Vice President for Advancement

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Position Title Vice President for Advancement Posting Number A00050 Employment Type Full-Time Benefits Available Yes Position Summary Information

Nature of Work

The Vice President for Advancement is the administrator responsible for Development, Marketing and Public Relations, and Alumni Relations. The Vice President reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Ensuring a coordinated approach to the College’s advancement efforts, the Vice President develops and implements a wide-reaching fundraising program that meets the current and future funding needs of the College and supports its strategic priorities. The Vice President actively participates in identifying, cultivating and nurturing relationships and connections that result in a strong annual fund campaign, major and lead gifts, and planned giving. This position also oversees the creation and implementation of all College marketing efforts.

The administrator works with senior leadership, foundation leadership, academic leaders, alumni, faculty, and staff to serve the mission and priorities of the College. The officer also leads and develops a comprehensive and effective staff, setting goals and inspiring them to meet and exceed expectations.

Additionally, the Vice President has an effective, collaborative leadership style that ensures collegial relationships with college peers and community leaders. Persons holding administrative positions serve at the pleasure of the President and perform an appropriate combination of college and community service activities.

Essential Duties
  • Provide leadership and strategic focus to further the College’s development, alumni, marketing, communications, and community engagement initiatives.
  • Develop and execute plans and goals for Advancement aligned with the College’s mission and strategic plan.
  • Represent the College to various and diverse individuals and groups, including state and community business and civic leaders, Foundation board members, alumni and other donors.
  • Cultivate appreciation for strategic communications across the campus community and collaboratively and intentionally engage stakeholders in communications and marketing strategy.
  • Assist and guide the Vice Presidents, CCGA Foundation, development staff, deans, directors, faculty, and staff with identifying and implementing strategies to increase private funding for College programs and capital needs as well as secure gifts and grants from private foundations and government sources.
  • As the Executive Director of the CCGA Foundation, build and sustain a dynamic philanthropic corporation and promote thoughtful and productive relationships between the Foundation and the College.
  • Assist the College President and the Foundation Board in building and nurturing relationships that yield significant support from donors.
  • Support the College in creating, planning and preparing for major college events, groups and activities that advance the College at the local, state and national levels.
  • Manage and continuously improve daily operations of the advancement services functions, including the oversight of complex systems and processes to ensure accurate donor records, gift tracking and reporting, stewardship and grants compliance.
  • Establish and produce fundraising reports and forecasts; develop calendars and action plans; manage the department budget, including income and expense projections; and prepare and present reports on a regular basis.
  • Collaborate with Enrollment Management staff to utilize a research-based approach to develop and execute recruitment strategies and tactics for prospective students and families; including layered and targeted marketing plans for the various levels and stages of the admission funnel as well as branding and imaging messages.
  • Oversee the development and execution of the strategy for the college’s interactive and social media programs and supervise the development and deployment of web/digital display/social media sites aimed at enhancing the university’s brand and reputation while engaging prospective students and alumni.
  • Serve as lead College spokesperson and primary source of communications relative to institutional crises and emerging issues.
  • Provide key perspective and counsel as a member of the College’s senior leadership team, serving as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
  • This position is designated by the institution as a Position of Trust and as Essential Personnel.
Minimum Qualifications and Training
  • An earned master’s degree from an accredited college or institution and a minimum of seven years of demonstrated successful experience fundraising and/or marketing in higher education.
  • Willingness to serve, alongside the College President, as the public face of the College’s fundraising efforts at donor events.
  • Demonstrated significant experience in successful fundraising activities and campaign management, encompassing goal setting, planning and implementing strategies, identifying new donors, and soliciting gifts
  • Ability to work with administration and faculty to identity and distill college priorities into a compelling and clearly articulated case for support
  • Direct experience with Raiser’s Edge (or comparable database) and ability to lead the Advancement team’s utilization of the database for research, planning, cultivation, and communications.
  • Ability to lead a team that manages all of the Foundation’s activities and initiatives
  • The ability and confidence to develop and cultivate relationships with established and prospective donors, including individuals, businesses, and foundations, for securing private funds.
  • The ability to oversee and direct activities and events for fundraising and other advancement initiatives.
  • Experience working with alumni development and programming.
  • A mature understanding of marketing and communications in higher education that positions the institution for higher visibility, increased brand recognition, and successful outcomes of marketing objectives particularly related to recruitment of new students.
  • An in-depth understanding of budgets, financial records, laws, and regulations associated with a comprehensive advancement program.
  • The knowledge for developing and maintaining documentation and stewardship of planned gifts
  • Extensive personal community involvement to represent the College.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactorily pass a motor vehicle use report.
  • Must successfully pass a background and credit check.
Preferred Qualifications and Training Special Instructions to Applicants

The College of Coastal Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College supports equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, gender, national origin, status as a war veteran, age, disability, or any other status protected by law.

CCGA Information

College of Coastal Georgia is an undergraduate college in the University System of Georgia. Located on Georgia’s coast, the College campus is in Brunswick with additional outreach through the Camden Center in Kingsland. The vision of the College is to be a college of choice for students within Georgia and beyond, providing an outstanding education for tomorrow’s leaders and citizens through service-learning, global awareness and engaged entrepreneurship. With a strong emphasis on student retention, progression and timely graduation, the College offers baccalaureate degrees in American Studies, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, French, Health Informatics, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Nursing (BSN), Psychology, Public Management, Spanish, and Workforce Management and Leadership, as well as career associate degrees in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Nursing (ASN) and Radiologic Science. A veterans-friendly campus, the College is a designated Yellow Ribbon School. Approximately 3,000 students are served by more than 200 staff members and a teaching faculty of whom 52% hold doctoral degrees. CCGA is an active participant in the Complete College Georgia initiative designed to support community partnerships and develop the critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills necessary to address the challenges of 21st century economic development and community wellbeing. For more information, visit the College website:

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 02/28/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn of this job opening?
    • Brunswick News
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Coastal CareerLink
    • College of Coastal Georgia website (
    • Current/Former College Employee
    • Personal Referral
    • University System Applicant Clearinghouse
    • Other
    • Georgia Department of Labor
  2. * Are you currently employed by this College? If yes, enter the department name. If no, enter "No".

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you legally eligible for employment in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * What will your highest level of education be as of the anticipated start date?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctoral Degree
  6. * Do you possess a current driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts 1
Optional Documents
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Posted: 3/1/2019
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