Assistant Vice President for University Advancement
Tennessee Tech University
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Articulate compellingly Tech’s case for support as well as the transformational difference philanthropy can make at the University. Inspire and motivate staff and volunteers to give their best efforts to advance Tech philanthropically. Partner effectively with unit-level leadership (e.g., deans, chairs, directors) so as to generate synergistic advancement activity (emphasis on written proposals) that leads to higher levels of private gift support. Maintain currency as an advancement leader through professional development and ongoing facility with the latest problems, issues, and trends in higher education. Manage a portfolio of donors and prospective donors who are best positioned to make the greatest philanthropic impact for Tech. Lead and manage the fundraising team, including the regional directors of development and directors who helm the corporate & foundation relations and planned giving programs. Provide strategic leadership in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors, including individuals, corporations, and foundations. Establish measurable goals and objectives for University Development team; assist each team member in the fulfillment of these aims. Serve on the University Advancement leadership team. Assume other duties as assigned.
Required: An earned bachelorís degree from an accredited institution. Eight years of relevant experience, including five years of professional fundraising experience in either a non-profit or higher education setting and three years of supervisory experience. Ability to design, plan, manage, and implement a fund raising program. Exceptional communication skills, orally and in writing, appealing to diverse audiences with varying expectations. Ability to travel extensively. Ability to lead and mentor staff. Proven ability to raise money from a diverse set of constituents. Willingness to adapt to changing circumstances. Demonstrated record of gift closure.
Preferred: Masterís degree from an accredited institution in business administration, public administration, leadership, or relevant field of study. Successful performance in supervisory positions of increasing levels of responsibility. Ability to cast vision, translate vision into an actionable plan that can be implemented, measure results, and make changes as appropriate. Fundraising experience with an organization in a major campaign; higher education campaign experience a plus. Experience with onboarding new employees, conducting staff training, mentoring fundraising staff, and evaluating employees. Established record of working synergistically with and exerting influence over employees who are not in oneís primary area. Understanding of organizational culture as well as how an organization attains and maintains a position of health. Experience in engaging volunteer leaders in meaningful activity (e.g., developing campaign materials; strategizing about goals, objectives, and tactics; and interacting with an advisory or governing board).
SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience; Administrative Pay Grade EX25. The University offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick leave day per month, and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants will be required to apply online at https://jobs.tntech.edu/postings/10994 and electronically upload a cover letter demonstrating how the applicant’s credentials meet the qualifications, resume, copy of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), and complete contact information for three references. References will be contacted at a later date. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.
APPLICATION SCREENING DATE: Initial screening will begin November 28, 2018; open until filled.
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