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Adler University: Associate Vice President for Leadership Giving
Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Associate Vice President for Leadership Giving is a key role responsible for managing, growing and cultivating a portfolio of major donors and donor prospects, and, provide supervision for three Advancement professionals. The expected time allocation of duties is 70 – 75% of external, major gifts work and 25 – 30% of internal, operational and staff management functions.
The three direct reports to the Associate Vice President for Leadership Giving include a Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Director of Annual Giving, and Director of Alumni Relations. The Associate Vice President will play a key role in helping to optimize the department’s fundraising methods by balancing best practices with a creative outlook to maximize philanthropic growth and operational efficiencies in order to make a lasting impact on how Adler University approaches philanthropy. Experience with capital campaigns is key to this role as Adler University has just launched its first campaign. In the 15 months since launching, 25% of the campaign’s $10M goal has been raised.
Adler University seeks an accomplished and strategic professional with a minimum of seven years of fundraising experience with a recent concentration on managing a portfolio of Major Gift donors and prospects, and experience managing a team of fundraising professionals in a fast-paced culture. She/he will have strong knowledge of fundraising best practices, a creative and enthusiastic viewpoint, and be passionate and committed to Adler University’s mission. She/he will have a strong sense of accountability, take initiative, as well as be adaptable, highly organized, persuasive and detail-oriented, with the ability to build collaborative relationships and foster trust both internally and externally. This person must be a good listener and equally comfortable and professional when interacting with volunteer leadership, colleagues, faculty, students, alumni and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will exhibit personal integrity, honesty, zeal and compassion.
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This position offers a competitive salary with very competitive benefits. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.
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