Assistant Vice President of Development

Baylor University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 15, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Vice President of Development
Waco, TX, United States

Job Identification: 13971
Posting Date: 12/12/2022, 10:13 AM
Job Schedule: Full time
Locations: Waco, TX, United States
Degree Level: Bachelor

Job Description:
What We Are Looking For

Baylor University's Division of Advancement is seeking an Assistant Vice President of Development to lead a team of approximately eight regional major gift officers. The ideal candidate for this role will have a proven track record in a similar position, a passion for the mission of Baylor University, and the ability and desire for extensive travel both by car and plane.

A Bachelor's degree, seven years relevant experience, and an active Christian faith are required. A Master's degree and ten years relevant experience are preferred. Experience will not be considered in lieu of the educational requirement and all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

What You Will Do
  • Providing leadership and direction to Baylor University's fundraising efforts in and out of the state of Texas. Effectively engage, cultivate, solicit and steward constituents across the country in order to reach fundraising goals.
  • Supervise professionals within regional major gift team. Provide and document timely, consistent direction and coaching; strategize portfolio assignments and annual/campaign fundraising goals to maximize philanthropy and connection to Baylor University.
  • Build, grow and manage a geographically based portfolio of major gift prospects and donors.
  • Collaborate with respective deans, directors/senior directors, or other senior administrators in developing impactful philanthropic agendas—consistent with Baylor's and colleges' /units/ strategic plans—for major and prospective donors.
  • Provide consistent communication and coordination with the Associate Vice President for Development to drive staff behavior, maintain and build a positive culture, and establish efficient and productive methods.
  • In coordination with the Associate Vice President for Development, Major Gifts, promote and contribute to a collaborative fundraising approach between regional development professionals and other development professionals across the division to establish creative, donor-centered fundraising strategies.
  • With the leadership of the Associate Vice President, establish yearly measurable goals and objectives and related metrics for new gift commitments secured, proposals made, new prospects qualified, and prospect meetings held.
  • Assist, as requested by the Associate Vice President for University Development and Vice President for Development, with programs to increase giving to Baylor.
  • Collaborate with other University Development team members to inspire trust, encourage creative thinking, and collaborate with other Baylor staff and volunteers to significantly increase private gifts to Baylor.

Additional Details
  • Special Knowledge, Skills or Other Abilities: Lead with professionalism and integrity to set the tone for the regional development team; excellent interpersonal skills required; strong oral and written communication skills; strong computer skills necessary; strong Christian commitment. Financial integrity; have an understanding of the University's mission; able and willing to work evenings/weekends as needed. Strong organizational skills a must. Maintain confidential information and ability to adhere and enforce university policies and procedures.
  • Level of Independence: Instructions and guidelines define overall goals and priorities. This position may have the authority to affect, interpret, or implement policies and procedures. This position provides consultation and expert advice to management and is involved in planning business objectives. This position resolve matters on behalf of management. This position has the authority to make decisions without direction from supervisor.
  • Nature of Work Supervised: Supervises a department or group of diversified functions where duties involve establishing procedures and performance standards.
  • Level of Supervision Provided: Selects staff; manages performance through assessment and coaching; makes recommendations about compensation and career path.

What You Can Expect

As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.

Explore & Engage

Learn more about Baylor and our strategic vision, Illuminate. Also, explore our great hometown of Waco and the many opportunities to engage locally. If you are new to Central Texas, This is Waco!

About Us:
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, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor’s commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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