Assistant Vice President of Development and Alumni Engagement
General Description / Primary Purpose
The Assistant Vice President Development Alumni Engagement will be reporting to the Vice President of University Development and Alumni Engagement. This position will oversee the following offices within the Division of University Development and Alumni Engagement: Annual Giving, Donor Stewardship and Engagement, Alumni Engagement, and Athletics fundraising.
The AVP is a senior staff member and will be part of the UDAE senior team. The AVP will play a critical role in the growth of alumni annual giving as well as create a cohesive, groundbreaking new strategies and outreach efforts for building commitment and engagement among UNF’s alumni and friends. Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Alumni Board relations and engagement; Foundation Board committee support; programming and events; leadership and staff development; and data acquisition and analysis.
A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and five years of experience directly related to the job functions; or a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and seven years of experience directly related to the job functions.
Preference given to applicants who meet the required qualifications and also possess the following: Extensive knowledge of development practices, donor data processes, and fundraising techniques including current best practices in development, annual giving and alumni engagement. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in leading, mentoring, managing a strong professional team and will have knowledge of best practices in metric-driven, market-tested programs as well as demonstrated experience in raising six-figure gifts and up.
Experience leading a complex organization with multiple diverse constituencies through a time of deliberate program evolution. Experience developing internal and external partnerships to support mission and goals of an organization by demonstrating collaboration and an entrepreneurial orientation.
Experience developing a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies involving email, direct mail, phone/mail, personal visitation and volunteer engagement all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of fundraising support. Have the capacity to accelerate growth in alumni and annual giving and be an innovative, forward-thinking leader with exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with senior leadership, staff, faculty and alumni of all ages and demographics. Have the ability to think strategically, generate new ideas, plans, and set goals and objectives, as well as implement and follow-through on these goals.
Comprehensive fundraising campaign experience is preferred. Bachelor’s degree and five or more years of demonstrated leadership experience preferably in higher education is required. Weekend and evening availability is essential. Some travel is required.
Applicants must complete an online application at www.unfjobs.org to be considered for this position. UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution.