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Assistant Vice President for Development, Colleges and Units

University of South Carolina
South Carolina, United States
$149,000.00 - $182,449.00
Closing date
Jun 10, 2023

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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the University of South Carolina through the USC Educational Foundation in the search for an Assistant Vice President for Development, Colleges and Units.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President for Development and Campaign Director, the Assistant Vice President for Development, Colleges and Units will execute, manage, and oversee an advancement plan focused on fundraising priorities for university colleges, schools, and units. The Assistant Vice President will build a prospect portfolio and solicit major and principal gifts in support of those priorities including managing professional and administrative development staff in planning, implementing, coordinating, and administering comprehensive development programs with an emphasis on major gifts. The Assistant Vice President will support the Senior Associate Vice President in developing, aligning, and executing the strategic priorities of the university as well as work with deans, department chairs, faculty, alumni, and volunteers on fundraising efforts to secure major gifts.

The University of South Carolina enjoys a rich history of more than 200 years of academic leadership and continues to build on that tradition by bringing the opportunities of higher education to new generations. From its founding in 1801, the university has persevered and evolved into a major research university, dedicated to educating the whole student. Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the nation’s leading first-year experience, the University of South Carolina’s students—as early as their first hours on campus—are warmly welcomed to this diverse, inclusive, student-focused campus, and can immediately access programs and opportunities designed to help them reach greater levels of personal and academic success.

One of the top 3% of universities for its number of African American graduates since 2016, the University of South Carolina is strengthened by diversity. African American freshman enrollment has grown by 85%, and both underrepresented minority and Hispanic freshman enrollment have increased over 50%.

In 2022, the university attracted $279 million in sponsored awards and drew 35,471 students from around the world, while making higher education more accessible for South Carolinians. With over 300 areas of study—many of which have earned national distinctions—and 9,426 degrees awarded in 2021, academic pathways have the flexibility to be tailored to the individual plans or interests of the student—moving the student ever closer to academic ambitions and furthering professional and personal development.

The University of South Carolina strives to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. It recognizes that diversity in its workforce is essential to providing academic excellence, and critical to its sustainability. The university is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. It celebrates the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of its employees. The university believes that diversity and inclusion is necessary to achieve academic and institutional excellence. Every student, faculty, and staff member matters and their unique perspectives are the core of the university's strength and success.

The University of South Carolina will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 10 years of experience, including management experience, is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the University of South Carolina as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

The salary for this position is $149,000 to $182,449 annually.

Preference will be given to applications received by June 16, 2023.

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