Reporting to the President, the Chief Advancement Officer is
responsible for identifying and developing strategic partnerships
and opportunities that will advance the mission of FNU. This
includes coordinating relationship building to raise the profile
and involvement of FNU in the midwifery and advanced practice nurse
profession, among peer institutions, among mission aligned non
profit institutions in the academic arena, and with high profile
individuals or stakeholders. The Chief Advancement Officer works
closely with the President to plan and implement a fundraising
strategy to build the endowment and raise funds for the
organizational budget consistent with the mission and purpose of
FNU. Primary responsibilities include designing and
implementing the annual comprehensive fundraising plan, creating
and implementing FNU’s strategic communications and marketing plan,
and serving as a member of the President’s Cabinet. This position
leads a team that is responsible for the following advancement
functions: development, alumni relations, external affairs, grants
management, marketing and the FNU Courier Program.
This position has direct managerial
responsibility and oversight of the Office of Advancement.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and implement, monitor and
refine, in collaboration with the President and Advancement
staff, strategic organizational initiatives to meet revenue goals,
cultivate new prospects, and increase overall funding.
Identify, pursue, and cultivate
strategic relationships and partnerships with individuals and
entities designed to advance the mission and vision of FNU.
Coordinates relationship building to
raise the profile and involvement of FNU in the midwifery and
advanced practice nurse profession, among peer institutions, and
among mission aligned non profit institutions in the academic
arena, and with high profile individuals or
Develop and implement donor
stewardship strategies, including managing the organization's major
giving and recognized donor program.
Manage the organization’s donor
pipeline including identifying, qualifying, cultivating, and
soliciting major gift prospects for FNU’s fundraising priorities
and oversee others’ cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
activities, while providing timely reports on activities.
Utilize best practice to oversee the
planning, coordination, and implementation of all annual, special,
and capital fundraising campaign activities, including events and
programs, committee meetings, marketing, and progress reports, to
meet fundraising goals.
Secure major, capital, and planned
gifts, as well as advanced annual gifts and endowment
Oversee federal and private grants
programs including research, proposals, grants administration and
Manage the direction and coordination
of the Leadership Council relationships, including collaborating on
sponsorships and associated fundraising activities.
Create and direct the planned giving
program, including preparation of outright and planned gift
proposals, development of marketing materials, and reporting.
Responsible for the Office of
Advancement’s overall budget.
Collaborate with the Executive
Vice-President for Finance and Facilities to identify and organize
constituent and gift classification, reporting, and overall
Supervise the Courier Program
Coordinator helping to guide the annual plan for the Courier
program and develop strategies to engage former Couriers in the
work of FNU.
Oversees the creation and
implementation of FNU’s strategic marketing and communications
plan, including print and digital communications, email marketing,
and social media.
In collaboration with the Director of
Marketing and Communication, develop and implement strategies to
position Frontier Nursing University as a leader in distance
learning for advanced practice nursing and midwifery and
demonstrate the impact of graduates on the communities they
Oversee design, production and
distribution of annual reports, newsletters, direct mail, marketing
materials, signage and other marketing materials.
Oversee public relations functions,
including managing contract public/media relations professionals
and developing key messages.
Serve as a member of the President’s
Cabinet participating in institutional planning for FNU with a
focus on developing programs that strengthen the profile and
financial resources of FNU.
Serve as the staff liaison for
Advancement to the Board of Directors and the Advancement
Actively participate in the
advancement profession to keep Frontier visible among higher
education peer institutions.
Adhere to the elements of the Culture
Provide service to the University
through activities such as involvement in FNU shared governance
(e.g. committees, workgroups), FNU sponsored activities (e.g.
charity drives, community-outreach activities), and/or service to
the profession (e.g. presentations, profession organization
Engage FNU’s goal of antiracism in
Periodically act as a representative
of FNU in an official capacity.
Other pertinent and appropriate
duties as assigned.
Demonstrated ability to build a
culture of philanthropy within an organization.
Strong communication and
interpersonal skills, ability to cultivate relationships.
Proficiency in organizing and
prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment;
- Customer service knowledge.
- Additional experience in fundraising, donor relations, and
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited
institution of higher education required, Master degree
Ten (10) years’ experience in
nonprofit fundraising with a thorough knowledge of fundraising
Supervisor experience of a 3+
department and external consultants.
Experience working with donor
databases software and reporting.
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution of
higher education preferred.
- Higher Education fundraising experience.
- Additional higher education or professional certification.
This position reports directly to the
This position will work primarily in
Versailles, KY and is eligible for some remote work.
Some evening and weekend work is
In and out of state travel