Vice President for Advancement

Employer
Wright State University
Location
Ohio, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 21, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Programs, Community Outreach, Government Relations and Advocacy
Fields
Community Foundations, Education, Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time

Vice President for Advancement
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

Wright State University invites applications for the position of Vice President for Advancement who will lead a dynamic and comprehensive team of professionals dedicated to fundraising, outreach, engagement, and transformation. The Vice President will build and develop a talented team whose collective vision of a successful Wright State includes forging partnerships at the community, regional and national levels. Priority activities for this team include:

  • Corporate, Community, and Foundation Engagement
  • Alumni and Donor Relations
  • Major, Planned, Annual Giving
  • Advancement Services
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Events and Sponsorships
  • Comprehensive Campaigns
  • Liaison work with the Wright State University Foundation

Chartered by the State of Ohio in 1967 and named for aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, Wright State University is a student-centered public research institution based in the Dayton, Ohio Metropolitan Area. Wright State offers a comprehensive list of undergraduate and graduate programs through colleges of: Business; Health, Education and Human Services; Engineering and Computer Science; Liberal Arts; Science and Mathematics; and Medicine. Surrounded by a lush 200-acre biological reserve, Wright State University’s 557-acre main campus is located in a suburban setting just outside of Dayton, Ohio. The accessible and state-of-the-art campus enrolls nearly 10,000 students. Wright State’s Dayton Campus is complemented by the Lake Campus in west-central Ohio on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys, which serves another 1,200 students. Together with Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan areas, which are both within a 70 minutes-drive radius, our campus is centered within a region of about 5 million people. Dayton is a very livable, affordable cost of living city with numerous arts and cultural opportunities (e.g., www.cultureworks.org; http://www.activedayton.com/). The area is home to many international organizations, especially in areas of defense, healthcare, science, and business services.

Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience in leading a dynamic philanthropic organization in higher education, healthcare, or the not-for-profit sector.
  • Experience in leading comprehensive, capital, or major gifts campaigns.
  • Success in cultivating and closing principal gifts.
  • Experience in developing diverse and impactful volunteer boards.

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience with working in a complex, dynamic environment connecting the philanthropic interests and needs of students, faculty, staff, and alumni with donors.
  • Proven ability to manage in challenging times, with multiple and diverse interests of many groups, and willingness to connect to the community.
  • Ability to serve as the bridge between the University and prospective donors while advancing and protecting the interests of both.
  • Experience with being accountable to multiple constituents such as donors, volunteers, senior university leadership, and academic colleagues.
  • Superb communications skills with the ability to speak passionately about the university, our students, vision, and future.

To apply, go to https://jobs.wright.edu/postings/17750 . Review of confidential applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 

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