Provides leadership to the development and alumni functions of the university. Develops, implements, and accomplishes strategic plans for moves management and fund raising in the following categories: capital campaigns, major gifts, alumni, annual giving, planned gifts, grants, and special events.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for successfully accomplishing overall fundraising effort of the university.

  • Responsible for the stewardship of donors or moves management.

  • Advises the president in areas of development, fund raising, alumni relations.

  • Coordinates the president’s fundraising efforts as part of the office’s strategic plan.

  • Directs the development, implementation, and accomplishment of short- and long-range plans for all areas of Development.

  • Responsible for recruiting and training of Development Staff.

  • Responsible for documentation of gifts, accurate reports, and record keeping.

  • Responsible for the development and oversight of the Development budget, including facility rentals.

  • Responsible for achieving goals of the department.

  • Cultivates relationships promoting the interests of the university.

  • Evaluates all direct reports annually.

  • Provides monthly reports on each area of responsibility for the Board of Trustees (BOT) Executive Committee and quarterly reports for the full BOT.

  • Provides a written improvement plan which assesses the progress of annual goals.

  • In collaboration with the president, establishes future goals and outline for successful accomplishment.

  • Works with departments (e.g. President’s Office, Marketing) to ensure effective communication with philanthropic foundations, corporations, and individuals as sources of support for university projects.

  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Skill Required

  • Master’s degree or related experience

  • CFRE Preferred

  • Minimum 5 years of related experience

  • Demonstrated success in raising funds

  • Proficient verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and responsibilities

  • Effective teambuilding skills

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Requires presentation and speaking before groups.

  • May require long periods of time at computer terminal.

  • Ability to travel.

View Vice President of Development prospectus

To Apply:

Applicants should submit (electronic submissions preferred) a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references with contact information, including email addresses and telephone numbers to USM’s Director of Human Resources Kelly Grisnik.

Or mail to:
Kelly Grisnik, Director of Human Resources
University of Saint Mary
4100 South 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Saint Mary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.