Assistant Vice President, Development - Arts
The Assistant Vice President (AVP) for the Arts provides leadership for all aspects of fundraising at a select number of Temple's schools and centers, which include: College of Liberal Arts, Klein College for Media and Communications, the College of Education, Tyler School of Art, the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts, and the University Libraries. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the AVP for the Arts drives the comprehensive fundraising programs of assigned schools, working directly with the dean/director and chief development officer for each unit, as well as other Institutional Advancement team members, faculty members, and key volunteers. The AVP leads the creation and successful implementation of performance metrics for the chief development officer of the assigned units in coordination with the dean/director for the unit. Leading by example, the AVP maintains a portfolio of approximately 40 principal and major gift prospects.
To successfully execute a comprehensive fundraising strategy at Temple, the AVP and associated fundraisers work closely with centrally-based colleagues, including Principal Gifts, Regional Giving, Gift Planning, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Alumni Relations, Annual Fund, Advancement Services, and Donor Relations and Stewardship. This position is a tremendous opportunity for a seasoned professional to lead fundraising at several schools and centers at Temple and to work closely with colleagues within central Institutional Advancement and across campus to maximize fundraising. The successful candidate will be an inspiring leader and an effective advocate and ally for Temple University. This person will be joining the team at a pivotal time, which will include comprehensive planning for the University's next campaign. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Master's degree and at least eight years of progressively responsible fundraising experience managing, developing and leading staff in devising, analyzing, evaluating, and modifying fundraising programs within a university or comprehensive advancement setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills & Abilities:
* Demonstrated success closing term and endowed gifts at the $100,000 level and above
* Possess strong written, presentation, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills
* Maintain a sincere appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated
* Demonstrate initiative and ability to work in a timely manner with multiple deadlines and priorities
* Ability to develop and manage performance of staffDemonstrated ability to relate well to individuals from diverse backgrounds
* Ability and willingness to travel and work evening and weekend hours required
* Computer literacy with knowledge of Banner or similar donor management software Preferred:
* Familiarity and experience performing in a matrixed work environment preferred This position requires a background check Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu. Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/safety/asfr/ You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.