Posting Date: September 16, 2016 Posting End Date: Open Until Filled
Position: Vice President of Advancement and Development
Location: Office of Advancement and Development
Status: Full Time
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University becoming an "Outcomes-Oriented University," the ideal Vice President of Advancement and Development will possess the willingness to use their expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.
Tuskegee University’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
- The Vice President for Advancement and Development is the chief advancement officer and reports directly to the President of the University.
- This person is responsible for overseeing and providing exceptional management of the University’s advancement office.
- Planning and directing all fundraising and development activities;
- Manage the University’s integrated advancement units which include fundraising, development, alumni relations, marketing and communications.
- Assist in the orchestration of the University’s comprehensive capital campaign; cultivation and solicitation of major gifts, prospect research and management, alumni relations.
- Working closely with campus constituencies to develop and implement a vision consistent with the University’s strategic plan.
- Work with existing donors and help forge new ones to build the University’s visibility and impact;
- Diversify the institution’s donor base/pipeline; and work intensively and build a culture of philanthropy in the community.
- Bachelor’s degree, (an advanced degree in an appropriate field is strongly preferred)
- Minimum of ten years of full-time, progressively more responsible management experience in institutional advancement, including significant service in a successful capital campaign; demonstrated experience in supervising professional staff, including the development of administrative skills and building of professional support staff competencies
- Demonstrated ability to maintain and foster productive relationships with external stakeholders
- Demonstrated ability to raise and secure funds from a variety of sources
- Demonstrated ability to coordinate, attract, and close major gift funding support for a university or large non-profit organization
- Demonstrated knowledge of and successful experience in planned giving, donor cultivation, and solicitation
- Demonstrated senior leadership experience with strategic and budget planning in a complex organization; and the ability to define a vision, set goals; and strengthen the institution’s culture of philanthropy
- Must be a team player
- Provide excellent customer service in a courteous manner
Commensurate with education, training and experience
**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **
APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.
Office of Human Resources
1200 West Montgomery Road
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088