Associate Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Position # 4234
Primary Functions and General Responsibilities
The Associate Vice President and Chief Development Officer directs and oversees the fundraising operations of the Division of University Advancement, which includes individual giving (major, planned and annual) as well as institutional giving (corporate and foundation). Additionally, the AVP/CDO manages the prospect research and prospect development functions. The AVP/CDO is him/herself an active fundraiser, and in close collaboration with the Vice President of University Advancement, manages a portfolio of principal and major gift prospects (prospects with the capacity to make gifts of $1 million or greater), and plays an important role in high level strategy and fundraising support to university leadership, especially in campaigns. Reporting to the AVP/CDO are the Directors of College-Based Advancement and Intercollegiate Athletics, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Prospect Research and Development, and the Annual Fund. The AVP/CDO is a direct report to the Vice President of University Advancement, and is a member of the senior leadership team.
Duties and Specific Responsibilities
Program Development and Management
Prospect Development, Relationships & Constituents
Donor Centered/Portfolio-based work
· Manage a portfolio of 75+ high capacity prospects, capable of making gifts of $1 million or greater to NIU.
· Personally solicit principal and major gifts, utilizing board members, the NIU Foundation President and the NIU President as natural partners and primary players, sufficient to close $5 million annually.
Training and Professional Development
Required Education and Experience
Preferred Education and Experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Critical to the Performance of this Position
Required Applicant Documents
Please submit application and documents through NIU online employment system at http://employment.niu.edu/postings/33619
Application Deadline: Preference given to applications received by 5/31/18
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.
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