The Vice President for University Advancement and Public Relations
(VPUAPR) is a member of the University leadership team serving
under the President. The VPUAPR is the chief development officer
for the University, directly responsible to the president for the
planning and administration of a comprehensive program of
fundraising and marketing compatible with the philosophy and
objectives of the university. The VPUAPR is responsible for leading
and providing strategic direction for the Advancement division of
the University, to include fundraising campaigns, major gifts and
planned giving, alumni relations, marketing and public relations,
university development, and corporate and foundation relations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides strategic, operational and administrative leadership
for the Advancement Division and personnel assigned to areas of
- Articulate the critical role of private philanthropy and the
opportunities for voluntary support.
- Guides the establishment and implementation of a broad range of
advancement policies and procedures applicable to individual
donors, corporations, and foundations.
- Identify, cultivate, solicit closing and stewardship of
potential and existing donors and opportunities for
- Develop and maintain personal contacts with individual donors
and prospective donors.
- Maintain the necessary relations to keep the institution's name
and achievements alive in the minds of individuals, corporate and
foundation executives, and board members.
- Ensure an expanding positive image of the university through
effective marketing and public communications.
- Provide administrative direction regarding general fundraising
objectives. Creates and executes fundraising plans that utilize
best practices in annual, major and planned gift
- Implement long-range planning and philosophy for areas of
- Oversee the development of alumni relations.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the President.
Minimum Job Requirements:
A master’s degree and a minimum of seven years of progressively
responsible experience in fundraising, communication, external
relation, leadership and supervision. Must have a proven track
record of soliciting and closing major gifts, major and planned
giving management, annual giving, direct solicitation, prospect
management, public relations and marketing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Must possess an understanding of current philanthropic and
public relations interests of individuals, foundations or
corporations, acquired through regular contact with those
individuals and organizations.
- Must have the ability to work effectively with administrators,
boards, faculty, alumni, foundations and corporate and community
- Direct and relevant experience with university comprehensive
- Skill in establishing and maintaining relationships with
potential funding sources.
- Understanding of general public relations and marketing
- Demonstrated expertise in management, leadership, and working
collaboratively with senior leadership teams.
- Understanding of the higher education landscape, and ability to
work with academic and athletics units in identifying and
developing potential fundraising sources.
- Experience in donor research, including data collection and
- Knowledgeable in the use of computers and standard computer
software programs related to advancement, marketing and public
- The ability to work well with diverse populations and maintain
positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, to include the ability to
communicate clearly both in writing and verbally, develop and
maintain close relationships with donors and prospective donors,
and exercise sound judgment.
- Designated as a Responsible Employee as outlined by Title
Physical Demand and Working Conditions:
- Work is performed during normal work hours but will require
evening and weekend hours
- Work is sedentary in nature that at times requires exerting up
to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of
force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or
otherwise move objects.
Essential Functions: [As defined under the
Americans with Disabilities Act, these include the following
responsibilities, minimum job knowledge, skills, and abilities.
This is not necessarily an all-inclusive listing.]
Application Review Date: Open Until
Condition of Employment: Must pass a
pre-employment background check.
Instructions: Electronic applications should be
submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page.
Please attach the following required documents to your electronic
Please ensure that you attach all required documents even
if you have applied for other positions at ENMU as the committee
does not have access to those records.
Letter of interest
Contact information for three references
(Blind reference calls may be made on applicants who become a
finalist for the position)
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