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Associate Vice President, Development

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All questions marked ‘Required’ need to be answered in order to submit the application. It is important that your application show all of the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. If rejected, you must reapply for the position in order to be considered. An attached resume or curriculum via, a cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the position, contact information for 3 current, professional references, as well as copies of transcripts (if required) with each application.

Posting Details

Position Information

Classification Title
Job Title Associate Vice President, Development
Posting Number 2014307
Position Type Staff
Employment Type Full Time

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Associate Vice President for Development reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and works closely with the President. The Associate Vice President is a senior fund raising officer of the university, responsible for providing leadership and direction to an excellent and experienced staff and for managing a limited portfolio of major and principal gift prospects. He/she is also a member of the Administrative Cabinet, plays a significant role in strategic planning and administrative leadership in the Office of Institutional Advancement. This position allows the Vice President to work with the President on extraordinary gifts and oversee the outreach efforts to new constituencies.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities

• Collaborates with the President, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and Deans to establish annual and multi-year fundraising priorities.
• Provides day-to-day oversight and coordination of Hamline’s fundraising activities, including prospect management, proposal development, and review of fund agreements to ensure development efforts are in line with established priorities.
• Works with the Vice President and the Major Gift Officers Team to effectively manage portfolio of major gift prospects to secure annual/leadership, major, principal and deferred gifts in support of established fundraising goals, as well as ensure the effective engagement of volunteers.
• Provides day to day oversight and coordination of annual giving and development services functions (i.e., gift/records processing, research services, and donor relations) to coordinate the integration of these functions and services in support of development efforts.
• Supervises and manages the performance of the development staff.
• Works closely with the President, Vice President, board members, and other university administrators to jointly identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward key prospects and carries an appropriate major and principal gifts portfolio.
• Oversees recruiting, hiring, training and motivating of professional and administrative staff to ensure quality staffing resources and efficient operations.
• Works with the President, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the Vice President for Finance & Administration to develop the annual budget for development and alumni relations. Oversees annual operating budget to ensure fiscal performance.
• Conducts regular meetings with the President, Vice Presidents, and Deans to ensure effective communication and service delivery regarding fundraising activities, progress against goals, staffing, and other pertinent matters.
• Works closely with the Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations on annual and long-term goals for alumni involvement and communications.
• Assists in staffing the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees.
• Work in partnership with other university offices to implement a unified communications strategy to advance the missions and goals of the university and the development and alumni relations area.
• Other duties as requested

Required Knowledge, Skills and abilities

• Experience working with high-level donors; to make a persuasive case for supporting key programs and projects and to effectively match the interests of prospective donors to priorities at Hamline
• Demonstrated ability to effective lead and develop a team; ability to inspire team and volunteers
• Strong interpersonal, coaching and influencing skills
• Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills; using technology to increase the power of the presentation when relevant
• Experience in a fundraising role
• High level of energy and initiative; organized and goal-driven
• Strong collaboration skills
• Ability to lead a team without close supervision and support them to make appropriate independent decisions concurrent with University and Institutional Advancement policies
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and utilize tact and diplomacy

Minimum Education/Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
• Minimum of ten (10) years fundraising experience with proven record of success in soliciting major and principal gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations required.
• Minimum of 7 years of supervisory/management experience and demonstrated experience with budget preparation, planning and resource management
• Ability to work evenings and weekends and to be able to travel to on and off campus locations as required

Preferred Education/Experience

• Advanced degree preferred.
• Experience in higher education fundraising environment strongly preferred; comprehensive campaign experience preferred

Required Licensure/Certification/Registration

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 11/13/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of ten (10) years fundraising experience with demonstrated success in soliciting major and principal gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of 7 years of supervisory/management experience and demonstrated experience with budget preparation, planning and resource management?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you able to travel between on and off campus locations and work evenings and weekends as required?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents