Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Development

Position Title Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Development Position Number 091631 Department University Advancement-VC - 500000 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University.
  • Minimum of ten years of senior-level fundraising and high-level administrative experience in higher education or in non-profit organizations, including a successful track record of managing and supervising a team of fundraisers or similar experience commensurate with these qualifications.
  • Experience managing a portfolio of prospects and a proven track record of closing major gifts.
License/Certification Required Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Serve as the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor.
  • Lead, supervise, and train a team of development directors that represent different areas of the University, while managing her/his portfolio of high-level prospects.
  • Lead and supervise a prospect management team to ensure prospect portfolios are strong and research is being conducted on top prospects.
  • Serve as a resource consultant for all development officers to develop joint strategies and solicitations for key major gifts and corporate/foundation prospects with an emphasis on collaboration, teamwork, and open communication.
  • Provide consultative advice to the Vice Chancellor and senior university administration on advancement issues and direction.
  • Understand current funding needs of the university and potential funding opportunities of the areas of the university through frequent interface with administrators, deans, development officers, and department heads.
  • Provide institutional guidance on the pursuit of gifts and the pursuit of grants.
  • Prepare briefing materials, proposal ideas and solicitation strategies for fundraising calls and oversee the development of promotional brochures and written material in support of specific fundraising activities.
  • Coordinate advancement efforts by the Appalachian State University Foundation Board of Directors.
  • Assist the Vice Chancellor by promoting sound fundraising practices using metrics for accountability measurements.
Suggested Salary Range Commensurate with experience Physical Demands of Position Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:
Cover Letter
List of References with Contact Information

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. Inclusive Excellence is the intrinsic value that a diverse population adds to the learning, teaching, and decision-making processes of an institution.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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