University of the Pacific invites applications and nominations
for the position of
Assistant Vice President Development (AVP). The AVP will
provide leadership and strategic direction to secure individual and
institutional support at the major and principal gift levels to
advance Pacific's mission and priorities. The AVP is responsible
for leading and supervising Development and Unit Officers as
assigned and Estate and Gift Planning staff, and will be directly
involved in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and
stewardship of gifts.
Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President for
Development, the AVP will assist with strategic planning and
implementation of fundraising priorities, ensure related
administrative oversight and is responsible for personally managing
a portfolio of donors and prospects. The new AVP will have a
working knowledge of current best practices in all aspects of
fundraising and will collaborate with colleagues in the Development
and Alumni Relations and across the campus.
In this role, the AVP will:
- Provide strategic oversight, leadership and coaching in
developing fundraising business plans and standards to achieve
- Supervise frontline development officers for the following
schools and units: School of Engineering and Computer Science,
Eberhardt School of Business, Benerd School of Education,
Conservatory of Music, College of the Pacific, Student Life and
Estate and Gift Planning.
- Lead, advise, and inspire a team of diverse development
professionals to promote awareness, enhance relationships, and
generate support for Pacific.
- Maintain a portfolio of prospects and donors associated with a
school and college as well as special projects.
- Develop a fully integrated annual University Development
business plan and annual budget for school and unit development
programs and estate and planning giving to successfully achieve
- Collaborate with leadership team members, the Senior Associate
Vice President and Deans to review and analyze the ongoing
effectiveness of fundraising programs and staff.
The preferred candidate will have seven years professional
experience as a seasoned performance-driven development officer of
higher education or nonprofit institution and a minimum of seven
years management experience. A Bachelor's degree is required;
Master's degree is preferred.
This is an onsite role based in Stockton, CA.
The estimated salary range for this position is $150-175k.
Please direct all applications, inquiries, and nominations to
Ben Haden, Kati Sweaney and Eleanor Vogelsang using the WittKieffer
Candidate Portal or via email, at: UOPAVPDEV@wittkieffer.com.
Candidates should provide a resume and a letter of application
that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in
the Leadership Profile. Application materials should be submitted
via the WittKieffer Candidate Portal by clicking the buttons
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal
opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In
compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is
committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff
and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in
the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff
on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,
age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and
veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy,
gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical