ABOUT THE POSITION
The University of Redlands seeks a seasoned and collaborative leader as the next Assistant Vice President of Advancement. Building upon a strong
foundation, the Assistant Vice President of Advancement will engage campus and community members in continuing programs of excellence that provide transformational opportunities for the region.
Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement, the Assistant Vice
President of Advancement is responsible for managing and overseeing the Major Gifts team, partnering with the Vice President and Associate Vice President of Advancement to help manage the Advancement division, and carrying a portfolio of high-level prospects to cultivate, solicit, and steward constituents for annual, major, principal, and deferred gifts.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Serve on the Advancement leadership team, working closely with
the President on development efforts and principal giving prospects.
- Partner with and advise the President on principal giving prospects,
preparing briefing documents, and accompanying him on visits with
these key donors, Trustees, and other constituents.
- Manage a portfolio of 60-80 prospects: actively solicit gifts from
alumni, parents, and friends nationally. Identify, cultivate, solicit,
and steward high-end annual fund, capital, major, and principal
gifts, as well as planned gifts including testamentary bequests.
- Participate fully with the Vice President of Advancement, Associate
Vice President of Advancement, faculty, and other senior staff in
identifying institutional needs, and create and execute strategies that
match those needs with donor interest and potential.
- Lead, inspire, and manage the Major Gifts team, including four
major gift officers (one of whom focuses 50% time exclusively on
- Collaborate with Director of Advancement Communications and
Donor Relations on communications and stewardship plans. Partner
with Director of Prospect Management and oversee donor pipeline
and prospect management.
- Oversee planned giving efforts, developing and marketing a robust
planned giving program.
- Manage a cadre of fundraising volunteers including Trustees,
members of the Alumni Board, reunion committee members, and
- Represent the Advancement division in various engagement events,
both domestically and internationally.
- Collaborate with Cabinet, senior level colleagues, and faculty to
conceptualize solicitations and proposals to present to prospects.
- Prepare and present detailed reports for both major giving and
planned giving activity.
- Manage resources allocated to the Major Gifts team and planned
- Perform other duties and special projects as assigned or directed.
Bachelor’s Degree required, supplemented with at least 6 - 8 years in Development, Advancement, or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Successful candidate will have experience in major giving, planned giving, and campaign planning; supervisory experience, will have outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal; show ability to articulate a clear vision for the future of the University; is imaginative and innovative with strong intellect, integrity, and credibility; demonstrate an enthusiastic leadership style, showing tenacity and independent thinking; has knowledge of all components of a diverse development operation; intuitive regarding people and their motivations to give; ability to move gracefully and decisively in response to unexpected changes; and must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. In addition, has completed some form of advancement training, Valid driver's license is required (A current DMV printout demonstrating a good driving record must be presented prior to offer of employment). A willingness to work evenings, weekends, and travel is required. In compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act, if selected for the interview process and reasonable accommodations are needed, please call (909) 748-8040.
PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY
The University is being assisted by The Mylott Group, Inc. Prospective candidates and nominators should contact Mr. Paul Mylott at Paul@themylottgroup.com for a confidential discussion. Applications should be submitted electronically to Paul@mylottgroup.com and must include a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least five professional references with contact information, including telephone and email, and a notation indicating the candidate’s working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. This position is open until filled, but only applications received by February 29, 2020, can be assured full consideration.
Submission of a resume and application indicates agreement that the University may verify all information contained therein. The University of Redlands is an equal opportunity employer. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed, please call (909)748-8040.