With a new administrative team in place including the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Development & Alumni Relations, the University of Massachusetts is focused on moving into the nation’s top echelon of public research universities. To help achieve this goal, the campus seeks an Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development to lead, direct and manage Regional Development Program, the Principal Gifts Program, the Planned Giving Program, the Foundation Relations Program and the Corporate Relations Program.
A national public research university and the flagship campus of the Commonwealth’s university system, UMass Amherst is located in the top college town in North America according to a recent article on MSN.com and offers the perfect blend of New England natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture and energy. With more than 26,000 students, the campus showcases top-rate undergraduate and graduate programs, top-notch faculty and competitive NCAA Division I athletics.
The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development reports to the Vice Chancellor for Development & Alumni Relations. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced professional to lead a team of motivated staff at an exciting time in the campus’ development. The Assistant Vice Chancellor also oversees the Development Proposal & Communication Writer; assists in staffing UMass Amherst Foundation Board Committees; and maintains a personal major gift portfolio.
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree preferred; at least 10 years of progressively responsible management and fundraising experience, preferably in a university setting; and substantial experience with a comprehensive campaign and the ability to translate priorities into action plans; a demonstrated track record of successfully soliciting gifts at the $25,000 level and greater; an understanding of administration as it relates to private-sector fundraising; and a knowledge of, and commitment to, systematic and accountable prospect management practices. The successful candidate will also have excellent interpersonal presentation, verbal and written communication skills; outstanding organization capabilities, including the ability to manage multiple units and priorities; the ability to travel and work nights/weekends as needed; and the ability to work with diverse groups of people. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of applications began on December 15, 2010; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
To be considered for the position, please submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to Lois L. Lindauer Searches, 420 Boylston Street, Suite 604, Boston, MA 02116 or by email to KHormann@lllsearches.com.
For more information please contact Kris Hormann@KHormann@lllsearches.com.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
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