Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Communication and EngagementPosition Number::
008173Full-time or Part-time::
University AdvancementPosting Number::
EHRA (Non-Faculty) Job Category::
Commensurate with Education and ExperienceMinimum salary::
Commensurate with Education and ExperienceMaximum salary::
Commensurate with Education and ExperienceOverall Position Competency::
EHRADescription of primary duties and responsibilities::
Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit: Description of Work Continued::
The Division of University Advancement is specifically charged with attracting private sector resources to support the primary mission of FSU which is “to provide students with the highest quality learning experiences that will produce global citizens and leaders as change agents for shaping the future of the state.” Specifically, the Division of University Advancement provides support, expertise, and leadership to: secure private and public financial resources for support of the annual fund, special projects, student scholarships, the endowment, and other institutional programs and priorities and campaign initiatives; properly steward and appropriately recognize our supporters; heighten awareness of our unique brand to key publics in domestic and international markets; serve as a resource in providing information to the campus community about fund-raising initiatives and constituency relations; involve our supporters and friends in the life of the University through a variety of special events and other constituent-specific initiatives; develop programming and benefits to strengthen alumni ties and encourage lifelong support of their alma mater; & foster creative and quality communications, internally and externally, to keep stakeholders accurately informed about institutional achievements and our continued progress toward educational excellence!
Primary Purpose of the Position: Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::
The Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Communication and Engagement in the Division of University Advancement is responsible for developing and coordinating a matrix of communication and donor relations strategies focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of support for all campaigns, stewardship initiatives and fundraising efforts. Directs and oversees the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program. Ensures effective coordination between the areas of major giving, annual giving, communications and donor relations. Serves as a member of the University Advancement senior leadership team as well as the university-wide communications council to maintain high-level consistency across all academic and administrative platforms.
Duties and Responsibilities
Serves on the senior leadership team for the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement. Directs and oversees the day-to-day operations of the annual giving, donor relations and special events, and communications programs, including special projects. Researches and implements emerging trends and best practices in these areas and makes recommendations for improvement.
Develops and implements the annual calendar of activities that enhances outreach efforts including annual giving fundraising initiatives, special events, printed materials, web-based communications, social media, stewardship programs and other special projects. Acts as project manager to determine and allocate the resources (staff time, funding, and equipment) required to complete activities and meet deadlines while maintaining or exceeding the standard of excellence.
Provides strategic direction and oversight for a robust annual giving program which includes ensuring that FSU grows in this area as measured in terms of total dollars raised, percentage of participation, consistency of giving and average gift size. Provides strategic direction and oversees the operations of donor relations and special events, and communications programs to advance the mission of the Division by maintaining strong relationships and addressing the needs of alumni, donors and friends.
Measures and analyzes results and evaluations of the annual giving fundraising strategies, marketing and communication strategies and donor relations strategies to determine effectiveness and formulate plans for future refinement and enhancement. Creates and manages budgets to ensure the most effective use of allocated resources. Manages vendor relationships, including contract negotiation.
Leads, motivates and manages the growth of the donor programs operation. Responsible for hiring, orientation, on-going training and professional development and performance planning and evaluation of the staff, as needed.
Adheres to University policies, procedures and regulations. Performs any and all relevant duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Vice Chancellor for Advancement.
A Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field and a minimum of three years of experience in fundraising, communication or related fields.Preferred Qualifications::
Advanced degree preferred. Open Until Filled::
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Experience in a higher education environment and/or non-profits.
YesAdditional Information for Applicants:
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.EEO Statement::
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). Veteran's Statement:
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