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Associate Vice President - Institutional Advancement
DATE:   7/19/2013
JOB TITLE:   Associate Vice President
JOB STATUS:   FT
FLSA STATUS:   Exempt
WORK LOCATION:   Clet hall
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   VP - Institutional Advancement
DEPARTMENT:   Institutional Advancement
SECTOR:   Institutional Advancement

SUMMARY:

Under broad supervision, the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement is responsible for the coordination and delivery of Niagara University’s comprehensive advancement program generally and supervising directly major gifts, planned giving and advancement services and areas of external relations where outcomes are designed to enhance the mission of the institutional advancement sector.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Manage and supervise the development and execution of annual operations plans and strategies for the effective delivery of integrated fund and resources development that will support the University and its mission;

Oversee and manage the execution and the effective operations related to major gifts, planned giving, advancement/donor stewardship, and prospect and all other mission-related market and data research;

Develop and implement a plan to establish lasting relationships with appropriate corporate and public/quasi-public partners that will effectively and qualitatively support the mission of the University.

Create and implement a plan to cultivate and solicit honorary degree and other award recipients of the University for philanthropic purposes.

Coordinate and oversee sponsorships for the annual President’s Scholarship dinner.

Identify and recommend to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the President of the University candidates to be considered for membership on the University’s Board of Advisors.

Related to the previous responsibility, coordinate recruitment and relationship management, including the scheduling and hosting of meetings and events, designed to introduce the President of the University and Vice President of Institutional Advancement to prospective members of the University’s Board of Advisors

Meet or exceed department and sector financial and external relations goals as established by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement;

Manage and solicit a personal portfolio of principal, lead and major gift prospects including individuals, foundations, trusts, and corporations;

Oversee and execute special projects, programs and activities as assigned by the vice president of institutional advancement the outcomes of which will assist to increase the value of both philanthropic support and documentable in-kind services that will benefit the mission of the University;

As directed by the vice president of institutional advancement, participate and collaborate as a full and active member of the senior staff of the University with the leadership of all academic, administrative and other operations sectors in areas or activities that require project and program planning and their concomitant funding development;

Assist to maintain a positive and motivated sector environment conducive to the success of the sector’s mission;

Assist to provide professional expertise, consultation, strategic direction and material support to sector staff in the execution of the sector’s mission;

Maintain technical, professional, and financial services expertise;

Review and apply all policies and procedures defined in the University’s Affirmative Action and diversity plans;

Perform other duties consistent with the mission of the sector as assigned by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. 




GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

30% Oversee and manage the execution and the effective  operations related to major gifts, planned giving and advancement/donor stewardship, and prospect and all other mission-related market and data research; 

30% Develop and implement a plan to establish lasting relationships with appropriate corporate and public/quasi-public partners that will effectively and qualitatively support the mission of the University.

40% Manage and solicit a personal portfolio of principal, lead and major gift prospects including individuals, foundations, trusts, and corporations. 

 

 

 


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
 

1.    Significant experience in senior level management of advancement activities in higher education or for other major not-for-profit institutions.

2.    Ability to establish respectful, ethical, high level and enduring relationships with high net worth and other individuals identified as philanthropic prospects and investors in the University’s mission.

3.    Strong and demonstrable interpersonal, written, publications and verbal communications skills.

4.    Strong analytical skills and experience required for sector planning and outcomes assessment.

5.    Knowledge of and expertise of philanthropic giving vehicles, including IRS and other tax regulations, related to effective management of philanthropic solicitations.

6.    Ability to work in non-traditional business times, including weekends and evenings, and to travel for extended periods away from the University’s campus to visit potential prospects for philanthropic gifts as well as to maintain stewardship relationships with current donors and investors.

7.    Ability to drive a personal or University vehicle for University business as required.


ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS:
 

The ergonomic requirements for this position include the ability to perform responsibilities in a normal manner that includes sitting for written and other desk-related work and standing for extended periods for events and other social engagements. Tasks include working on PC or lap top computers, calculators, fax machines, cell, smart or landline telephones, copy machines and other office technologies where each requires and involves extensive hand and wrist movements. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.


QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:
  1.  Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with seven year’s related experience or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with five year’s related experience.
  2. A valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.


Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:

The University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, age, marital status, predisposed genetic disorder, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. The University also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment or discrimination. All such discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This policy protects and covers the conduct of all employees, without regard to job title or status. Anyone engaging in the above mentioned conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge or termination of any other status.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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