Vice President for University Development
Job Duties/Responsibilities • Lead the overall fundraising strategy of the University, including annual fundraising activities, planned gifts cultivation, and capital campaigns. • Develop and manage a portfolio of prospects, including personal cultivation, solicitation, closing of gifts, and stewardship. • Build and maintain relationships as a University representative with donors, friends, alumni, and community organizations and individuals both in Charleston and Beckley, West Virginia. • Support the President’s development activities through the management of contacts, research, and strategy planning. • Hire, train, supervise, and support all of the members of the University Development Office in a team-focused working environment. • Support and coordinate board members, administrators, faculty members, and volunteers in raising funds for the University. • Oversee and coordinate the fundraising activities of all University departments and organizations, including academic departments, student organizations, University Builders, and the University of Charleston Athletic Network. • Work collegially with other vice presidents and foster productive relationships with all institutional groups. • Promote the University by conducting cultivation events for donor prospects and by representing the University at social functions. • Oversee the work of alumni relations, annual fund, major gift solicitation, grant writing, donor research and recognition, record keeping and reporting, and related functions. • Accept other duties as may be requested. Qualifications/Requirements • Five-plus years of increasing responsibility in fundraising or in a position requiring the same skills and knowledge • Five-plus years of experience in directing, overseeing, or managing a work team • Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree preferred. Desired Qualities and Competencies • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and strategic direction • Confidence and independence in exercising leadership and representing the University to external constituents • A high level of energy and the intellectual capacity to partner effectively with a President with clear priorities and high expectations • A self-starter with a sense of urgency, a clear set of priorities, a strong work ethic and the ability to adapt to change • The ability to be engaging with a wide variety of audiences while gaining their respect and trust • Comfort in forming and working with clearly identified financial and donor contact goals • Willingness to travel and to be involved in evening and weekend activities Application Information: Salary commensurate with experience and expertise. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and three references (including contact information) to: Ms. Laura Wellstead University of Charleston Office of the President 2300 MacCorkle Ave SE Charleston, WV 25304 firstname.lastname@example.org The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.