Assistant Vice President for Development

Sep 21, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Vice President for Development

Union Level:
Department: University Development and Alumni Relations
Campus: Stockton
Posting Number: 201301151P
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Number of Months: 12
Work Schedule: Must be prepared to work non-business hours and weekends.
Position End Date:
Open Date: 09/16/2017
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions:

Primary Purpose:
Responsible for providing strategic guidance for major and principal giving in a three campus environment. Leads a team to identify, qualify cultivate, solicit and steward suspects and prospects to advance the mission and goals of the University. Additionally, this position will be responsible for managing a portfolio.

Essential Functions:
1. Provides planning and oversight for the design, implementation, and management of a comprehensive development plan focused on expanding major and principal gift portfolios and related gift tasks.
2. Provides direction and oversight for the coordination of activities related to strategic campaign major and principal gift planning and implementation.
3. Works closely with University administrators, faculty, and other development personnel to build awareness and expand positive fundraising relationships with identified constituencies. Identifies key linkages and common interests to enhance engagement of prospects.
4. Builds, cultivates and solicits a prospect portfolio of 30-60 major and principal gift prospects.
5. Oversees high quality stewardship processes for active major and principal gifts, corporate and foundation donors and prospects.
6. Manages, develops and evaluates fundraising staff consistent with organizational and strategic goals.
7. Develops, implements, and evaluates annual plans for all staff under supervision.
8. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Seven (7) years progressively responsible and successful fundraising experience in a sophisticated development program.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in principal gift planning in a higher education environment preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in the areas majors, principal, corporate and foundation strategies. Self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals.
  • Excellent management, organizational, interpersonal and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals are essential.
  • Track record of motivating staff to enhance individual and group goal achievement.
  • Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to write donor centric communications, including but not limited to: brochures, letters, proposals and stewardship materials.
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional non-traditional hours.
  • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.

    Physical Requirements:
    The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking across campus, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

    Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
    Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. Must be prepared to work non-business hours and weekends. Frequent travel both local and overnight.

    Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

    Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, exempt

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    Background Check Statement:
    Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

    AA/EEO Policy Statement:
    University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.