Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement-Fundraising

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date Posted: 10-26-2016
Founded in 1979, we are an independent professional graduate school with a dynamic student body and a professionally accomplished faculty.  Our curriculum and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services emphasizing the ability to understand and work with diverse populations.
Position Summary:
We are seeking a dynamic and proven administrator for the position of Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement (AVPA). The AVPA will report to the President and serve as a member of the president’s cabinet to provide the vision and strategic leadership for fundraising efforts around institutional initiatives of the highest value and priority.
This key leadership position provides extraordinary vision, strategic direction, an entrepreneurial spirit, and effective management for the Office of Institutional Advancement.
Principal Duties:
  • The AVPA will oversee the development of an advancement strategic plan, alumni affairs and college relations
  • build and lead a dynamic team
  • develop a strong infrastructure for annual and capital campaigns
  • responsible for establishing strong relationships with key constituents, strengthening ties with the national communities, working effectively with government and business representatives, and enhancing alumni relations
  • set the vision and strategic direction for programs that seek to involve alumni and friends in advancing the fundraising priorities
  • work closely with the President and key constituents in planning and implementing programs to advance institution.    
  • Professional credibility, intellectual depth, and collaborative skills to garner the trust and confidence of the President, senior staff, faculty, Trustees, students and other key constituents
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated presentation abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work across a complex organization, and provide inspired leadership
Position Qualifications:
  • Minimum of five to seven years’ experience in advancement/fund-raising is required   
  • Creative, professional, and entrepreneurial spirit; strong intellectual curiosity
  • Deep understanding of and appreciation for the philanthropic process and individual giving behaviors combined with direct solicitation experience
  • Experience in higher education desired
  • Ability to raise donor sights, articulate aspirational goals and ideas, set priorities, present philanthropic opportunities, and close gifts
  • Working knowledge of planned giving, financial and/or estate planning concepts is highly desirable
  • Excellent understanding of strategic campaign techniques and other campaign development tools
  • Comprehensive campaign experience desired
  • Proven ability to motivate staff to keep them engaged, energized and focused on results
  • Advanced degree strongly preferred
  • proven advancement officer with a record of successful fundraising
Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
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