Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement

East of DFW Commerce, TX
Feb 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


This is a Non State Funded Position. The Associate Vice President (AVP) for Institutional Advancement will report to the Interim Vice President and is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the University’s Development, Annual Programs, Alumni and Advancement Services units. The AVP plans, organizes, and executes the major gifts program and is the primary tactical, administrative, and management officer for the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Position serves as a team leader and supervisor for professional staff members for Alumni & Donor Relations, Advancement Services, Annual Programs & Special Initiatives and Gift Planning departments.

Required Education and Experience- Bachelor’s degree.Minimum of ten (10) years related experience (OR equivalent combination of education and experience such as Master’s and eight (8) years of related experience). Proven record of leadership and accomplishment in the field of development. Track record of fundraising success, especially in major gift development and solicitations. Demonstrated experience in marketing, persuasive writing, working directly with volunteers and personal correspondence with donors. Demonstrated understanding of relational fundraising and skill to convincingly articulate needs and goals that motivate potential donors to make gifts. Aptitude and willingness to help build and lead an effective advancement program. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent presentation skills. Strong work ethic, personal integrity and strategic thinking.

Required -Ability to Travel (approximately 30% of time is spent out of the office. Includes air travel and overnight stays.) Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to prioritize. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration. Documents that must be submitted online: Completed online application Cover Letter CV/ Resume Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).Transcripts – If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer). If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator. NOTE: If a specified closing date is not listed on the posting, there is a required minimum posting period of five (5) calendar days. The posting may close at any point after the five (5) days without further notice.

OUR HISTORY Texas A&M University-Commerce began as East Texas Normal College in 1889 when founder William Leonidas Mayo opened the doors to a one-building campus in Cooper. His creed, which continues today, was “ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to others.” The institution’s history of dynamic change began in 1894 when “Mayo’s College” moved to Commerce. The State of Texas took over the campus in 1917 and the name was changed to East Texas State Normal College. In 1923, the school was renamed East Texas State Teachers College. The graduate program was added in 1935, and in 1957 the Legislature, recognizing that the purpose of the institution had broadened from teacher education, changed the name to East Texas State College. Following the inauguration of the first doctoral program in 1962, the name was changed to East Texas State University. In 1996, the institution entered The Texas A&M University System and became Texas A&M University-Commerce.

The main Commerce campus and six off-site locations—Corsicana, Dallas, McKinney, Mesquite, Midlothian, Rockwall—and online offerings, continue to meet the undergraduate, graduate and professional needs of the citizens of Northeast Texas and beyond. Its mission is achieved through teaching, scholarship, and service activities on its campuses, and in the community and region. For a more detailed history, go to

OUR VISION Texas A&M University-Commerce will be recognized as a premier regional university, distinctive for high expectations, a nurturing environment, and innovations in the enhancement of learning to produce graduates who distinguish themselves in their chosen careers and as active, contributing members of society. By focusing on access, participation, and success of students in quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Texas A&M University-Commerce will become the university of choice for those seeking a higher education in the Northeast Texas area. As a result, Texas A&M University-Commerce will be recognized for the creation of partnerships and initiatives that promote intellectual, social, environmental, economic, and cultural advancement of the region and state.

OUR MISSION Texas A&M University-Commerce provides a personal, accessible, and affordable educational experience for a diverse community of learners. We engage in creative discovery and dissemination of knowledge and ideas for service, leadership, and innovation in an interconnected and dynamic world.

BENEFITS Texas A&M University-Commerce offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including health, vision, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, long-term care, accidental death and dismemberment, flexible spending accounts, offered campus child-care, defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to: system will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through the system.