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Vice President of University Advancement

Company: CCCU - Council for Christian Colleges & Universiti
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 initiatives.
  • 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 donations annually.
  • 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 growth priorities.
  • 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 those donors.
  • 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.
  • Implements
  • Works collaboratively with the President, other advancement staff, faculty, and other campus leaders.
  • Other duties that may be assigned by the University President.
  • 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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