Texas A&M University-San Antonio is seeking an experienced senior leader to join the team as the Vice President for University Advancement (VPUA). Reporting to the President, the VPUA serves on the President's Cabinet, the Foundation Board and other University committees. The VPUA provides leadership and vision for the Advancement needs of a growing University. This position is a key advisor to the President and is critical to the current and future success of our University. As such the VPUA must possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead in a dynamic fast-paced environment. To view full Prospectus visit: http://www.tamusa.edu/humanresources/job-opportunities/index.html
Qualifications and Skills:
The Vice President for University Advancement (VPUA) will have a proven track record in excellent leadership in all aspects of fundraising and development, alumni engagement, and marketing and communications programs and possess experience in managing a complex system of advancement functions and roles. The successful candidate must possess the ability to work closely with key constituents and stakeholders at all organizational levels to provide reliable leadership and strategic counsel in University advancement affairs. The candidate will be able to demonstrate a record of accomplishments in leadership and management responsibilities. The successful candidate will be resourceful, forward thinking, enthusiastic, innovative and have a collegial style. This position serves as a trusted advisor on matters of philanthropy, donor development, stewardship, alumni relations and overall University marketing and serves as a key partner to the President and senior staff. Furthermore, the successful applicant will bring a superb history of major gift cultivation, solicitation and stewardship and demonstrated experience in leading, training and nurturing an effective team.
The VPUA will be an entrepreneurial leader and team builder who will be able to envision and articulate a coherent vision for University advancement programs. The VPUA will be able to work effectively within an organization that is emerging and establishing its identity and structure, and inspire, lead and develop directors within the various roles of University Advancement. The successful candidate will inspire confidence, eloquently articulate the Universityâ™s academic values and vision, skillfully advance the mission of the University to external constituencies and represent the President at community events and with external audiences. The successful candidate will have an open and communicative style, with confidence to explore issues and willingness to offer an opinion that may not always be popular. Creativity, vision, charisma, strong presence, responsiveness, honesty, motivation, initiative, and ability to navigate organizational ambiguity are all traits that will be highly valued. In addition, the strongest candidates will have:
Bachelorâ™s degree and seven or more years of progressively responsible experience in the field of advancement, preferably in a higher education environment.
Proven track record of securing major gifts, planning campaigns and annual giving programs, working with alumni groups and developing a strategic plan for advancement.
Shaping overall strategy for University communications in his/her capacity as a key advisor to the President to include University branding and supporting enrollment management.
Experience overseeing a sophisticated multi-platform communications program and marketing plan involving publications, web, social, video, public speeches (i.e. imaging and visual design).
Substantial leadership and management acumen.
Experience in managing director-level professionals within advancement disciplines.
Experience in leading organizational growth, team-building and professional development.
Strong supervisory and managerial skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, delegate responsibility, and inspire and motivate staff, alumni, volunteers, donors and board members.
Excellent oral and written communication and public speaking skills to effectively represent the University to internal and external constituents.
Experience as a team-oriented leader with a high level of integrity and diplomacy.
A proven record of promoting diversity, equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Experience in working within a start-up and/or developing organization is helpful.
Applications are accepted only through the online job portal at:
Internal Number: R-013906
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.
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