• Georgian Court University
  • $132,420.00 -206,040.00/year*
  • New York , NY
  • Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 411 Grand St


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About Georgian Court University: Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a leading regional university that provides a transformative education, preparing students for ethical leadership and service in the Catholic Mercy tradition. GCU's strong liberal arts core and its special concern for women create an environment that supports diversity and academic excellence. Anchored by the Mercy core values of respect, integrity, compassion, service, and justice, Georgian Court serves nearly 2,500 students of all faiths and backgrounds in upward of 30 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs. The university, which was founded over a century ago as a women's college, became a fully coeducational university in 2013. Women and men attend classes on the GCU main campus in Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, which is also a National Historic Landmark. Courses are also taught online and at several other locations in New Jersey.

Assistant Vice President for Development
Category: Administrative Staff
Department: Institutional Advancement
Locations: Lakewood, NJ
Posted: Jul 2, 2019
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Full-time
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About Georgian Court University:
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a leading regional university that provides a transformative education, preparing students for ethical leadership and service in the Catholic Mercy tradition. GCU's strong liberal arts core and its special concern for women create an environment that supports diversity and academic excellence. Anchored by the Mercy core values of respect, integrity, compassion, service, and justice, Georgian Court serves nearly 2,500 students of all faiths and backgrounds in upward of 30 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs.
The university, which was founded over a century ago as a women's college, became a fully coeducational university in 2013. Women and men attend classes on the GCU main campus in Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, which is also a National Historic Landmark. Courses are also taught online and at several other locations in New Jersey.
Job Description:
This front-line fundraising position is responsible for achieving an aggressive annual fundraising goal and will manage a portfolio of five-, six-, and seven- figure prospects. In collaboration with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Assistant Vice President of Development (AVPOD) is responsible for managing GCU's major and planned giving program. This includes all including strategic planning, budgeting and staff management necessary for this area of oversight
Principal Responsibilities of this position are as follows:
Fundraising Responsibilities:
* Build, manage, cultivate and solicit a prospect portfolio of approximately 100-125 active major gift prospects with giving capacities up to $1,000,000. This includes the proactive identification of new prospects to expand and further diversify Georgian Court University's donor base and Board of Trustees profile.
* Generating support from donors through bequests, charitable trusts, life insurance, and other gifts of a complex nature, such as real estate and securities.
* Manage the President's fundraising portfolio, coordinating visits and strategy for Presidential visits and meetings.
* Manage, develop, and evaluate fundraising staff consistent with organizational and strategic goals.
* Work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, advancement staff, volunteers, and other University representatives to develop and execute fundraising solicitations for university-wide priorities.
Management Responsibilities:
* Set fundraising goals for team member, and work with them to develop robust, compelling funding proposals by leveraging relationships with faculty, staff, and administration to translate broad goals into achievable philanthropic funding opportunities.
* Develop, implement, and evaluate annual and multi-year plans
* Ably represent the President or VPIA as needed at meetings as well as internal and external events.
Other Responsibilities:
* Integrate the core values of respect, integrity, compassion, justice and service in all aspects of interaction.
* Staff President and other University leaders at meetings and events.
* Perform other duties as assigned.
Miscellaneous/secondary responsibilities:
* Includes evening and weekend work.
* Includes travel locally, regionally, and nationally.
Requirements:
Education and Experience:
* Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
* Minimum of 3-5 years' of progressive fundraising experience in a sophisticated development program within a community, 4-year College or University setting.
* Minimum of 2 years' experience managing a planning giving team or planned giving portfolio.
* Minimum of 1-2 years' experience managing a team in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
* Experience writing constituent centered communications, including brochures, proposals, acknowledgment materials, etc.
* Experience working with volunteer boards, councils, faculty and staff committees.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Must be articulate and possess excellent writing and computer skills
* Knowledge of MS Office, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher required
* Knowledge of Raisers Edge strongly preferred.
* Must exercise a high degree of discretion and independent judgment.
* Must be willing to travel locally, regionally, and nationally.
* Must have excellent organizational skills and able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
* Must be able to work collaboratively with various constituencies and departments.
* Must be a team player and good manager.
* Able to lead and motivate groups and individuals. Able to think creatively and strategically to successfully mediate and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. Able to overcome obstacles to cooperation and to foster harmonious relations.
* Able to balance competing priorities, complex situations and tight deadlines.
* Able to listen and to ask leading questions that encourage prospects and donors to talk about themselves and their activities.
Application Instructions:
Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:
1. Resume/CV
2. Cover Letter
3. Contact information for three professional references
Returning Applicants - Login to your Georgian Court Careers Account to review your completed application.
As you are submitting your application via this online process, please assure you provide an accurate email address. You will receive an acknowledgment indicating your application materials have been received. If you do not receive the email to your inbox, please check your spam folder. If it is not in your spam folder, please go to Returning Applicants Login, click on the Help Desk link and click on New Ticket for assistance.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR SEND AN EMAIL MESSAGE TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION.
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* Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred. * Minimum of 3-5 years' of progressive fundraising experience in a sophisticated development program within a community, 4-year College or University setting. * Minimum of 2 years' experience managing a planning giving team or planned giving portfolio. * Minimum of 1-2 years' experience managing a team in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. * Experience writing constituent centered communications, including brochures, proposals, acknowledgment materials, etc. * Experience working with volunteer boards, councils, faculty and staff committees. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * Must be articulate and possess excellent writing and computer skills * Knowledge of MS Office, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher required * Knowledge of Raisers Edge strongly preferred. * Must exercise a high degree of discretion and independent judgment. * Must be willing to travel locally, regionally, and nationally. * Must have excellent organizational skills and able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. * Must be able to work collaboratively with various constituencies and departments. * Must be a team player and good manager. * Able to lead and motivate groups and individuals. Able to think creatively and strategically to successfully mediate and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. Able to overcome obstacles to cooperation and to foster harmonious relations. * Able to balance competing priorities, complex situations and tight deadlines. * Able to listen and to ask leading questions that encourage prospects and donors to talk about themselves and their activities.


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