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Associate Vice President - Development
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Dec. 1, 2020
Title Associate Vice President - Development
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Major Gifts and Development Programs
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Associate Vice President - Development

Position Category: Executive


Utah Valley University (UVU) is seeking an Associate Vice President. The Associate Vice President (AVP) of Major Gifts and Development Programs is a caring, professional, inspiring, and ambitious leader who will drive success in Utah Valley University's (UVU) fundraising.

The AVP manages all aspects of UVU's Major Gift Officers (MGOs) and Gift Planning teams, including: hiring; training; performance management; and college, school, and program assignments; and collaborates closely with deans and program directors. The AVP manages the Donor Relations and Annual Giving departments, including donor engagement and stewardship programs; the President's Emerald Society (UVU's most engaged donors); and all aspects of alumni and community annual giving.

The successful candidate will lead with exceptional care for donors and staff, while focusing clearly on strategy, accountability, and results. The AVP also oversees a portfolio of principal major donors and cultivates relationships with high-net-worth individuals and potential corporate partners.

The AVP collaborates with and advises the President and Vice President of Institutional Advancement (IA) on university fundraising priorities and strategies; works closely with other areas of campus and IA to accomplish fundraising goals; and serves on the IA Executive Team and IA Leadership Team.

For more information about UVU and this position follow this link:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelors degree in a directly related field, plus four years of experience related to the Summary of Duties of the position or any combination of higher education and/or directly related experience totaling eight years.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

*UVUs history, culture, governance, operations, strategic priorities, the composition of student-body, academic programs, leadership and stakeholders, and all other matters pertinent to becoming an effective storyteller on the university, its people, and mission.
  • Fundraising procedures and techniques, including the ability to apply this knowledge and mentor others to do the same.
  • Gift planning strategies and techniques.
  • Management and administration, including preparation and analysis of budgets and the review of expenditures in conformity with budgets.
  • Interpersonal skills to manage professional staff and adhere to UVU Policies and Procedures.
  • Team leadership, including career development and feedback-giving.
  • Comprehensive fundraising campaigns

  • Proven fundraising track record.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Strong aptitude with standard office productivity software, which must include MS Office programs.
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.

  • Plan strategically, think critically, and communicate effectively.
  • Motivate others and deliver outstanding results by focusing on team effort and collaboration.
  • Able to train and mentor a high-performing team.
  • Work with academic, business, philanthropic, and community leaders, representing UVU in an excellent manner in all external interactions.
  • Understand the comprehensive operation of an institution of higher education.
  • Manage records and databases.
  • Work with high energy, a sense of urgency, and strong accountability.
  • Plan effective fundraising strategies and execute them well.
  • Freely navigate the campus, visit other campus locations, visit donors homes and businesses, and attend local and national meetings.
  • Secure personal transportation.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)

Physical Requirements:

General office environment requires ability to see, hear, speak, fine hand manipulation for computer work, standing, walking.

Personal transportation will be critical to the successful performance of this role.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: STA57920

Open Date: 11/30/2020

Review Start Date: 01/04/2021

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Please submit a minimum of 3 references within the application. References may be contacted at any time during the search process.

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Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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