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Associate Vice President, College Fundraising

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Jun 22, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Academic Centers
Employment Type
Full Time

Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff and the North Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, seeks an experienced development professional and collaborative leader to serve as Associate Vice President for College Fundraising (AVPCF). This is an outstanding opportunity for talented and highly successful fundraisers to join the Advancement | Foundation team as new levels of giving are recognized and new leadership has enhanced opportunities to achieve those levels. College fundraising plays a critical role in engaging volunteers and generating resources (private and human) to meet University goals.

The new AVPCF should be collaborative, empathetic, motivational and inspirational. The team seeks leadership who lead by example and will be a voice for the team, with emotional intelligence and competency to bring out the best in them. Additionally, the AVPCF will speak to best practices and serve as voices of reason, support advocacy, and inclusion. The AVPCF will build relationships within the advancement team as well as with alumni and donors and with departments across the University and community. The Vice President seeks an AVPCF who will become part of their units and also connect college fundraising with central advancement.

With a rich history and tradition of support from alumni and friends, NAU has maintained a strong sense of community across the region, state, and beyond. New leadership at both the University and Advancement | Foundation has brought about several new fundraising initiatives with targeted goals and targeted outcomes to enhance the mission and future of the University. The advancement staff enjoyed collaboration and team building to recognize that exciting growth is on the horizon and this key position will be critical in guiding this renewed and refreshed approach to fundraising. Innovation has taken hold, and the new AVPCF will be part of the visionary and hardworking team to support giving at the College level.


Northern Arizona University has enlisted the support of Academic Search in this search. For additional information about the AVPCF position, please review the position profile, which includes a full list of required and desired characteristics, at under the "Open Searches" tab. Those who are considering applying are encouraged to schedule a confidential conversation with the senior consultant for these searches, Ms. Kate Nolde, at

Applications should consist of the following documents, to be submitted electronically in .pdf format:

• Detailed letter of interest addressing the leadership agenda and qualifications as outlined in the position profile
• Full resume with relevant administrative responsibilities and accomplishments.
• List of five professional references, including names, phone numbers, and email addresses, noting the candidate's relationship for each reference. References will not be contacted until later in the search process and only with the candidate's permission.

Application materials, nominations, and expressions of interest should be submitted to using AVP of College Fundraising in subject line of the email. All applicants must also apply online at

Nominations should include the nominee's full name, position, institution/organization, and email address.
Although applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, to ensure consideration by the Search Committee, application materials should be received by June 30, 2023.

Finalists for the position will participate in campus interviews that will include a public presentation. A background check (including identity, degree verification, and criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for the candidate, contingent on acceptance of position.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Know Your Rights Poster.

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


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