VICE PRESIDENT FOR DEVELOPMENT
Number of Vacancies:
Scope of Job:
Oversee and implement a strategic plan to cultivate, solicit, and
steward gifts from all sources and ensure that the university
executes a robust program in alignment with the University
strategic plan. Provide senior leadership in developing and
ensuring strategies are in place for proactive and reactive
research in order to identify and qualify prospective donors and
potential volunteer leaders, including prospect management
Description of Duties:
- Establishes the strategic plan for the assigned areas to ensure
goals are in place for proactive and reactive research to identify
and quality prospective donors and potential volunteer leaders,
including prospect management functions.
- Provides expert oversight to the assigned leadership team and
collaborates closely with major and principal gifts, alumni
relations, special events, and establishes protocol in developing
and implementing strategies to achieve assigned divisional
- Provides leadership and strategic planning for assigned areas
within Institutional Advancement, which includes prospect research,
database management, records and reports, gift processing,
stewardship and donor relations and endowment compliance.
- Leads and creates strategic plans and implements these plans in
order to reach the ambitious fundraising goals.
- Recruits, develops, and retains talented team focused on
increasing constituent involvement and fundraising outcomes.
- Promote strategic professional development through training and
effectively partner with key university administrators, faculty,
- Serves as an advisor to the EVP for Institutional Advancement
and assigned direct reports.
- Responsible for providing leadership to the university’s
development office and is responsible provide expert advice for the
management of all development activities.
- Develops mid and long-range strategic plans for fundraising
- Works with academic leadership, particularly Deans, to identify
short and long-term priorities for fundraising.
- Participates in the planning, strategic direction, cultivation,
solicitation and stewardship activities related to the university’s
- Oversees the execution of annual giving objectives and reports
on progress of goals.
- Collaborates with faculty and staff to coordinate development
- Designs processes to capture and maintain through information
on constituencies and maximizes use of database.
- Ensures strategies are in place for proactive and reactive
research to identify and qualify prospective donors and potential
volunteer leaders; including prospect management functions.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
General supervision from assigned supervisor.
Direct supervision of assigned staff.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited
Eight (8) years of progressive responsible work experience in
development. Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of
fundraising and fundraising vehicles. Experience leading a
Use of standard office equipment.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible
amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull
or otherwise move objects. UTRGV is a distributed institution,
which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio
Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office
Excellent negotiating skills; demonstrated ability to resolve
conflict and produce resolution in complex circumstances.
Well-developed capabilities in conceptualization, problem solving,
attention to detail and task completion. Ability to supervise and
train others. Exceptional communications skills, written and verbal
communication aptitude. High degree of organization and
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
Grant Funded Position:
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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to
promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all
individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,
age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In
accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights
act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is
committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures
non-discrimination in its education programs and activities,
including employment. We encourage women, minorities and
differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of
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UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is
subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background
check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval
from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/33418