The Associate Vice President for Central Development will lead and provide strategic direction to a diverse number of fundraising unit directors and programs, including the Brown Annual Fund, Planned Giving, Academic Initiatives, Foundation Relations, Corporate Development, Biomedical Advancement, and Campaign activities and initiatives.Â The AVP for Central Development oversees a group of leaders in each of these functional areas who are responsible for the management of donor prospects, academic partners and the alignment of their philanthropic interests with Universityâ™s academic and strategic priorities. Comprehensive strategies and gift solicitations are required of the full team. This position works collaboratively with diverse departments within both Advancement and the University at large.
Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Senior Vice President for Advancement, the AVP will have primary oversight over unit directors and a staff organization of over 65 FTEs. The incumbent will work in concert with the VP for Regional Development to advance the Divisionâ™s philanthropic goals. The AVP will be a proven leader, effective communicator and team builder, inspiring employees in a high performing culture while building relationships and strengthening the collective efforts of the Division and the Brown community.
Bachelorâ™s degree and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience (development, sales, customer relations, etc.) or equivalent combination of education and experience.Â Experience in a higher education or non-profit setting preferred; direct experience with major gift fundraising and volunteer management, research and data management highly preferred.
Experience in fundraising preferred.
Proven ability to solicit and close philanthropic gifts on the $1,000,000+ level, or equivalent experience in a related field such as sales.
Proven success in planning and campaign management with the ability to execute and evaluate strategies that support activities and contribute to the overall goals and objectives of fundraising organization.
Proven personal success in the Annual Fund, volunteer management, donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship at principal gift levels.
Understanding of full donor cycle to include planned giving knowledge.
Evidence of progressively responsible management experiences in complex environments.
Demonstrated ability to inspire, mentor and motivate individual and team performance, and provide appropriate training, support and feedback to all fundraising professionals, including early, mid-career and senior level gift officers.Â Proven effectiveness at recruiting, hiring and retaining high-performance fundraising staff.Â Â Â Â
Must be able and willing to travel broadly and frequently to attend relevant programs and events; manage and mentor staff; and, meet with current and prospective donors and leadership volunteers to further cultivation and solicitation strategies.
Candidates must demonstrate a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.
All offers of employment are contingent upon aÂ backgroundÂ check and education check satisfactory to Brown.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their application.
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Associate Vice President for Central Development
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Internal Number: REQ164855
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