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Associate Vice President of Development & Alumni Affairs

Quinnipiac University
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

Job Details

Quinnipiac University seeks applications for an Associate Vice President of Development & Alumni Affairs (AVP DAA).

In this role, you will serve as a member of the Vice President for Development & Alumni Affairs' senior management team and will serve as the Chief Operating Officer of the Division.

You will supervise the major gift fundraising activities in the schools and colleges, athletics, as well as corporate and foundation relations. You will play a central role in major and principal gifts, both in designing and managing gift officer metrics, as well as strategy development for the President, Vice President, Deans and others. You will also develop a personal portfolio of prospects. Working in close coordination with the Deans, Vice President, Provost, and President as needed, you will work to ensure that major gift fundraising efforts address goals and needs of the University and units within the University.

This role will personally play a key role in major gifts work with primary focus on cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts of $100,000 or more.

Additionally, this role supports the Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs in his/her activities, work with the Board of Trustees, and interactions with the President.

About Quinnipiac:
Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” Quinnipiac has been named a “Great College to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please . An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.


60% - Supervision/Management: The Associate Vice President of Development & Alumni Affairs supervises the Directors of Development in Quinnipiac's schools and colleges, athletics, corporate and foundation relations. The AVP DAA is responsible for helping them establish and achieve aggressive financial and visit goals annually. Over the course of the year, the AVP DAA is responsible for monitoring expenditures and continually revising forecasts toward year-end progress. The AVP DAA is responsible for monitoring all major expenditures and personnel actions in the units that he/she supervises.

15% - Strategic Planning/Administration: As a member of the Vice President’s senior team, the AVP DAA will serves as Chief Operating Officer and assist in broader divisional planning, administration, and management.

15% - Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Development and Alumni Affairs in support of division priorities.

10% - Prospect Development: The AVP DAA will develop and maintain a personal portfolio of major and principal gift prospects.

Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Master's degree preferred
  • 15+ years of progressively responsible development experience, with at least 7 years’ experience in higher education
  • Recognized high-level expertise and accomplishment in major and principal gifts fundraising, with substantial demonstrated success in closing gifts of $100,000 or more
  • Technical understanding of, and experience working with, planned giving instruments and marketing of planned giving programs
  • Demonstrated experience building successful, productive relationships with top university administrators, deans, and trustees
  • Demonstrated experience staffing high-end advisory boards and committees
  • Extensive supervisory experience of professional staff
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, as well as analytical, research and management skills
  • Familiarity with fundraising systems and strong command of MS Office Suite of products
  • Maturity; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Position may require travel, evening and weekend work to attend events or meet seasonal deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Advertised: April 26, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:


Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university in Hamden, CT where students engage in an educational experience that’s both personal and challenging from faculty who care deeply about student outcomes. We offer a diverse range of programs and courses, including our industry-leading dual-degree programs, to approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 2,700 graduate, law and medical students.

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