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Associate Vice President, Philanthropy & Engagement

Company: Texas A&M University - Commerce
Location: Commerce
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job TitleAssociate Vice President, Philanthropy & EngagementAgencyTexas A&M University - CommerceDepartmentVice President Of Philanthropy & EngagementProposed Minimum SalaryCommensurateJob LocationCommerce, TexasJob TypeStaffJob DescriptionSUMMARY:The Associate Vice President (AVP) for Philanthropy & Engagement will serve as a crticial member of the team, providing strategic leadership to the Universitys Philanthropy, Annual Programs, Alumni Engagement, and Philanthropy Operations units. The AVP plans, organizes, and executes the major gifts program and is the primary tactical, administrative, and management officer for the Vice President for Philanthropy & Engagement.DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Co-leads planning, coordination, implementation, and management of the Universitys Philanthropy & Engagement division, providing oversight of fundraising strategies, annual and quarterly goals, and solicitations to ensure targets are met.
  • Oversees directors staff, budget, programs, and projects, interacting regularly with staff to ensure reporting of fundraising finances. Establishes a culture that ensures resources are directed to areas of greatest return, contributing to a comprehensive plan that scales up fundraising and engagement and supports sustained growth as the university works toward a capital campaign.
  • Ensures unit plans are developed in a thorough and consistent framework, metrics are defined and tracked, monthly/annual plans are submitted, initiatives are monitored for completion, and budgets are effectively utilized.
  • Manages a targeted portfolio of major and principal gift prospects, involving the Vice President for Philanthropy & Engagement and President when appropriate.
  • Ensures the right team members are directing efforts to areas of greatest productivity.
  • Serves as chief operations officer and prepares and supports staff in gift development. Arranges for appropriate training and professional development to be available and utilized for development of support staff.
  • Represents the university at public functions and events, including social and professional gatherings at the direction of the Vice President for Philanthropy and Engagement.
  • Serves as the approver and signee in the absence of the Vice President for Philanthropy & Engagement.
  • Maintains familiarity with important issues relating to higher education, fundraising, and financial planning, remaining informed on best practices that advance University support and engagement.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    • Education: Bachelors degree.
    • Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Minimum of eight (8) years related experience including fundraising success in major gift development and solicitations. Supervisory and operations management experience. Demonstrated experience in donor relations, alumni relations, and working and communicating with volunteer leaders and donors. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent presentation skills. Strong work ethic, personal integrity, and strategic thinking.
    • Ability to: Understanding of relational fundraising and skill to convincingly articulate needs and goals that motivate potential donors to make gifts. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to prioritize. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
    • Licensing/Professional Certifications: Valid drivers license required.
    • Physical Requirements: None
    • Other Requirements: NonePREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:Advanced degree (Masters or Doctorate) or certification in an appropriate area of specialization. Higher education fundraising experience. Capital campaign experience. Database application experience using Raisers Edge.SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:Executive Director of Philanthropy, Director of Philanthropy Operations, Director of Annual Giving & Special Programs, Director of Alumni Engagement.INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process the My Experience page has a section provided Attachments (Resume/CV, References, Cover letter, etc.) to upload required documents.
      • Use the Upload button to add each document.
      • You will be able to upload up to 5 documents. Be aware that the maximum size allowed for any one document is 5MB.
      • All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered.
      • Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
      • Please do not withdraw your application in an attempt to upload a missing document, instead please email HR for help.Please provide the following documents:
        • Cover Letter
        • Resume/CV
        • Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
        • Transcripts (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required upon acceptance of verbal offer). If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective staff member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.If you need assistance, please contact us at HR.Hiring@tamuc.eduAll positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institutions verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institutions procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity. We are Commerce. We are Lions!Welcome! We are excited that you want to forge your future with a career at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Our main campus is located in Commerce, Texas, at the eastern edge of North Texas with multiple instructional sites as well as a robust online presence. We are proud to be one of the largest universities in the prestigious Texas A&M University System.Since 1889 A&M-Commerce has educated the people of Texas and, ever increasingly, points beyond. We remain true to our founder William Leonidas Mayos creed of ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to others.Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to and promotes equal opportunity for all. This commitment includes equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and program accessibility. It is also committed to make its workplaces, campuses, and programs accessible to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Furthermore, we encourage and foster a workplace community where individuals are valued for their diverse backgrounds. Texas A&M University-Commerce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to Diversity.If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (903) 886-5080 or

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