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Vice Chancellor for Development

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The University invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, full resume/CV, and contact information of at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University at the email address below. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until an adequate pool is established, or until the appointment is made. Please send application materials to: Laurie C. Wilder, President Porsha L. Williams, Vice President Parker Executive Search Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2900 | Atlanta, GA 30328 770-804-1996 ext. 109 pwilliams@parkersearch.com | mbonds@parkersearch.com

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Vice Chancellor for Development
Department University Development
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

The University of Mississippi is seeking a talented and experienced development executive with a strong record of accomplishment in fundraising and management. Reporting to the Chancellor, the Chief Development Officer will have broad authority and responsibility for managing the primary development program, currently consisting of principal and major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, and prospect research. The Vice Chancellor will ensure that the Development Offices at the Oxford campus and the Medical Center campus in Jackson work cooperatively, effectively, and in concert with the athletics development program as well as the affiliated independent foundations to ensure all fundraising efforts are integrated and work seamlessly together, and all initiatives are closely aligned with the university’s leadership and goals.

Job Responsibilities

Within the Office of Development, management responsibilities include ensuring that all development officers are properly trained and actively engaged in their fundraising responsibilities and are focused on making certain that all prospects and donors are effectively cultivated, solicited and stewarded, and that the prospect research and communication functions are appropriately staffed, trained, and functioning at a high level. The Vice Chancellor will manage the participation of deans and other university leaders to develop and implement fundraising strategies, and will carry a portfolio of leadership and principal donors having giving capacity at the $1M+ level. The successful candidate must have experience with major comprehensive fundraising campaigns.

Minimum Qualifications

• a baccalaureate degree
• significant development experience building effective constituency-based development programs at a large, complex public or private organization
• successful direct experience in planning or leading major comprehensive campaigns, preferably including a campaign of $1 Billion;
• demonstrated ability and successful track record in planning, executing and closing significant major and principal gifts;
• intellectual depth to translate academic and technical information for a variety of audiences, coupled with an ability to inspire those audiences;
• experience in working and interacting with governing boards and other volunteer leaders; and
• demonstrated employee managerial experience.

Special instructions to applicants

The University invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, full resume/CV, and contact information of at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University at the email address below. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until an adequate pool is established, or until the appointment is made. Please send application materials to:

Laurie C. Wilder, President
Porsha L. Williams, Vice President
Parker Executive Search
Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2900 | Atlanta, GA 30328
770-804-1996 ext. 109
pwilliams@parkersearch.com | mbonds@parkersearch.com

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Work Schedule
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Published Salary Actual salary will depend on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget.
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program provides a 15.75% employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://www.olemiss.edu/hr/benefits.html).

Job Open Date 03/10/2017
Employee Category Executive
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Clerical skills testing None

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