Requisition ID: 2019-1992 # of Openings: 1 Category (Portal Searching): Other Position Type: Regular Full-Time City: Logan Job Classification: Exempt College: University Advancement Department: Institutional Development Advertised Salary: Salary and excellent benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications
Overview Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Collegiate Development serves as a key member of the leadership team and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting the collegiate-focused fundraising programs at Utah State University. The AVP is responsible for all fundraising activity supporting the college and academic program units. The AVP will foster an engaged work environment and inspire a shared vision by strategically aligning effort and resources and promoting trust among major gift officers and college stakeholders. He/she must have a proven record of building and managing results-focused teams with a leadership style that inspires others to improve their effectiveness and develop as leaders and fundraisers. As the leader of Collegiate Development, the AVP will take an active role in attracting talented fundraisers to the organization and will invest in the professional development and mentorship of the entire team. The AVP will collaborate with executive leadership, peers, and partners within the organization and across the University to advance the strategic priorities of Utah State University. In addition, the AVP will serve as a key member of the Principal Gift Workgroup and will assist and lead major gift solicitations. This position requires travel.
Responsibilities Core responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Provide strategic leadership and direction to the collegiate development team to drive development and increase total contributions.
Work closely with University administrators and volunteer leadership to maximize and optimize fundraising opportunities.
Utilize industry-wide concepts and effective practices in fundraising planning, strategy, and implementation.
Work with academic unit leaders to determine programmatic goals, budgeting, and evaluation of constituent fundraisers.
Collaborate with advancement leadership and university colleagues to ensure gratifying gift and engagement experiences for USU donors and volunteers.
Facilitate successful multi-college/unit projects by ensuring proposals, gift acquisition, and stewardship activities that are donor-centric and that balance individual college/unit needs and requirements.
Work with advancement staff and key campus leaders to develop and/or manage an overall fundraising strategic plan that fully deploys advancement's support services.
Build, maintain, and nurture a high-functioning team that is aligned with advancement's vision, budget, and plans for growth.
Effectively lead change throughout the AVP's areas of influence, emphasizing gift production, collaboration, and professional development. Cultivate a culture of excellence among college fundraisers and development staff by continually setting and achieving goals, learning from missteps, and sharing successes to elevate the team.
Accurately and effectively implement a performance management program that provides continual employee feedback and recognition. Conduct regular and timely performance appraisals that inspire accountability, success, continuous improvement, and professional growth.
Serve as a member of the Principal Gift Work Group (PGW) and Campaign Strategy team.
Serve as a mentor and role model for all staff, exemplifyingUSU's mission, vision, and values.
Represent Utah State University at alumni events and meetings with current and prospective donors throughout the United States and possibly abroad.
An earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
Five to ten years of experience working as a university professional fundraiser with progressive promotion to increased responsibilities.
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of current theory and practice in the philanthropic field.
Proven ability to develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising programming, communications and engagement strategy including emerging social media tools and techniques.
Demonstrated track record of success in leading, mentoring and inspiring staff to achieve goals and fostering an attitude of staff responsiveness.
Reasonable experience with fundraising techniques, including annual fund activities and organizational campaigns or funding initiatives.
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal/relationship-building skills.
Superior skills in leadership, operations management, board management and fiscal management.
An advanced academic degree.
Significant achievement leading and coaching professional fundraisers with documented success in achieving goals.
Experience and success with comprehensive capital campaigns.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience, qualifications.
Skills & Competencies:
Significant accomplishment in major gifts fundraisingand closing complex giftswith demonstrated success in closing gifts of $500,000 or more.
Demonstrated experience building successful, productive, and collaborativerelationships with top university administrators, deans, and trustees.
Demonstrated experience staffing high-end advisory boards and committees.
Extensive supervisoryand coachingexperience of professional staff.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, as well as analytical, research and management skills.
Familiarity with fundraising.
Maturity, ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment.
Demonstrated success in working with boards and foundations comprised of prominent corporate and community volunteers and alumni.
Knowledge of and commitment to the use of information technology to support advancement programs.
Strong interpersonal skills, particularly with donors, volunteers, and staff members from diverse backgrounds.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from internal and external audiences.
Commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.
Ability to position the President to maximize her potential as a fundraiser for the university.
Willingness and ability to travel; evening and weekend work is required
Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders (students, alumni, faculty, staff) from diverse backgrounds.
Maintain dignity and self-control in difficult situations.
Disclaimer: This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
Required Documents Along with the online application, please attach:
Cover Letter to be typed/pasted during your application
ADA Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.
University Highlights Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah's land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.
A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.
The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.
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