Morgan State University recently celebrated the conclusion of its most successful fundraising campaign, leaving the University exceptionally poised to welcome a new Assistant Vice President for Development. The University seeks a creative, goal-oriented, professionally mature leader with a track record of leading successful fundraising campaigns and operations, and one who has an authentic commitment to Morgan’s mission of preparing and empowering diverse leaders and scholars for service to communities throughout the region, nation and world.
Brief Summary of Job Duties
Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and working closely with the Morgan State University Foundation Board of Directors and university senior staff, the AVP will oversee Morgan’s development function, shaping and implementing the university’s overall fundraising strategies and leading a professional fundraising staff. The AVP will be charged with building on recent development efforts, as well as establishing additional sources of revenue to strengthen and enhance the university’s impact and reach.
Requested Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate must have previous experience as an established leader with a minimum of five years of successful development and supervisory experience. Significant senior-level experience in areas including corporate, foundation and individual fundraising, proposal writing, event planning and management, and advancement services.
Other Preferences for Consideration
Development experience in higher education.
Working knowledge of the philanthropic community.
Outstanding writing and communications skills. Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to work a flexible schedule. This position requires non-standard hours including some weekends and evenings.
Seven to ten years of fundraising and supervisory experience including direct solicitation experience, preferably in higher education is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicant
Please enter one professional and one personal reference in the References page of the application.
This position requires a Degree. If you are hired, please be prepared to upload your transcripts to your applicant account.
Applicants must apply online using this link: https://morgan.peopleadmin.com/postings/2724
MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE/ACTION EMPLOYER
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, applicants should be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing their identities, U.S. citizenship or alien status and their authorization to work in the United States.