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									                                    Office of the President

                        Vice President of University Advancement

Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona, invites nominations and applications for the
position of Vice President of University Advancement. The Vice President reports directly to the
President of the University and serves as the University's chief advancement officer. As an
integral member of the President's Cabinet (http://www4.nau.edu/president) the Vice President
advises the President on all aspects of University Advancement and promotes public
understanding and support for the mission of the University. The Vice President directs fifty
University staff members within the Office of Advancement, with responsibility for fiscal
operations, planned giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, advancement
services, communications, alumni relations and special events for the Office of the President.
The Vice President also serves as the President of the NAU Foundation. The Foundation holds
nearly $52 million in assets and completed a successful capital campaign five years ago.


Responsibilities encompass all areas of University Advancement, primarily fund-raising and
alumni relations. Accordingly, the Vice President develops and implements policy and budgets
and supervises professional and support personnel in the Office of University Advancement. An
ability to build relationships with alumni and friends and to seek new relationships in the
corporate and foundation worlds is critical, requiring excellent communication skills and
successful development of a volunteer network both inside and outside the University. The Vice
President coordinates all University development activities and works closely with the vice
presidents, deans, chairs and faculty in fostering a culture of philanthropic giving. As the
President of the NAU Foundation, the Vice President oversees Foundation management and
staff and serves as liaison to the Foundation Board of Directors. In addition, the University
proposes to launch an ambitious expansion of its Foundation and Alumni presence in Phoenix,


This senior-level position requires a master's degree or equivalent educational experiences with
a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience. This individual's record should
emphasize successful fund-raising and extensive administrative leadership. The ability to inspire
trust and confidence from internal and external stakeholders is expected. The ideal candidate
will be enthusiastic, people and service-oriented and dedicated to obtaining results and must be
committed and able to work effectively within an increasingly diverse University community.

About NAU

One of three public universities in the state, Northern Arizona University is a Carnegie level
research institution serving a multicultural student body of 21,000 students, with 2400 full time
employees, and a budget of $320 million. About two-thirds of NAU’s students attend the historic
Mountain Campus in Flagstaff; others are served at 21 instructional sites around the state,
including a branch campus in Yuma, Arizona, or are enrolled in electronically delivered
programs. The university has 6000 graduate students and offers 44 masters and 9 doctoral
degrees. The campus has a growing research mission evidenced by nearly $52 million in grants
and contracts for the current year. Additional information about NAU is available at:
http://www.nau.edu. NAU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, women,
minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Procedures

Please send a letter of application addressing your qualifications and experience in
advancement and fundraising, a resume, and the names/addresses/telephone numbers and e-
mail addresses of three references to: David Bousquet, Vice President for Enrollment
Management and Student Affairs, Northern Arizona University, PO Box 4119, Flagstaff, AZ
86011-4119. Materials may be sent electronically to: David.Bousquet@nau.edu.

Review of applications begins March 15, 2008. Applications are welcome until the position is
filled. The desired start date is negotiable, but preferably no later than October 1, 2008.

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