Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Foundation, Major Gifts
The Vice President for Institutional Advancement is responsible for:
Working collaboratively with the President on donor prospect development for major gift solicitation.
Working closely with the Provost, deans, and Vice Presidents to coordinate, and prioritize Institutional Advancement goals that arise from their constituencies.
Working collaboratively with the WT Foundation to cultivate major donors, enhance faculty programs, and administer Foundation funds.
Providing leadership, planning, coordination, and management of the University’s development activities, marketing and communications, and alumni relations programs.
Coordinating major gifts fundraising with Alumni Relations, Annual Fund, Athletics, and colleges and departments.
Identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects.
Leading Institutional Advancement team to create, implement and revise a multi-year comprehensive plan, consistent with the soon-to-be-released generational plan, “WT 125.”
Planning, organizing and implementing all fundraising and advancement programs, including major and planned giving, annual giving, alumni relations, capital campaigns, and scholarship development.
Establishing and maintaining productive relationships with foundations and the private and corporate business community.
Recruiting, motivating, coordinating, and retaining a strong development and alumni relations staff.
Providing leadership, management, and coordination of the University’s Marketing and Communications Department.
Implementing a university-wide marketing communications program focusing on consistent messages and identity, public affairs, publications, advertising, and web online communication.
Oversight of the planning and coordination of special events that promote university relations with students, parents, alumni, and donors.
Supervising divisional operation, including planning/monitoring of its budget and regular assessment of the cost-effectiveness of the division.
The minimum qualifications for this position include:
A Master's degree;
Seven or more years of progressively responsible experience with development and fundraising efforts, preferably in a higher education environment;
Personal and professional integrity;
Successful senior leadership experience in developing fundraising and marketing strategies;
Proven track record of securing major gifts, planning campaigns and annual giving programs, working with alumni groups, and developing a strategic plan for advancement;
Ability to motivate a team of fundraising professionals and volunteer leaders;
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally to build and enhance relationships;
Possess necessary human relation skills to effectively represent the University to internal and external constituents;
Provide leadership and commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action;
Ability to multi-task diverse projects; and
Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation;
An understanding of the role and funding models of public universities; and
Successful senior leadership experience in a comprehensive capital campaign.
West Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Contact: Brad Johnson, Ed.D, firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate on experience
About West Texas A&M University
West Texas A&M University
West Texas A&M University is a public, comprehensive regional university located in the Panhandle of Texas and a member of the Texas A&M University System. WTAMU serves as the principal academic and cultural center of a multi-state region and is a significant catalyst for economic development through education, research, and service. The University enrolls over 10,000 students representing all 50 states and 45 countries around the world. WTAMU is a “Hispanic-serving institution” as designated by the US Department of Education. Over half of the population hails from the Texas Panhandle.
The University’s main campus is located in Canyon, the seat of Randall County, with a teaching center housed in downtown Amarillo. Canyon is a thriving small town with a strong educational system and world-renowned tourist attractions. Located on the main campus is the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum – the largest historical museum in Texas. Paul Green’s Musical Drama TEXAS started performing in Palo Duro Canyon – the second largest canyon in the United States – in 1965 and has since become the most attended outdoor drama in the United States. In 2002, Canyon was... selected as a Texas Main Street City. Today, there are twenty-four historical markers in Canyon and the town continues to grow and prosper. Canyon is approximately 18 miles from Amarillo – a city of over 190,000 that is home to a vibrant cultural scene, including professional ballet, opera, symphony and theater companies.
West Texas A&M University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. WTAMU’s Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics is accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. College of Nursing and Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. WTAMU also has many accredited programs within each college. The University is ranked in numerous categories by US News & World Report, including Best Online Bachelor’s program, Best Online M.B.A. program, Best Online Graduate Business Program and Best Online Graduate Information Technology program. The online M.B.A. program and online graduate business program also are recognized for distinguished service to military and veterans.
WTAMU strives to provide a well-balanced educational experience through quality programs that encourage strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills and a commitment to ethical behavior. The University is committed to providing a technology-rich and academically challenging educational experience. Continually working to engage students through effective teaching and practical experiences, creativity, and research as well as experiential learning and service, WTAMU is dedicated to supplying students with the tools they need to be successful.