Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Associate Vice President for Advancement Administration (AVP) is a senior member of the division’s Executive Team and provides strategic leadership for the division’s infrastructure and resource deployment (broadly defined). As chief operations officer, the AVP will drive efficiency, effectiveness, and quality by enhancing the coherence and integration of core service functions, administering resources strategically and creatively, and cultivating a robust talent management program.
The AVP will provide leadership in best practices and is responsible for the development and execution of policies, guidelines and procedures including, but not limited to, gift acceptance, counting and reporting standards, prospect management, naming and recognition, donor recognition and acknowledgment, gift and endowment reporting, advancement communications, staff performance management, and human resources related guidelines.
This position has no direct solicitation responsibilities but works closely with the leadership of division to meet the overall fund development goals of the university.
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- A master’s or other advanced degree required.
- A minimum of 10 years progressively responsible administrative experience in a university setting or an equivalently complex institution including goal setting, creating new programs and managing a budget; a minimum of 5 years managing or leading a team, including mentoring and developing staff.
- Campaign experience is preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to relate effectively with internal and external members of the university constituency; sensitivity to long-term relationship building and stewardship.
- Ability to work as a successful member of a senior management team; excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills; a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality required.
- Leadership skills to lead a dynamic team.
- Strong analytical skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.