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Assistant Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations
Albany State University in Albany, Georgia
Date Posted 09/16/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Nature of Work:
Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement the Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations will be a polished professional who knows and understands the nature and purpose of public higher education development and alumni relations. The Assistant Vice President will oversee all central fundraising programs, including alumni relations, annual giving, prospect research, donor relations and stewardship, gift planning, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts, school-and-college-based development program.

Training and Experience

  • A Bachelor's Degree in a related area; five to ten years of progressively responsible experience directly related to fundraising and alumni relations.

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills are required. Additional qualifications include a record of success in managing or participating in fund-raising programs and soliciting funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations and a working knowledge of advancement technology systems.

  • The successful candidate must possess the ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced and complex environment and work evenings and weekend and travel as required.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • The Assistant Vice President will help create a more holistic, strategic and thoughtful approach to the development and alumni relations function of the university. As a key member of the Division of Institutional Advancement and Operations, the Assistant Vice President will play an important role in helping Albany State University prepare and launch a transformative and comprehensive fundraising campaign.

  • The following positions are direct reports to the Assistant Vice President: Director of Development, Director of Annual Giving, Prospect Research Coordinator, Alumni Relations Coordinator, Director of Development for Athletics, Prospect Research Coordinator, Donor Relations and Stewardship Coordinator, Community and Alumni Engagement Coordinator.

  • Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Assistant Vice President manages, leads and directs the day to day operations of the the overall fundraising, alumni, and donor engagement strategy in support of advancing the university's mission and strategic plan. This includes annual, major and planned gift cultivation and solicitation, corporate and foundation support, comprehensive campaigns.

  • Work with Vice President for Institutional Advancement to define and articulate the image and priorities of the university.

  • Manages and cultivates a personal portfolio of major gift prospects and provides guidance to the President and Vice President for managing their personal portfolio of major gift prospects.

  • Supervises personnel and identifies strategies to continuously improve individual and departmental performance and outcomes

  • Collaborate effectively with Albany State University Foundation on fundraising initiatives.

  • Establish strong relationships with corporate leaders, government officials, donors, alumni and the advancement community in the interest of gaining knowledge and resources to support university mission.

  • Shall complete all other tasks as assigned by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the President of the University.

Required Applicant Documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Facts About the Institution:

Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, medical and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment.

EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement:

Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education.

The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 2400 Gillionville Road, Suite K-111, Albany, Georgia 31707, Director of Human Resources at 229-500-2026. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, New Student Center, 2nd Floor, Green Zone (Room 2-140), Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-500-3442.

Disability Statement:

Applicants who have a disability and who need special services or facilities to apply or to interview should contact Human Resources at 229.500-2026. EEO/AA employer

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