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Assistant Vice President - Institutional Advancement

Location: Doheny Campus (Downtown LA)

Assist the Vice President by acting as chief operations officer and second in command, thereby facilitating a highly engaged and strengths-based organizational culture.  Provide management of and mentoring to the IA staff.  Ensure integration and coordination across functional areas within the IA division, including Institutional Giving, Individual Giving, Alum Relations, Advancement Services, Special events and Public Relations. 

Duties and Responsibilities:   

  1. Serve as chief operating officer of the Institutional Advancement division and second in command to the Vice President.  
  2. Assist in the development of a comprehensive campaign and serve as campaign manager.
  3. Lead the individual giving efforts of the College through the effective engagement and mentoring of fundraisers and through strategies that build on current successes.
  4. Oversee prospect management systems to ensure a robust prospect pipeline and to maximize philanthropic support for the College.
  5. Personally cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of qualified donor prospects. Assist with the management and development of alumnae volunteers and board members, as needed.
  6. Work directly with Alumni Relations, Public Relations and Special Events staff to expand the donor base.
  7. Ensures integration and coordination across functional areas within the IA division.
  8. Facilitate budget and operational planning processes, as well as report generation.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Knowledge of donor databases required, Raisers Edge preferred. Knowledge of and experience with Advancement Resources donor-centric fundraising model strongly preferred.

Individual must be energized by organizing, planning, coaching, maximizing staff potential and leading with confidence.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Attention to details and strong desire to drive quality. Strong organization skills.  Ability to manage time, resources, and projects.  Must be flexible and open to new ideas and innovation. Collaborative spirit and team orientation a must.

Bachelors required, Masters degree or higher, preferred.

Minimum 10 years of fundraising experience in higher education. Proven track record of cultivating, soliciting and closing major gifts. Institutional Giving experience preferred.  Experience in marketing and alumni relations preferred. Volunteer management experience preferred.

Minimum of 10 years experience effectively supervising, mentoring, coaching, and motivating staff. Experience using strengths-based management approach strongly preferred.

Background check required.

Work Location: Doheny Campus (Downtown Los Angeles)

Start Date: Immediately

Applications Deadline: Open until filled

Contact Information:  Email cover letter, salary history and resume to: pehrbar@msmc.la.edu

Mount St. Mary's College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The College will not assist applicants with any visa matter. A background check will be required.

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