible professional experience in higher education with demonstrated fundraising success. Preferred qualifications include: ten or more years working in a higher education advancement division; a track record of managing all aspects of a comprehensive development program made up of annual giving, planned giving, major gifts, special events and volunteers; and proven ability to work with senior administration, deans, and faculty.

The review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, materials are due by April 21, 2017.

CSU Stanislaus is being assisted with this search by R. H. Perry and Associates. All communications may be directed in confidence to Dr. Joseph Fink, Senior Consultant at (415) 987-6566, or Mr. Paul Doeg, President and Chief Operating Officer at (406) 220-2129, or to