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Fayetteville State University Fayetteville, North Carolina VICE CHANCELLOR FOR DEVELOPMENT & UNIVERSITY RELATIONS Fayetteville State University seeks nominations for, and expressions of interest in, the position of Vice Chancellor for Development & University Relations. A constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a regional comprehensive university, offering degrees at the baccalaureate and master’s levels and a doctorate in Educational Leadership. FSU is located in the City of Fayetteville, the sixth largest municipality in North Carolina and Cumberland County, the fifth-largest county in the State. FSU seeks new advancement leadership to continue its momentum in fund raising, strengthening the advancement division’s effectiveness and performance, increasing the University’s access to philanthropic resources, promoting the image of FSU and managing efforts to enhance the University's reputation. The Vice Chancellor for Development and University Relations at FSU is responsible for the leadership of all development, alumni/ae relations and marketing/public relations programs. He or she reports to the Chancellor of the University and serves as a member of his cabinet. The Vice Chancellor is responsible for building private support for the institution through the management of an integrated, comprehensive program of external relations, including but not limited to annual giving, major and planned giving, corporate and foundation giving, alumni/ae relations, prospect research, donor relations and stewardship, gift processing and acknowledgement, marketing and public relations, crisis communications and University publications, and special events. As a key member of the Chancellor's cabinet, the Vice Chancellor will be a part of Fayetteville State University's senior management team. The successful candidate must hold at least a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, a master's degree is preferred; a minimum of ten years of progressive experience in institutional advancement. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the following experiences, skills and attributes: A proven record in fund raising, experience in leading an integrated staff and developing strategic priorities, and the ability to build a strong advancement program. Substantial knowledge of, and ideally experience in, the full range of advancement, including marketing, alumni/ae relations, annual funds, planned giving, organizational giving, donor relations, and operations. Successful experience at the leadership level in a large fund-raising campaign; track record as a successful major/principal gift fund raiser, preferably in a higher education setting. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to represent FSU in public, to engage people individually, to build consensus, to write compellingly, and to listen effectively. An inclusive, people-centered management style and an appreciation for the mission and culture of FSU and HBCUs. A commitment to a program that is accountable for its productivity and that measures that productivity actively and effectively; an appreciation for, and experience with, applications of technology within an advancement operation. The personal qualities of trustworthiness, openness, accessibility, kindness, flexibility, and a sense of humor. Nominations and applications should include a cover letter addressing interest in the position, relevant experiences, and a current resume or curriculum vitae should be sent electronically to: FSUVC@wittkieffer.com Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Howard Jessamy at 301/654-5070. Material that cannot be emailed may be sent to: Vice Chancellor for Development and University Relations Fayetteville State University C/O WITT/KIEFFER Attention: Howard Jessamy 7201 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 675 Bethesda, MD 20814 Screening of candidates will begin immediately. Fayetteville State University is dedicated to providing equal opportunity in admissions and employment based on merit, and without discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, according to State and Federal laws.
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