Vice President for Institutional Advancement (29844)
Job DetailsLevel SeniorJob Location Mount St. Joseph University - Cincinnati, OHPosition Type Full TimeEducation Level 4 Year DegreeDescription About Mount St. Joseph UniversityMission Statement: Mount St. Joseph University is a Catholic academic community grounded in the spiritual values and vision of its founders, the Sisters of Charity. The University educates its students through interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curricula emphasizing values, integrity, and social responsibility. Members of the Mount community embrace:
excellence in academic endeavors;
the integration of life and learning;
respect and concern for all persons;
diversity of cultures and beliefs; and
service to others.
be an ambitious and dynamic development leader who is dedicated to building a strong culture of philanthropy throughout the institution;
have a successful history of closing major gifts and identifying, attracting, and adding new donors;
partner with the President in all phases of university advancement and engage the Board of Trustees, as appropriate;
demonstrate effective skills in developing and executing on strategies to connect and engage alumni, faculty, donors, and local and national philanthropists;
be creative, innovative, and have a strong background of leadership and collaboration; and
have a passion for the impact that the Mount can have on students, alumni, and the broader community.
Culture of Philanthropy and Case for Support – Support and promote a culture of philanthropy among the Board, alumni, faculty, donors, and other university constituents. Direct the development of a compelling case for support to advance the university’s strategies that align with three themes: (1) Excellent, relevant academics; (2) Engaged student experiences; and (3) a Strong institutional foundation of human, financial, and virtual and physical infrastructure.
- Strategic Direction and Planning – Develop an overall strategy for the university’s fundraising, including financial modeling and projections, consistent with the goals established in the university’s Transformation 2025 Strategic Plan, which include the university being at or above the national average for alumni giving participation rate (12%) by 2025. Determine the most effective strategy for constituent cohorts.
Fundraising/Development – Develop fundraising plans, tactics, and tools to implement the strategies calibrated to achieve critical advancement goals and objectives. Oversee fundraising programs including: (1) Annual Fund appeals; (2) Major Gifts solicitations; (3) fundraising events; (4) Corporate and Foundation Relations; (5) Government and Foundation Grants; (6) Planned Giving; and (7) Capital Campaigns.
Relationship Management – Develop effective, strategic relationships with donors, alumni, faculty and staff, the corporate community, and student groups. Provide support to the President, Board of Trustees, and faculty and staff, for fundraising activities, including training, development of materials, relationship management, and ongoing donor cultivation efforts. Participate in university and community events to represent the university and to build relationships. Cultivate and solicit the highest tier individual and institutional donors; manage a portfolio of major gift prospects, and close gifts to meet annual and campaign goals.
- Alumni Relations – Develop a strategy to increase alumni engagement utilizing a variety of approaches including: cohort (graduation year/era); department/academics; athletics; social/fraternal organizations; and regional groups. The alumni engagement strategy is designed to align with the goals established in the university’s Transformation 2025 Strategic Plan and the best practices of like-sized private institutions. Provide measurable goals and report results to University leadership and the board.
Advancement Operations – Oversee and direct advancement operations activities, including donor stewardship and recognition, donor data records and tracking, and planning, budgeting, and reporting. Oversee the development and implementation of advancement office policies, procedures, and systems to ensure the highest level of credibility and integrity of fundraising efforts.
Capital Campaigns– Develop, implement, and execute an appropriate plan to complete the comprehensive campaign set forth in the university’s Transformation 2025 Strategic Plan, including, but not limited to, fundraising for the Recreation & Fitness Center, Health and Business Multiplex, Student Center, and Library.
Department Leadership – Hire, coach, and lead members of the advancement team. Provide effective professional and leadership development training and coaching. Develop and implement key performance indicators for the advancement team (e.g., gift and donor metrics). Develop strategies to advance the team’s fundraising performance and alumni engagement.
Financial Planning/Budgeting – Participate in financial planning and budget preparation; develop related advancement and fundraising projections. Ensure the university has the appropriate advancement metrics and develop appropriate benchmark reports for the President, CFO, Board, and staff.
Other responsibilities as assigned
- A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field.
- Significant experience (eight+ years) in the management of fund development functions and staff.
- Experience in managing effective teams, engaging constituencies, and working with volunteers.
- Record of developing and implementing effective fund development plans, and achieving metric-driven goals.
- Graduate degree and Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) are desirable.
- Successful experience at a similarly sized higher education institution and knowledge of Catholic higher education.
- Demonstrated and successful comprehensive and capital campaign experience.
- A demonstrated ability and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Experience in fundraising and advancement strategies and techniques and a complete understanding of alumni relations.
- Expertise in major gift and planned giving strategies and practices in higher education
- Strong leadership and management acumen. Experience working as a part of a team while leading multiple integrated teams.
- Budgeting and knowledge of financial principles.
- Understanding of relevant fundraising technologies and skills, as well as the ability to direct staff implementing advancement operations.
- Extremely strong strategic thinking and planning skills, with the ability to establish both long-term and intermediate strategies and plans, as well as short-term tactics, for achieving university goals.
- Ability to accomplish tasks in collaboration with, and through, others in a higher education context.
- Very strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to be persuasive with a variety of constituents.
- Very effective communication skills (including, verbal, writing, presentation, and listening skills).
- Ability to establish priorities, goals, and timelines and lead team achievement of quantifiable outcomes.
- Passion for the work and the ability to lead with vision.
- Effective problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
- Orientation toward action and results.
- Ethics and integrity in all activities inside and external to the University.
- Exhibits a “quality service” orientation in providing exceptional service in all responsibilities and interactions, demonstrating versatility and respect in working with persons and managing situations.
- Adapts willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and Mount community needs and expectations; anticipates and identifies faculty, staff, and student needs.
- Demonstrates high energy, enthusiastic positive approach to duties, and a commitment to the University’s Mission.
- Serves as an ambassador to the University both internally and externally.
- Communicates, cooperates, and collaborates well with others to achieve common Division, Department, and University goals.
- Willingly assists in various other responsibilities as appropriate, across the University.
- Demonstrated ability to work energetically to complete assignments in a timely and effective manner.
- Supports and actively promotes the University’s Mission and Transformation 2025 Strategic Plan goals.
- Takes immediate and independent action when necessary, assuming initiative for creative problem-solving.
- Demonstrates creativity and critical thinking in achieving goals and objectives.
- Accomplishes tasks with follow-through to completion.
- Possesses an aptitude for technological development and its implications for appropriate enhancements of operations, job performance, and accomplishing results.
Work Environment, Physical Demands:
- Computer data input; multiple concurrent tasks, with intermittent service interruptions; customer contact; confidentiality; detailed work.
A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Mount St. Joseph University is an Equal Opportunity EmployerMount St. Joseph University (“the University”) is committed to providing an educational and employment environment free from discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or other minority or protected status. This commitment extends to the University’s administration of its admission, financial aid, employment, and academic policies, as well as the University’s athletic programs and other university-administered programs, services and activities. The University has designated the chief compliance and risk officer, (513) 244-4393, Office of the President, as the individual responsible for responding to inquiries, addressing complaints, and coordinating compliance with its responsibilities under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable federal and state civil rights laws. The University has designated the director of learning center & disability services, (513) 244-4524, as the individual responsible for responding to inquiries, addressing complaints, and coordinating compliance with its responsibilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.