Vice President of Institutional Advancement

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Job Summary/Basic Function: JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible for directing the college’s institutional advancement, external relations, communications and marketing functions.


MAJOR DUTIES • Develops, implements, and manages a comprehensive institutional advancement plan.


• Establishes partnerships and relationships with corporations, businesses, individuals within the communities served by the college, and other internal and external stakeholders.


• Provides strategic direction and leadership in the internal and external communication, marketing and branding of the college.


• Provides strategic direction and leadership for the college’s fundraising, alumni programming, and constituent relations functions.


• Develops, implements, and administers an integrated marketing program.


• Ensures compliance with University System of Georgia Board of Regents policies and procedures, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools requirements, and program-level policies and practices.


• Develops and recommends annual budget requests to support advancement goals and objectives; allocates and monitors spending.


• Member of the President’s Cabinet and advises on institutional advancement matters; participates in the development and implementation of strategic long-term plans.


• Represents the college at community events.


• Trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates and disciplines the work of assigned staff in Development, Alumni Affairs, Community Education, Advancement, Communications and Marketing.


• Performs related duties as assigned.


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Employment is contingent on the successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation.


Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. Georgia is an Open Records Law state.


Salary is $115,563.23


Gordon State College has served the community and region continuously since its founding in 1852, and has been a unit in the University System of Georgia since 1972. After more than three decades of serving the state as a residential two-year college, Gordon was named a state college in 2006 and began developing select four year programs that address critical state needs. Gordon State College serves approximately 4000 students and has more than 120 full-time faculty.


The main campus of Gordon State College is in Barnesville, Georgia. Located approximately one hour south of Atlanta, students and faculty enjoy the pleasures of small town living together with access to the many attractions of a major metropolitan center and an international airport.


Minimum Qualifications: KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION • Knowledge of institutional advancement principles and practices.


• Knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising practices, professional ethics, and gift reporting standards.


• Knowledge of marketing, public relations and branding.


• Knowledge of college human resources policies and procedures.


• Knowledge of strategic planning and budget management principles.


• Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.


• Skill in collaborating with multiple constituents.


• Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.


• Skill in decision making and problem solving.


• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.


• Skill in oral and written communication.




• Candidate must have a master’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field and a minimum of five years of experience at the executive level.


• Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of supervisory/management experience.


Preferred Qualifications: Executive level administrator with at least seven years of experience in the area of higher education and administration.





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Job No: Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Posted: 12/14/2018
Application Due: 2/12/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $115,563.23