Associate Vice President for Development & Alumni Engagement

The College of New Jersey
September 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:$165,000 - $175,000
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Job Description - Associate Vice President for Development & Alumni Engagement (23001392)

Job Description

Requisition Title
  • Associate Vice President for Development & Alumni Engagement (23001392)
  • Description

    To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

    Job Title: Associate Vice President for Development & Alumni Engagement Job Category: Non- Unit Post Date: August 23, 2023 Close Date: N/A Salary: $165,000 - $175,000 For non-unit positions, salary commensurate with experience and is accompanied by a competitive benefits package.

    Position Summary:

    The College of New Jersey is seeking an individual to serve in the role of Associate Vice President of Development & Alumni Engagement. This position provides the vision, leadership, management and accountability for the overall fundraising program for the College with the primary responsibility for increasing overall private support. This position will report to the Vice President of College Advancement and serve as a member of the Advancement Leadership Team.

    Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide organizational and strategic leadership for the Office of Development & Alumni Engagement.
  • Provide leadership to a fundraising staff that includes major gift, planned gift, corporate and foundation relations, and annual fund officers.
  • Provide leadership and oversight to the Annual Campaign and special targeted campaigns.
  • Develop goals, strategies, and tactics for the successful execution of all fundraising initiatives.
  • Manage a personal portfolio of major gift prospects, and meet annual metrics related to contacts, solicitations, gifts, etc.
  • Determine fiscal requirements of department and prepare budgetary recommendations; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditure of budgeted funds.
  • Research, review and summarize development information and/or external data. Prepare related reports and/or briefs for the Vice President accordingly.
  • Independently research, prioritize and follow-up on multiple issues and concerns addressed to the Vice President relating to development, including those of a sensitive and/or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral and/or response.
  • Serves on the College Advancement Leadership Team.
  • Work collaboratively with the College's executive and academic leadership, faculty, staff and key volunteers to maximize constituent engagement and achieve the College's philanthropic goals.
  • Ensure that fundraising activities are in alignment with the College's strategic plan and guided by industry best practices.
  • Perform related duties as required.
  • Desired Skills and Experience :

  • Undergraduate degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • A minimum of eight years of progressive experience in development, with at least five of those years in higher education management. Public college or university fundraising experience is strongly preferred.
  • Strong supervision and mentoring skills with a track record of motivating and evaluating multiple staff members
  • Advanced knowledge of major gift fundraising and capital campaigns
  • History of success developing and managing relationships with campus administrators, volunteer leadership and major donors/prospects
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and a clear, concise writing style
  • Professional in appearance, demeanor, and decision-making
  • Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Experience in executing a major comprehensive campaign at the university level, fund raising in a public university setting and professional certification in development activities;
  • Knowledge of budget planning;
  • Demonstrated ability using technology to advance strategic goals;
  • Demonstrated track record of community engagement.
  • Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of the position. If the requested accommodation(s) cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, the applicant may not be eligible for the position.

    Employer Qualifications:

  • Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and reference checks.
  • About TCNJ

    TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings.

    Application Instructions

    Qualified candidates should apply online at: [email protected] and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable candidate is selected.

    SAME Applicants

    If you are applying under the New Jersey "SAME" program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references by the closing date listed above to: [email protected]. For more information on the SAME program visit their website at: https: //, email: [email protected], or call CSC at: 833-691-0404.

    In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.

    Primary Location

    : Green Hall - Devel. & Alumni Engagement

    Work Locations


    Green Hall - Devel. & Alumni Engagement

    2000 Pennington Rd

    Ewing Township 08628


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    : The College of New Jersey

    Job Posting

    : Aug 24, 2023, 3:18:27 AM

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