Vice President for University Advancement
Franklin Pierce University is seeking a dynamic new Vice President for University Advancement, who serves as the chief advancement officer of the University and is responsible for designing and implementing its institutional development programs, as well as recruiting and developing talented team members who will be expected to significantly increase constituent engagement, involvement, and support. This is an ideal opportunity for a highly skilled advancement professional. Reporting to the President, the Vice President for University Advancement will provide leadership, planning, management, and coordination for all development and parent and alumni relations functions across the University. This is an exciting opportunity to have an impact in an institution experiencing great momentum. The ideal candidate will be collaborative, innovative, and highly motivated.
Candidate Profile and Requirements: The ideal candidate for this position will have seven to ten years of significant and broad-based experience in managing a college or university advancement office with a well-established annual fund, major gift, and alumni affairs program. Specific competencies and experience in reengineering and realigning the programs within an institutional advancement office is required. Major gift solicitation experience and significant fundraising achievements required. Candidate must have demonstrated skills in strategic advancement and leadership with a history of solid results. Candidate must have knowledge of fundraising to include an awareness of IRS requirements, the understanding to develop trust agreements, bequests, and planning giving instruments, such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts.
Knowledge and Education: Master’s Degree in education administration or a similar discipline is required, terminal degree preferred. Must possess an excellent understanding of higher education organizational and governance structures, as well as the goals and objectives of a private liberal arts university.
Institutional Brief: Through its campuses in Rindge, New Hampshire and Goodyear, Arizona, as well as centers across New Hampshire in Manchester, Portsmouth and Lebanon, Franklin Pierce University creates an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and encourages experiential and applied learning. A Franklin Pierce experience enables each student to discover and fulfill his or her own unique potential. It prepares students to become confident, knowledgeable individuals and leaders of conscience.