• Mount Pleasant, MI, USA
  • Jun 11, 2019
Full time Executive

Job Description

The Vice President for Advancement will be responsible for providing strategic senior leadership in the design and implementation of a comprehensive capital campaign and other institutional advancement programs, including alumni relations initiatives. As a member of the executive team, the Vice President for Advancement will report to the President and will work closely with other academic and administrative leadership to strengthen and significantly increase fund raising efforts that play a key role in advancing the mission and vision of Central Michigan University (CMU). The advancement function includes responsibility for capital campaigns, annual funds, corporate and foundation relations, major/principal gifts and gift planning, endowments, development operations, stewardship and alumni relations efforts.

Bachelor's degree.Five years of fundraising or development experience.Demonstrated experience with a comprehensive capital campaign.Leadership or managerial experience with increasing responsibility.Ability to successfully lead, motivate and manage professional staff.Ability to create fundraising strategies tied to the broader institutional vision and educational objectives.Knowledge of strategies employed in all major development functions.Proven record of fundraising success.Demonstrated record of major gift cultivation.Familiarity and/or experience with alumni relations programs.Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.Ability to promote collaboration and build positive relationships with others.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Team player who is highly motivated, a self-starter and a dedicated professional.Must be able to work nights and weekends.

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