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Associate Vice President of Development

Baylor University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
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Aug 19, 2022

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Associate Vice President of Development


Baylor University invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice President of Development.


The Associate Vice President (AVP) of Development will have strategic oversight, leadership, and management of a comprehensive development effort in support of Baylor University’s priorities and initiatives. The AVP of Development will lead, manage, and mentor an Assistant Vice President of Provost Initiatives, an Assistant Vice President of Development (Regional), and an Assistant Vice President of Development (Schools and Colleges). The Associate Vice President of Development reports to the Vice President of University Advancement and serves as a member of the management team for the Division of University Advancement. Additionally, the AVP will manage a portfolio of approximately 25-50 prospects and is responsible for the successful completion of measurable goals, both individually and as a team, such as face-to-face visits, significant contacts, proposals delivered, and funds raised.


Baylor University is a private, Christian University and a nationally-ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.


Baylor University’s new AVP of Development will be an advancement professional of considerable experience with the ability to embody the Baylor culture and possess a deep appreciation for the University’s Christian mission. They will be a demonstrated successful fundraiser and leader who can provide leadership and direction for a team, work collaboratively with others, and who regularly goes above and beyond to serve the University. Operating at both the strategic and tactical levels, the AVP will lead by word and deed, both creating plans and playing a direct role in their fulfillment. Accomplishing this requires a thorough-going advancement professional with the full range of interpersonal, communications, and relationship-building skills that typify outstanding advancement professionals at the top of their game. Minimum qualifications include:


  • A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred, as is CFRE or other fundraising certification.
  • Minimum of 10 years progressively responsible management experience in a sophisticated advancement enterprise, preferably in higher education.


Preferred attributes and more information regarding University Advancement and Baylor can be found in the leadership profile at:


AGB Search is pleased to assist Baylor University with this leadership search. To apply for the Associate Vice President of Development position, candidates are requested to submit the following: (i) a resume; (ii) a letter of interest; and (iii) contact information for four references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date). Application materials should be sent to by August 24, 2022 for best consideration. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.


Nominations and expressions of interest in the Associate Vice President of Development position are encouraged. Please direct them to or to the AGB search consultants listed below:


Kimberly Templeton, JD, Principal; 540.761.9494


Jim Lanier, M.S.Ed., Executive Search Consultant / 202.580.5194


Joy Yablonsky, Executive Search Consultant; 215.934.1386


Dalene White, Executive Search Associate / 309.536.0372


Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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