Vice President of University Advancement
Company: CCCU - Council for Christian Colleges & Universiti
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: March 17, 2023
At MACU, we're training students to Dream Bigger and Do Greater
for the glory of God. As a small Bible college, we've been changing
lives for the last 70 years. Christian just isn't a word in our
name - it's part of who we are. We would love for you to consider
joining our MACU family. POSITION SUMMARY: The Vice President for
University Advancement leads the team securing private support for
Mid-America Christian University's programs, scholarships, and
special building project needs. This individual serves as a member
of the President's Cabinet and leads the University Advancement
(UA) team. As VPUA, this lead Advancement officer serves as a
liaison between strategic fundraising partners and Mid-America
Christian University (MACU). This employee must have a temperament
that is outgoing and positive while at the same time displaying the
self-motivation and organizational skills necessary to plan
personal contacts strategically. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
- Develops and implements a strategy to maintain regular
communications with key business leaders and relevant leaders
within the community, region, and nation.
- Advances the university's endowment development.
- Supports the President's fundraising efforts by providing
information on his donor portfolio.
- Provides monthly and annual key performance indicator (KPIs)
reporting on general fundraising and campaign efforts.
- Demonstrates visionary leadership in Advancement activities and
collaborates with the President and Board of Trustees to envision
and implement various annual and long-term fundraising
- Supervises a team of Advancement professionals who manage a
fundraising CRM or donor management software that tracks donor
prospects, manages prospect research, tracks donor history, manages
campaigns and events, and records contact notes.
- Demonstrates an ability to cultivate new prospects for major
- Exercises faithful care in protecting confidential information
regarding donors and prospective donors.
- Provides leadership over the strategic planning process of the
University Advancement office with particular direction toward
raising funds for scholarships, programs, building projects, and
- Demonstrates a willingness to gain personal fundraising
development through attendance at professional seminars in order to
be equipped to identify key individual donors and future business
partnerships for the university.
- Leads the budgeting procedures for the Office for University
Advancement, providing supervision and reporting.
- Develops and manages a portfolio of major gift prospects and
donors, which includes cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding
- Evaluates event success in their area, identify opportunities
for improvement, measure outcomes, and report back recommendations
by issuing timely recap reports.
- Ensures that Advancement events and strategies under their
purview adhere to prescribed budgets.
- Works collaboratively with the President, other advancement
staff, faculty, and other campus leaders.
- Other duties that may be assigned by the University
- Serves as a member of the President's Cabinet. QUALIFICATIONS:
Must have excellent oral presentation skills, able to speak with
large groups, and cultivate small-group camaraderie. Excellent
telephone and correspondence skills are essential. SUPERVISORY
RESPONSIBILITIES: Carries out supervisory responsibilities in
accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training
employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising
performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing
complaints and resolving problems. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or
university is preferred; advanced degrees are encouraged;
consideration will be given to exceptional fundraising or
advancement experience. COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job
successfully, an individual should have the willingness to learn
Jenzabar and a working knowledge of Microsoft software such as
Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word. The employee should be able
to access information on the Internet using Google Chrome. PHYSICAL
DEMANDS: The physical demands described here represent those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. The employee must be able to safely operate a car or
van, as well as physically travel for extended periods of time.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions. Must be willing to travel and
work after hours.
Keywords: CCCU - Council for Christian Colleges & Universiti, Oklahoma City , Vice President of University Advancement, Executive , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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