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 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, Arizona. Qualifications 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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