About the AVP for Development: CCAD's development department is seeking an experienced leader who enjoys fast-paced roles, can work independently with little supervision, is a critical thinker, and has the ability to multi-task to fill this role. The development staff is a highly collaborative and cohesive team, providing a range of high-quality services for our faculty, staff, and students. Ideal candidates will have at least three years of experience. We are dedicated to our mission of being an agile, trusted, strategic partner who delivers sustainable service and solution that contribute to the CCAD's success through the attraction, retention and engagement of a talented creative, diverse and inclusive workforce.
SUMMARY: The Associate Vice President for Development is responsible for providing vision and oversight to the Development department which advances the mission of the college through fundraising, alumni and student engagement, and the promotion of CCAD within the Central Ohio community and beyond. The AVP oversees and provides leadership for all aspects of CCAD's development and fundraising operations including major gift solicitation, prospect research, annual giving, gift processing and acknowledgement, stewardship strategy, grant writing, and alumni engagement. Additionally, the AVP manages a select portfolio of individual and corporate donors while seeking to identify and cultivate new potential donors. The AVP sets the vision and goals for the college's annual and long-term fundraising efforts in collaboration with the President and Senior Vice President for Institutional Engagement. This position requires experience as a major gifts officer, strong organizational skills, managerial acumen, demonstrated cultural competency, and a willingness to attend Central Ohio arts and cultural events. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Institutional Engagement (SVP), the Associate Vice President oversees a staff of five full-time employees.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:
Manage a portfolio of individual and corporate major gift donors through the full gift cycle including initial contact, cultivation strategy, direct solicitation, gift agreement creation, and ongoing stewardship
Assist the college in preparation for a major capital campaign in alignment with the vision of the President and Board of Trustees
Strengthen the major gift pipeline through cultivation of new major gifts prospects
Utilize research and strong relationship management strategies to expand and strengthen the college's pipeline of potential donors
Oversee alumni relations and collaborate with CCAD community members to develop effective strategies for sustained alumni engagement and giving
Work closely with the SVP for Institutional Engagement and other campus partners to cohesively manage and leverage corporate relationships
Sets a strategy for procuring sponsorships for college events including Chroma: Best of CCAD, the Fashion Show, among others
Ensure a positive donor experience through meaningful stewardship activites and strategic communication with individual and corporate donors
Interact closely with the Board of Trustees, former trustees, and major donors to ensure sustained engagement with the college
Develop annual giving goals, track progress, and develop reports for senior administrators
Represent CCAD's Development department at internal and external events; attend targeted events to network with current donors, prospective donors, and community partners
Ensure the successful coordination of all Development department events including local and national alumni engagement activities, the annual Celebration of Excellence, and the Fashion Show
Manage the Development department budget, forecast future needs, and work with senior administrators to ensure resources for goals
Provide leadership to the Development department by organizing staff meetings, facilitating communication channels, and promoting a collaborative team-oriented work environment
Ensure effective processes, policies, and data management strategy to support a highly functional development operation
Engage in occassional travel (regional and national) on behalf of the college for alumni and donor events
Serve as a member of the college's Senior Staff and Strategic Leadership Teams
Serve as a member of the External Relations Committee of the Board of Trustees and other Board committtees as directed by the President
Other duties as assigned
Directly supervises three full-time employees and responsible for oversight of a team of five full-time employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with CCAD's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; motivating and incentivizing strong performance; and addressing performance improvement needs.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree or post-graduate training and education in fundraising and development preferred
Minimum of three years successful experience in development required with direct experience soliciting gifts; five years of experience with fundraising preferred
Development work within a higher education setting preferred
Exhibit initiative, optimism, and enthusiasm
Exhibit an ability to understand the needs and interests of CCAD donors in order to foster relationships between donors and the college
Possess successful experience in making "cold calls" as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies
Demonstrate strong personnel management and the ability to bring events and projects from vision to reality in a timely and dynamic manner
Exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills
Exhibit professionalism and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information
Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
Demonstrate proficiency with a variety of software programs, including the Microsoft Office Suite; experience with Raiser's Edge preferred
Possess the ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends and travel as required
The employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear
The employee is required to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms
The employee is occasional required to stand: walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
Specific vision abilities required to do this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
Occasional travel is required
The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate
COMPENSATION: This position is full-time, exempt. Compensation is commensurate on experience and qualifications. CCAD offers a benefits package including: vacation time, additional paid time off while the college is closed during winter break, sick time accrual, health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, 403B retirement contribution, tuition remission, free campus parking, and free admission to the Columbus Museum of Art.
HOW TO APPLY: Visit www.ccad.applicantpro.com/jobs/ to submit your application. When asked to upload application materials, please submit a resume/CV and a cover letter. If you are applying from any website other than CCAD or Indeed, you will receive a follow up email 3 hours after your initial submission directing you to follow the link and complete your application. You must complete this two-step process, or your application will be considered INCOMPLETE.
About CCAD:Columbus College of Art & Design, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest private art and design colleges in the United States with more than 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students choose from 12 majors: With strong exhibition and visiting artists programs and a commitment to the integration of business and art, CCAD is a leader in art and design education.
About Columbus:Columbus is among the Top 10 best U.S. cities for new college grads and one of the top 10 creative scenes in the country as well as one of the 15 most affordable cities in the U.S. As one of the nation's largest college towns Columbus is the type of city where creative activities flourish. There are eight distinct cultural districts that surround CCAD and there are more than 165 restaurants, pubs, and clubs in downtown alone. CCAD is a campus community located in the heart of this vibrant city.
EEO Statement: As an educational and cultural institution, a culture of equity and inclusion is not an add-on at CCAD, rather it is central to how we define creative excellence and the health of our institution. CCAD believes that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. CCAD sees Art & Design as universally inclusive and inherently unbiased. CCAD is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from
About Columbus College of Art & Design
CCAD’s campus is a vital and growing “urban learning village” of 1,350 students located in downtown Columbus, a smart, open, and growing city with a metro-area population of 1.4 million. Offering BFA and MFA degrees, the College, as a matter of values and practice, focuses on the development of applied creative thinkers.