Assistant Vice Chancellor Development, Major Gifts
Texas Christian University
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Internal Number: 497852
The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development, Major Gifts leads a high-performance team to secure high-level philanthropic investment for TCU’s people and programs – through effective planning, implementation and evaluation of donor-specific strategies. This includes ensuring the Major Gifts program has clear strategic objectives, measurable outcomes, aspirational work plans and performance metrics, and that it is well-positioned for university-wide benefit and service. The Assistant Vice Chancellor leads by example, managing a personal portfolio of high-level prospective donors to engage, cultivate, solicit and steward. The Assistant Vice Chancellor serves as a key member of the Development Management Team and actively participates in strategic planning, budget development and goal-setting and analysis at a leadership level. This position also serves on the Internal Campaign Planning Committee and as a staff liaison to the National Campaign Committee and as such, coordinates strategy and communication with this volunteer group.
Duties & Essential Job Functions:
1. Creates, executes and evaluates success of donor-specific strategies for individual portfolio – this includes identifying fundable projects and packaging them appropriately for consideration by prospective donors. 2. Ensures that all major gift fundraising strategies are consistent with the university’s strategic plan and campaign goals and priorities. 3. Recruits, trains, mentors and retains a highly effective Major Gifts team that supports division-wide and university efforts. 4. Fosters an environment of collaboration, cooperation and excellence, including establishing equitable and consistent metrics for team accountability. 5. Regularly evaluates comprehensive performance of team, identifies opportunities for improvement, measures outcomes and reports recommendations. 6. Creates, executes and evaluates measurable success of volunteer engagement plans. 7. Participates in problem-solving and innovation for the University Advancement division as appropriate. 8. Collaborates across all University Advancement departments to achieve transformational results for TCU. 9. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree. • 7 years of development experience with demonstrated success in closing major gifts, conducting personal visits with prospective donors, and managing multiple projects simultaneously. • Proven willingness and ability to lead a team.
Preferred Education & Experience:
• Master’s degree in business or related field of study. • Experience in higher education development. • Proven track record of building and managing a successful team. • Previous experience in utilizing complex centralized CRM system to meet fundraising goals. • Previous experience leading volunteer groups.
• Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation techniques, preferably in a complex academic setting. • Knowledge of communications, presentation and interpersonal relationship techniques. • Skill in problem solving, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking. • Skill in developing a collaborative and inspiring team approach that is supported by data-centered rigor and a strong emphasis on accountability. • Ability to travel frequently. • Ability to work as a team-oriented strategist. • Ability to achieve success within a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. • Ability to build productive, long-term relationships with senior university leaders, faculty, staff, volunteer groups and high-level donors. • Ability to prepare complex and detailed proposals and related materials. • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive personal information. • Ability to use technology (e.g. PC, iPhone, iPad/laptop, videoconferencing technology, Microsoft Office suite, customized CRM system, and Ovrture/Advizor, etc.) as needed to achieve goals. • Ability to travel and attend evening and weekend programs and activities as required.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information. • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication. • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions. • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting. • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs. with or without accommodations.
• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours. • This role is an on campus, in-person position, but requires frequent travel. • There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job. • The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
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