Caldwell University invites applications for an Assistant Vice President in the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. The department is currently in the silent phase of a comprehensive campaign with 50 percent of the goal attained. The AVP will play a critical role in the attainment of this goal. The incumbent will be an experienced fundraiser with strong leadership skills. She\he will have regular interaction with the President, Trustees, Campus Leaders, and other key Constituents. The successful candidate will have excellent relationship building skills, demonstrate experience in alumni relations and have familiarity with planned giving practices.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities include:
Work with the Vice President to maximize the result of the major and annual giving efforts in support of established institutional goals.
Manage a portfolio of major and planned gift prospects and achieve annual revenue goals.
Develop and implement an infrastructure that sustains and grows major gift activity in support of campaign priorities.
Engage the President, Campus Leaders, Trustees and key volunteers, as appropriate for solicitation and stewardship.
Create strategies and programs for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospective and current annual donors which grow both donors and overall philanthropic support.
Implement a stewardship plan which ensures donors are acknowledged, informed, and engaged in a meaningful way throughout the year.
Identify and use best practices to develop outcomes assessments and metrics to measure group and individual success and accountability.
Oversee communications including social media accounts, newsletters, magazines, and websites to maximize university branding and spotlight key campaigns.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s of CFRE preferred, plus 8-10 years of Development experience with a record of demonstrated success. Proficiency in Raisers Edge and Microsoft Office software is required.
Caldwell University is a private, Catholic, coed four-year university with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. It’s 25 undergraduate programs, 27 graduate programs and one Ph.D. program, including online and distance learning options, prepare students for today's global marketplace. Students enjoy 12 NCAA Division II athletic teams and numerous clubs, fraternities, sororities and activities on a beautiful 70-acre campus located in the suburbs of Caldwell, N.J. The university was founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell. The university's core values of respect, integrity, community and excellence influence academic and campus life. For more information about Caldwell University, visit caldwell.edu.
Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter specifying position, and complete contact information from three professional references.
Caldwell University is an EOE.