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Vice President for Development

University of South Carolina
South Carolina, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Apr 4, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time
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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the University of South Carolina in the search for a Vice President for Development.
Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Development will serve as the chief development officer for the University of South Carolina flagship research campus in Columbia, as well as Palmetto College—comprising four two-year regional institutions (Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, and Union)—and Palmetto College Online, the online degree completion program. The Vice President for Development will have a coordinating role with the chancellors, deans, and development offices at the three University of South Carolina, four-year, comprehensive institutions in Aiken, Beaufort, and Spartanburg. The Vice President will have strategic oversight and management of a comprehensive development effort in support of the University of South Carolina system and the President’s ongoing priorities to include the next capital campaign. Overseeing approximately 90 positions and budget of more than $10 million, the Vice President will provide campaign guidance and leadership of development activities to secure private philanthropic support for all constituent units on the Columbia campus, which includes both campuses of the School of Medicine, as well as all constituent units of Palmetto College.
The University of South Carolina enjoys a rich history of more than 200 years of academic leadership and continues to build on that tradition by bringing the opportunities of higher education to new generations. From its founding in 1801, the University has persevered and evolved into a major research university, dedicated to educating the whole student. Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the nation’s leading first-year experience, the University of South Carolina’s students—as early as their first hours on campus—are warmly welcomed to this diverse, inclusive, student-focused campus, and can immediately access programs and opportunities designed to help them reach greater levels of personal and academic success. In 2021, the University drew 35,388 students from around the world, while making higher education more accessible for South Carolinians. With over 300 areas of study and 9,426 degrees awarded in 2021, academic pathways have the flexibility to be tailored to the individual plans or interests of the student.
University of South Carolina strives to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. It recognizes that diversity in its workforce is essential to providing academic excellence, and critical to its sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. It celebrates the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of its employees. The University believes that diversity and inclusion is necessary to achieve academic and institutional excellence. Every student, faculty, and staff member not only matters, but their unique perspectives are the core of the University's strength and success.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least ten years of fundraising experience with progressive management responsibility, including senior level management, within a complex nonprofit organization/system, preferably within institutions of higher education. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of University of South Carolina as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

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