Northern Arizona University — Associate Vice President, Central Advancement #604939

The Associate Vice President, Central Advancement will lead cross-institutional fundraising priorities and programs for NAU Advancement|Foundation at Northern Arizona University. The AVP, Central Advancement is responsible for the comprehensive strategy, performance, and supervision of existing and new Central Advancement fundraising programs, including annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, planned giving, principal giving and strategic initiatives fundraising including the Office of Native American Initiatives. The position also provides oversight of the North Valley Campus operations for Advancement|Foundation. The Central Advancement team is a high-performing, collaborative team that works across the institution and cross-functionally within NAU Advancement|Foundation to secure gifts supporting university-wide priorities, initiatives, and programs. The AVP will ensure effective strategy, implementation, evaluation, reporting and refinement of Central Advancement activities to support and achieve the division’s annual and Comprehensive Campaign goals and objectives. This includes ensuring the Central Advancement program has clear strategic objectives, measurable outcomes, aspirational work plans, performance metrics, and is well positioned for university-wide benefit and service. They will serve as an active member of the Advancement Executive Leadership team, assisting with strategic planning and implementation of Advancement priorities. The AVP will be responsible for personally managing a portfolio of donors and prospects. This position reports to the Vice President for Advancement and the Chief Executive Officer of the NAU Foundation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of major gift fundraising experience in a comprehensive development program, preferably in higher education
  • Minimum of 5 years leading/managing/supervising development professionals with demonstrated ability in managing staff, hiring, performance management, and skills assessment and coaching
  • Significant experience in cultivation, solicitation and closing of significant major gifts ($100,000+)
  • Comprehensive campaign experience, preferably within a higher education institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field
  • Experience with central development and constituent development operations
  • Demonstrated experience in program development, implementation, and review, as well as budget and resource management
  • Proven ability to build and lead teams within discrete units as well as across an institution to achieve/exceed annual strategic goals and objectives
  • Demonstrated experience working in and with a culturally diverse community

Annual Salary: Commensurate with experience. **The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Additional Info:
Please note this position will be in located in Phoenix, Arizona

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