VP for Development

Job description

VP for Development

  • Employment type: Staff - Regular
  • Bargaining Unit: BU Exempt
  • Shift: 1
  • Work Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • FTE: 1
  • Employee Class: Unclassified PSA FT
  • Location: Main Campus Student Affairs
  • Number of Openings: 1
  • Salary Range: Salary will commensurate with experience
  • Grade: Salaried MC - UN01
  • Float: N/A
  • Rotate: N/A
  • On Call: N/A
  • Travel: N/A
  • Weekend/Holiday: N/A
Position Description

The Vice President for Development will report to the University of Toledo President Sharon Gaber and will serve as a member of her senior staff. Leveraging the enthusiasm of leadership across the University and its volunteer structure, the Vice President will lead a comprehensive campaign, while simultaneously building upon an organization dedicated to the integration of efforts across both development and the institution as a whole. 

The Vice President will possess exceptional leadership and management skills, as well as exhibit a track record of success as a major and principal gift fundraiser. Success in this environment requires experience with best practices in development programs and an effective and charismatic leadership style capable of engaging and communicating effectively in a university environment. 

How to apply: 

The Search Committee invites nominations, applications (a letter of interest, resume/CV, and the names and contact information of five or more references) or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting The University of Toledo (contact information below). Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted to the search firm prior to March 28, 2019. 

Porsha L. Williams, Vice President [email protected] 
Rich McNeal, Associate [email protected] 

Parker Executive Search Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2900 
Atlanta, GA 30328 Phone: 770-804-1996 x109 or x112  


Significant experience building effective constituency-based development programs and infrastructures at large in complex public or private organizations. 

Demonstrated ability and successful track record in planning, executing, and closing significant major and principal gifts. 

Exceptional leadership and management skills. 

Demonstrated ability to build effective development teams. 

Commitment to servant leadership and leading with integrity. 

Successful direct experience in planning or leading major comprehensive campaigns. 

Track record of building strong and lasting relationships both internally and externally. 

Demonstrated ability to communicate academic and technical information to a variety of audiences, coupled with an ability to inspire those audiences. 

Ability to coordinate with University of Toledo leadership and faculty to assist in long- term relationship building. 

Experience in higher education or with one or more institutions as comprehensive and complex as the University of Toledo is preferred. 

Experience working and interacting with governing boards and other volunteer leaders. 

Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred.

Working Conditions
This individual largely works in an office space, with periodic face-to-face meetings requiring a professional appearance and demeanor. Weekends and evenings for events are required. Travel to events around and outside the community required.

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation. The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747.

Computer access is available at most public libraries and at the Office of Human Resources located in the Academic Services Center, Suite 1000 on the Scott Park Campus or at the satellite HR Office located at the Facilities Services Building, Suite 1000 on the Health Science Campus.




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Posted: 2/19/2019
Application Due: 8/21/2019
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