Assistant Vice President for Development, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific
Posted: October 12, 2017
Location: California, United States
Position: Fundraising
Field: Academic centers, Education
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Category: Donor relations, Fundraising administration, Major gifts, Other fundraising, Prospect research
Employment Level: Full-time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with University of the Pacific in the search for an Assistant Vice President for Development.

The Assistant Vice President for Development is responsible for providing strategic guidance for major and principal giving in a three-campus environment. In addition to managing a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects, the AVP leads a skilled team responsible for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding suspects and prospects that will advance the mission and goals of the university.

The Assistant Vice President is an integral member of the University Development and Alumni Relations team. The role provides strategic guidance for major and principal giving within individual schools and units, manages a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects, and works closely with deans, provosts, and senior university leadership. The AVP will play a key role in the support and success of Pacific's current comprehensive fundraising campaign.

University of the Pacific is an independent, coeducational university serving nearly 6,300 students on three campuses in Stockton, San Francisco, and Sacramento. It was established by pioneering Methodist ministers in 1851 as California's first chartered institution of higher learning. Pacific has earned widespread recognition for its deep commitment to teaching and learning, its history of innovation, and the accomplishments of its 60,000 alumni.

Drawing on its rich legacy, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates who are prepared for personal and professional success. Its student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while its distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.

Pacific enjoys national recognition for its leadership in higher education, consistently ranked among the best national universities and as a "Best Value" by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review. U.S. News also ranks Pacific very high (No.15) for ethnic diversity. The Economist and The Brookings Institution have ranked Pacific the No. 3 best value college or university in California. It is among the top 10 schools in the nation whose graduates exceed expected earnings, according to an analysis by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

Under the stewardship of Pacific's current president, Pamela A. Eibeck, Pacific is expanding its presence in Sacramento and San Francisco and implementing a bold new strategic vision, Pacific 2020. This vision capitalizes on Pacific's highly regarded academic programs, formative student-teacher relationships, and multiple locations to position Pacific to become the best teaching-focused university in California.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is 7 years of progressively responsible and successful fundraising experience in a sophisticated development program. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.