The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Office of Philanthropy is currently recruiting for an Associate Vice President, Philanthropy . Reporting to the Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO), the Associate Vice President, Philanthropy for the University of Maryland, Baltimore Office of Philanthropy will manage, plan and coordinate philanthropic programs for the Office of Philanthropy and the University. This position is an executive level administrative position that provides oversight, leadership, guidance, and management to various areas within the Office, including planned giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, annual giving and prospect research. The Associate Vice President is responsible for establishing and meeting short term & long term fundraising and financial goals, and for developing and implementing planned and major gift strategies. The Associate Vice President serves as the senior planned giving officer for the University, maintains a prospect portfolio and is charged with cultivating and soliciting principal, planned and major gifts, as appropriate. The Associate Vice President proactively cooperates with senior leaders of schools and the University to support the overall mission of the University. This position requires 50% off-campus traveling.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Provide leadership to support the University's mission and strategic initiatives for all development activities. Contribute to the advancement of the University's agenda and strategic plan.
Responsible for development and execution of a comprehensive major gift cultivation and solicitation strategy and plan. Develops relationships with a cadre of prospective donors and will be expected to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward these individuals. Directs and manages a portfolio of principal, planned and major gift prospects, in the range of $50,000 to $1 million-plus.
Serves as the senior planned giving officer for the University, with primary responsibility for gifts of estates, trusts, and various other and financial venues that reflect financial planning and deferred giving opportunities; serves as fundraising liaison to schools and prepares written materials, including having primary responsibility for training and support for other staff members working with donors on deferred and planned gifts such as trusts, charitable annuities, life insurance, wills, and bequests. Oversees planned giving marketing strategies and programs.
Ensures the provision of adequate, accurate, and timely data for strategic decision-making and operational leadership. Provides research and advice to the CDO regarding sensitive issues.
Facilitates development of liaisons and partnerships with internal and external institutions to advocate for the advancement of the University's mission and strategic goals.
Serves as the liaison to the CPO in supporting senior management in addressing unanticipated challenges and opportunities.
Develops and implements procedures, processes, and disciplines fundamental to maintaining a solid and reliable control environment within a heavily decentralized environment.
Participates in/on and provides input to multiple University committees and advisory boards.
Monitors and responds to higher education and/or University's competitor behavior and market trends.
Evenings, weekends and travel required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: A Bachelor's degree is required and an advanced degree would be an asset.
Experience: A minimum of twelve (12) years spent progressively building a background in planned, principal and major gift and philanthropic endeavors with strategic and tactical planning functions with at least five (5) years of experience at a management/leadership level serving as a key strategic and business partner to a chief executive officer and as an integral member of a senior leadership team. Experience in an academic health system or an institution of higher education is preferred.
Financial disclosure is required.
Credit history review may be required.
This position will be exempt from notice, as per policy VII-1.22 – Policy on Separation for Regular Exempt Employees.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision.
Ability to convey a collaborative, solutions oriented style which can help lead change using strong communication skills to convey the benefits of proposed initiatives.
Ability to present complex information to various constituents and convey a collaborative solutions-oriented style of management.
Excellent knowledge of best practices in not-for-profit fundraising, IRS regulations, CASE guidelines and financial business operations.
In depth knowledge of complex gift transactions, GAAP, and internal controls requirements. Knowledge of state accounting, reporting and funding process is desirable.
Ability to develop and communicate robust philanthropic models and insightful financial analysis, performance measures, and metrics.
Demonstrated leadership, communication, team building, staff building and organizational skills within a complex and diverse organization.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to present complex information to various audiences.
Creativity in exploring and developing a high-quality control environment with personal integrity and professionalism.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, globa...l health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.