Summary The Associate Vice President for Development will set strategy and provide leadership for major gift officers and corporate and foundation relations gift officer, manage a portfolio of major gift prospects and serve as campaign manager for future campaign initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities
Leads the Development team in planning and implementing long and short-term strategies to secure gifts from alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations.
Work with the VP to establish measurable goals to increase fundraising results that are achievable and aspirational
Maintains a portfolio and solicits major and planned gifts.
Mentors, trains, supervises and evaluates staff.
Develops strong, positive relationships with the college community.
Keeps abreast and implements best practices in the Development profession and evaluates new and emerging giving ideas for potential implementation at Washington and Jefferson.
Helps to develop and implement policies related to fundraising in collaboration with the VP.
Serve as campaign manager for future fundraising initiatives.
12+ years of experience, preferably within development.
Successful track record in major gifts and development team leadership in senior leadership roles.
Possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
Successfully complete a driver's license verification on an annual basis.
Complete the National Safety Council Defensive Driver Training once every three years.
Ability to relate well to, and understand the needs and interests of the alumni community to strengthen their engagement with the college.
Consistent track record of designing, implementing and executing on successful development strategies that have resulted in significant increases in engagement and participation.
Shown success in leading collaborative relationships and utilizing data and technology to build strategic plans and new initiatives.
Ability to initiate, follow-through, analyze, monitor, and evaluate programming.
Interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the college's priorities through developing excellent working relationships with faculty, senior academic leaders, trustees, the alumni association, and other volunteers, and college advancement teams.
Personal belief in mission, goals and objectives of private higher education.
Proven problem solving and reasoning skills, analytical skills and oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
This position requires the supervision of gift officers.
The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.
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Washington & Jefferson is a private liberal arts and sciences college located 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. Our entire community is focused on student success. To that end we offer an On-Time Graduation Guarantee, opportunities to study all over the world through our Magellan Project and a committed staff of career counseling experts. For more than 200 years, our alumni have been influencing change in business, politics, the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, state representatives, doctors, researchers, writers and teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.