The Executive Director of Advancement, reporting to the Vice President for Advancement and External Relations, provides leadership, strategy, evaluation, mentoring, fiscal and administrative oversight to the overall development program for Texas A&M University-San Antonio. A member of the divisionâ™s senior leadership team, the Executive Director manages the universityâ™s development strategies and oversight to includes major gifts, corporations and foundations relations, alumni engagement, planned giving, donor cultivation and stewardship, and advancement services and prospect research â“ aligned with the institutionâ™s goals and priorities. Understands and deploys contemporary philanthropy best practices with a record of success in fundraising to effectively integrate operations within a strategic, complex, and evolving fundraising model.Duties and Responsibilities:
In consultation with the Vice President for University Advancement:
Develops annual goals and objectives in accordance with institutional fundraising priorities and the strategic plan.
Develops strategies and tactics that to effectively position the university and resources to achieve goals and objectives related to fundraising, stewardship and alumni and donor relations.
Manages prospect management and major and principal gifts programs to ensure effective identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and planned gifts prospects.
Collaborates, convenes and guides fundraising efforts across the institution to ensure alignment with university priorities while partnering with Deans and other Academic Leaders to build their fundraising programs ensuring that gift revenue and prospect activity goals are achieved.
Assists the University President, Vice President in developing and maintaining a portfolio of prospects and donors.
Maintains a portfolio of prospects and donors from cultivation to ask and follow-up to align with university priorities.
Supports other key administrators, faculty and staff in developing, maintaining and / or enhancing relationships with prospects and donors.
Supports the Vice President in the continued development of the Texas A&M-San Antonio Foundation, board relations and associated board activities to advance development and the institutionâ™s fundraising activities and events.
Serves as a key member of future campaign planning and execution.
Consults and collaborates with the Director for Alumni Engagement and Executive Director of Integrated Marketing to meet annual goals and objectives through a comprehensive integrated and networked strategy for all development programs from conception, development, delivery and outcomes.
Manages the financial oversight and implementation of the development budget and unit resources ensuring effective implementation and use of software and technology platforms to gather, establish metrics, records, reporting and assessment including Raiserâ™s Edge within compliance standards and confidentiality.
Provides support to the University President and Vice President
Oversees planning and execution of donor prospect cultivation and recognition events and communications.
Sets performance metrics for major and planned giving activities which include prospect portfolio size, numbers of contacts and numbers of gift proposals.
Holds a selected portfolio of donor prospects.
Monitors progress toward goals and objectives and, as necessary, adjusts strategies and tactics to maximize success.
As needed, represents A&M-San Antonio at community events and other opportunities and performs duties and functions that contribute to the overall advancement of the institution.
Director of Alumni Affairs
Bachelorâ™s degree required in related field; Masterâ™s degree preferred; minimum of 10 years in responsible fundraising operations and management positions preferably in higher education; or similar experience in a complex non-profit organization, experience in a multi-year comprehensive campaign is required; thorough knowledge of current techniques in fund raising for nonprofit organizations, particularly public higher education.
Understand contemporary philanthropy best practices with a record of success in fundraising and a demonstrated ability to effectively integrate functions with a strength in the development of, proposals, and case statements of support within a strategic, complex, and evolving fundraising model.
History of securing six-figure gifts including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with annual giving strategies; success in securing gifts from both defined and undefined constituencies.
Experience in Higher Education
Familiarity with San Antonio, central Texas
Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of fundraising techniques, tax laws pertaining to gifts/donations, and grant availability raising techniques. Knowledge of university environment, trends and resources of higher education.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse groups of the University, both internally and externally. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Effective planning, leadership, teamwork and organizational skills.
The physical demands described here are representative of 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.
Please make sure to provide the following documents:
2) Cover Letter to include three professional references
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About Texas A&M University - San Antonio
Texas A&M-San Antonio provides affordable higher education opportunities to students from over 30 counties in the surrounding South Texas region, and has graduated over 5,000 students who are career-ready in a variety of in-demand fields such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology and biology.