Barry University Division of Institutional Advancement is seeking an Associate Vice President for Development. The Associate Vice President for Development is a senior professional with at least ten years of experience in all areas of advancement, preferably in a higher education or sophisticated non-profit setting. This vital position works in partnership with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement to develop an effective donor-centered fundraising program that supports the priorities of the University. The Associate Vice President for Development provides meaningful leadership to staff, ensuring they are successful in their fundraising work and providing donors with quality experiences that result in philanthropic support to Barry University.
Provide leadership and direction to staff members in major gifts, planned giving, and foundation and corporate relations, assuring that all donors are effectively cultivated, solicited, and stewarded.
Through the strategic relationship management of 75-100 prospects, successfully close significant gifts that support the priorities of the University.
Establish job expectations and performance goals for staff and conduct regular performance evaluations.
Assists the VPIA in providing staff support to the Board of Trustees and specifically to the Development Committee of the Board.
Collaborate with colleagues in Alumni Relations, Advancement Services, and Donor Relations on an ongoing basis to ensure the successful achievement of annual, special and campaign goals.
Prepare and manage the budget for Development team.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Nonprofit Management, or Marketing Business Administration required. Master’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, Public Relations, Nonprofit Management preferred.
More than 8 years of related experience.
Valid Driver's license required.
Ability to analyze donor information and giving trends.
Ability to create and manage prospect management and development.
Proficiency in Microsoft suite and familiarity with donor/alumni databases.
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to create donor correspondence, develop proposals, and grant reports.
About Barry University
Barry University is a private Catholic institution with a history of academic excellence. Founded in 1940 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Barry University now offers more than 100 undergraduate, master, professional, and doctoral degree programs. Barry University provides a nurturing environment built on strong values, mutual respect, and collaborative service to the community.The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse group of student-centered faculty and staff who are dedicated to activities that enhance the quality of University life. The Barry experience fosters individual and communal transformation where learning leads to knowledge and truth, reflection leads to informed action, and a commitment to social justice leads to collaborative service.