The Advancement Office at Whittier College seeks an Associate
Vice President of Development. Reporting to the Vice President for
Advancement, the Associate Vice President of Development is
responsible for managing Whittier College’s fundraising program
through oversight of Major and Leadership Gifts, Foundations and
Government Relations, and Planned Giving. The Associate Vice
President will play a significant role in developing and leading
strategic fundraising campaigns.
The Associate Vice President is a senior fundraising officer of the
college, responsible for providing leadership and direction to an
excellent and experienced staff and for managing a limited
portfolio of major and principal gift prospects. She/he is also a
member of the senior management team, and plays a significant role
in strategic planning and administrative leadership of the
Advancement division. This position works in close concert with
Division and campus colleagues to secure significant philanthropic
support for Whittier College, and facilitates the President and
Vice President’s efforts to secure extraordinary gifts and oversee
outreach efforts to new constituencies.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full time
Salary Range: $125,000-$150,000; Salary will
commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
Reports To: Vice President for
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main
- Provides day-to-day oversight and coordination of Whittier’s
fundraising activities, including prospect management, proposal
development, and campaign operations.
- Works with the Vice President, and major gift officers to
effectively manage a portfolio of major gift prospects, secure
annual/leadership, major, principal and deferred gifts in support
of established fundraising goals, and ensure the effective
engagement of volunteers.
- Oversees the Director of Development and Alumni Programs to
monitor and coordinate annual giving programs as well as alumni
engagement objectives toward total fundraising goals.
- Oversees the Office of Foundations and Government Relations to
expand and enhance strategic government, and foundation
partnerships and spur investment in transformational initiatives
- Builds and sustains a high-performing fundraising team by
developing and mentoring staff, and investing in their professional
growth. Develops systems to cultivate and celebrate collaboration,
creativity, and continuous learning.
- Manages a personal portfolio of six, seven and 8-figure
prospects, identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding
principal and major gift prospects for College priorities.
- Establishes strong and appropriate relationships with the
President, Board members, faculty, administrators, staff, students,
donors, and alumnae to advance the division’s fundraising goals in
conjunction with the College’s strategic priorities.
- Work closely with the President, Vice President, board members,
and other university administrators to jointly identify, cultivate,
solicit, and steward key prospects.
Non-essential Functions of the Job:
- None identified at this time.
Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience: The candidate
will have a rich development background (minimum 7+ years), with
progressive fundraising experience in major and planned gifts,
preferably in higher education. Experience leading
comprehensive capital campaigns is preferred, as well as experience
interfacing with advancement services to develop data and process
infrastructure in growth settings. Must be a highly energetic
professional with a strong spirit of entrepreneurship, and be a
proven manager and builder of teams.
Knowledge and Education: The candidate
must possess exceptional organizational skills, strong written and
oral communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, keen
attention to detail, proven negotiation and mediation skills, and a
creative and positive attitude toward the advancement of Whittier
College. Requires ability to handle multiple assignments with
minimum supervision while meeting strict deadlines. Must be
able to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic
advancement plans. A Bachelor’s degree is required, a
Master’s degree preferred.
Application Deadline: Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California. To be
considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and
resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or
mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E
Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.
Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity
Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants
because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry,
physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic
information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic
protected by State or Federal Law
Location/Region: Whittier, CA (US - 90608)