Vice President for Advancement
Carolina University is seeking a Vice President for Advancement who will be responsible for all aspects of fundraising. The primary responsibility is to raise money by establishing and successfully achieving annual and long-term fundraising goals. Working very closely with the President and senior leadership, the Vice President for Advancement will create, implement and be held accountable for a Development Plan that details how Carolina University identifies funding sources (general fund, major gifts, planned giving, use of Internet, etc.), attracts donors, plans fundraising events, and expands the donor base. This position requires a highly motivated, master professional. This position can build a strong development team from the bottom up.
Major areas of responsibility:
Strategically utilizes the President in fundraising, especially in the areas of major gifts and planned giving. As such, the Vice President for Advance will be expected to place the President in front of key donors or potential donors on a regular basis.
Uses and established network and best practices to introduce the President to a new group of prospects.
Effectively communicates the strategic vision of the University to inspire a new set of donors for increased support of CU.
Creates new giving programs that engage a new generation of individual, church, alumni and corporate donors.
Develops a new list of prospects and donors regarding the value of supporting CU’s institutional priorities.
Works as a hands-on fundraiser to secure annual donations to support the University and it programs. This includes, but is not limited to, personal solicitations, targeted appeals, grant writing, special events, and planned giving. This job requires getting out of the office and spending time with donors to develop professional relationships and solicit funds. As such, strong relationship building and solicitation skills are important.
Cultivates, preserves and strengthens donor relationships and loyalty among alumni, existing donors, board members, volunteers, etc.
Builds a new donor base at the major donor level.
Conducts targeted and personalized mailings and communications on fundraising initiatives.
Serves as the primary administrator of capital campaign activities and liaison to development consultants.
Is responsible for the administrative activities of the department including database management, reporting, development of policies and procedures related to the Development Office, archival activity, scheduling, etc.
Prepares reports for the Board and advises the Board’s Development Committee when requested by the President.
The successful candidate will:
Be an experienced, energetic fundraising professional, dedicated to the mission and vision of the University.
Have a track record demonstrating accountability for results.
Demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.
Have the ability to manage competing deadlines in a self-directed and calm manner.
Be able to maintain effective working relationships, communicating clearly and appropriately with all key stakeholders with demonstrated diplomacy skills.
Have excellent written and verbal communication including public speaking and presentation.
Has the track record appropriate with a master professional in the development field.
Has an established donor base and network for philanthropy.
Relative bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Demonstrated track record as a successful development professional.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible and successful development experience including planned giving, grant writing and capital campaign experience.
Demonstrated proficiency in development related software.
Working knowledge and/or experience with development efforts that utilize the Internet and social media.
Ability to match donor interests with priorities.
Ability to travel 20%-25% of the time (within the US).
Evidence of major gift solicitation and the ability to cultivate and deliver seven figure level giving.
This is a full-time position available immediately, and salary will be highly competitive for the right skill set and proven track record. Potential advancement within the organization is possible based on performance.
Carolina University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin in its staff employment practices. However, as a Christian organization, we do require essential agreement with our Statement of Faith.
Send résumés with cover letter and letters of reference to [email protected]. Please put “V.P. for Advancement” in the subject line of the email. Your résumé should include your current telephone number and email address. We apologize for an inconvenience, but we cannot accept applications or résumés in person, by fax or by mail.