Prairie View A&M University — Vice President for Development

Vice President for Development
Office of the President

The Office of the President at Prairie View A&M University invites applications for the position of Vice President for Development. This position serves as the University’s senior development officer by providing strategic development and operational leadership for the Office of Development & Institutional Advancement which includes planned giving, major gift procurement, comprehensive and capital campaigns and corporate and foundation relations. Additionally, this position is the major gifts fundraiser on behalf of the University and serves as the lead strategist for soliciting gifts and donations; oversees all fundraising staff; coordinates with the President, Deans and the PVAM Foundation; oversees work with alumni, donors, corporations and foundations; and functions as the chief spokesperson for all matters related to the University’s fundraising efforts. This position serves on the President’s Cabinet.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vision and plan for advancement activities and programs across the university through collaboration with the President, Provost, Vice Presidents and Deans to coordinate and prioritize university advancement goals. Additionally, this position will be the driving force in strategic and operational leadership in advancing university’s mission through the attainment of development goals; the design and execution of a comprehensive institutional advancement plan that generates income from individuals, foundations and corporations. Candidates for this position must have the acumen to develop and establish philanthropic relations with alumni, college deans, athletics, development officers, department heads, faculty, staff and students. Candidates must also have a strong vision and remain actively engaged in leading staff and volunteering to institutionalize philanthropy and fund development within the organization while promoting accountability and ensuring a high level of compliance standards and the effective stewardship of funds.

Prairie View A&M University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, is a public land grant university located 45 miles northwest of Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth largest city. It has an enrollment of more than 9,400 students and offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines. The University’s target service area for undergraduate, graduate and outreach programs includes the Texas Gulf Coast Region; the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor; and urban Texas centers.

QUALIFICATIONS: Interested applicants must have a Master’s degree and seven (7) years of senior level fundraising experience in university advancement and/or development with a successful record of accomplishment in direct solicitation, prospect management, annual giving, major and planning giving management and leading capital campaigns. Demonstrated understanding of a comprehensive advancement program. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to lead and manage annual giving programs, planned giving programs, corporate and foundation outreach programs and major gift fundraising. Must have a proven track record of successfully closing on major gifts.

Exceptional communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively with other leaders of the university to establish an inclusive vision and plan. Skills and ability to hire, train, supervise and inspire professional advancement staff. Demonstrated ability to incorporate data-driven decision making into planning and execution of programs and activities. Understanding of land-grant universities, as well as the ability to absorb and partner with the unique culture of an institution and its surrounding community and supporters.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The position will remain as open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. To apply for this position, please visit our website at: Interested applicants will be required to submit a complete online application as well as a resume or curriculum vitae and cover letter. For assistance, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 936-261-1730 or

Prairie View A&M University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disability Employer