Vice President of Advancement and Development

Tuskegee Institute, Alabama
Commensurate with education, training and experience
May 04, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Date: May 4, 2017              Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

Position: Vice President of Advancement & Development

Location: Advancement & Development  

Status: Full Time

Special Qualifications

In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University becoming an “Outcomes-Oriented University,” the ideal Vice President of Advancement & Development will possess the willingness to use their expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Tuskegee University’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

Presidential Commentary

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains highly professional and proactive relationships with alumni, prospects and donors
  • Writes grants and numerous funding proposals
  • Maintains ultimate responsibility for ensuring that all assigned grants are completed in a superior and timely manner, including proactively managing colleagues responsible for necessary components of grants as necessary, and reporting all progress to the Executive Vice President of Advancement and Development
  • Identifies potential corporate/foundational funders through research and tools such as Foundation Search
  • Writes and sends effective and appropriate letters to identified potential prospects as part of introduction packets
  • Proactively conveys all aspects of the President’s vision, and Advancement’s mission and goals, in precise detail to alumni, prospects, donors
  • Assists in arranging (in concert with the Chief of Staff) detailed and appropriate visit itineraries for VIP alumni, prospects, and donors
  • Oversees and directs invitation of identified corporate/foundation/individual prospects to attend VIP football events, ensures complete VIP attendance for each home game, and interacts positively and effectively about mission and message at events
  • Serves as campus liaison with the Presidential Eminent Associates program (an alumni-managed organization), including ensuring proper stewardship and logistics and event planning of their annual on-campus banquet
  • Understands basic functions in researching requested alumni or prospects in Colleague Advancement database
  • Maintains prompt communication with colleagues and supervisors at all times
  • Recognizes key management challenges as they occur and is adept at personally and proactively addressing them with input from EVP


  • Bachelor’s degree minimum, Graduate degree preferred
  • Outstanding grant writing skills and ability to manage overall grant writing processes to conclusion
  • Superior public relations/public speaking skills
  • Excellent personal engagement/communication skills
  • Superior writing skills including grammar, spelling, editing, proofreading, and ability to research and create reports
  • Superior and professional email and phone manner
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point
  • Ability to maintain absolute and complete confidentiality in all necessary matters internally and externally
  • Proactive problem-solver who will dig to find necessary answers and solutions independently
  • Expertise in Colleague Advancement use and the creation of Colleague Advancement reports are a plus


Commensurate with education, training and experience

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **   

APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources.  Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, (3) to (5) letters of references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Office of Human Resources

Attn: Employment/Recruitment

1200 West Montgomery Road

101 Kresge Center

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, Alabama 36088

Email Address:    Fax: 334-724-4319

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled

Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.