Vice President of Institutional Advancement, USciences

Posted by University of the Sciences on April 17, 2017

Vice President of Institutional Advancement
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Job description
The University of the Sciences (USciences) Vice President of Institutional Advancement leads the University’s efforts in fundraising and alumni relations. This includes, but is not limited to, engaging multiple external audiences to advance the University’s mission and vision and to enhance the University’s image. The Vice President serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet and reports to the President.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities

1.Provides leadership and vision for the University’s advancement division

a. Leads the management, integration, and alignment of the advancement division, including development and alumni relations
b. Participates in, manages and monitors strategic initiatives related to the University at large and as specifically applicable to Institutional Advancement
c. Coordinates the team of advancement leaders to set and achieve identified, measurable and strategic goals

2. Serves as USciences chief advancement officer
a. Manages, develops, staffs, organizes, and executes University’s fundraising efforts
b. Works across campus and externally to build support for, and institutional involvement in, fundraising
c. Builds and nurtures a culture of philanthropy on and off campus
d. Leads and implements capital campaigns and other fundraising initiatives with a focus on both short term and long term initiatives

3. Serves as a senior member of the Bicentennial Committee, leading and coordinating philanthropic and alumni efforts

4. Works with the President, University leadership and the Board of Trustees to determine priorities and secure funding for those priorities

5. As a member of the Cabinet, serves as a senior advisor to the President and as a collaborator and partner with other members of the Cabinet

6. Supports and contributes to the University’s vision, mission, and goals while providing strategic direction and leadership for fundraising and alumni relations.

7. Establishes and fosters productive relationships with all University constituents

8. Keeps current on USciences programs and student, faculty and staff initiatives, while networking with senior development officials regionally and nationally

9. Provides leadership, shared management and oversight of alumni activities promoting relationships that begin and endure from matriculation

10. Supports and serves as liaison to the Board of Trustees Advancement Committee

Additional Duties

1. Works with donors to engage and inspire them and to increase their participation in the life of USciences personally, professionally, and financially
2. Develops a culture of philanthropy internally, through policies, procedures, budgets, and people, and externally that can position the University to have success in fund raising
3. Manages and continuously improves advancement policies, operating procedures, reporting systems, and structures to support the advancement division and to be compliant with all applicable policies
4. Manages the operations of the division and build an internal culture of teamwork, trust, and excellence
5. Develops and manages appropriate budgets
6. Coordinates alumni outreach and manages key events on and off campus
7. Generates new programming and strengthens existing programming
8. Enlists colleagues throughout the University community to identify and champion opportunities for collaboration in order to promote a stronger USciences identity
9. Serves on University committees as requested
10. Other duties as assigned by the President

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