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Associate Vice President for University Development

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 100268
Title: Associate Vice President
Functional Title: Associate Vice President for University Development
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPUR-Development
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Associate Vice President for University Development (AVP) directs all central and the university’s 17 colleges, schools, and units fundraising programs including major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, annual giving, planned gifts, and regional programs. The AVP plays a pivotal role in planning and executing university-wide fundraising campaigns, and works in partnership with the Vice President for University Relations and in close collaboration with the deans and directors in managing Maryland’s advancement efforts. S/he will establish annual and campaign goals, hold development staff accountable, work with development officers and campus partners to create and execute donor strategies, provide training and mentorship to fundraising staff, as well as maintain a portfolio of high-level prospects. The AVP reports directly to the Vice President of University Relations and serves on the senior leadership team.

The AVP will travel locally, nationally and internationally 25% of the time and have the availability to work evenings and weekends as necessary for events, donor meetings and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s Degree required.

A minimum of 10 years of successful and progressively responsible leadership in all aspects of a mature development program with at least two (2) years developing, managing and interpreting analytics in a fundraising environment. Must have a successful fundraising track-record and strength in developing thoughtful donor strategies in a vast and complex organization. Must have experience managing a budget, leading and growing professional-level staff and building and managing relationships with key internal and external stake holders.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of the fundraising process. Familiarity with reporting tools and accountability measures. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to successfully engage and motivate diverse groups of individuals at all levels, including staff, alumni and volunteers. Experience in short and long term strategic planning and a desire to take UMD’s advancement program to a new level of success. Ability to build trusting and meaningful relationships with colleagues, deans, directors, volunteers and donors.


Masters degree preferred.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: Traditional office environment with availability to work evenings and weekends for events and programs. Availability to travel 20-25% of the time.

For best consideration, please apply by Friday, April 13, 2018.

Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Date: 03/16/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 04/13/2018
Physical Demands

Traditional office environment with availability to work evenings and weekends for events and programs. Availability to travel 20-25% of the time.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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