Vice President for University Advancement Posted Jun 15
Sacramento State University , Sacramento, CA
California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) is

seeking a talented, energetic and experienced professional to join

the campus community as its vice president for university

advancement (VPUA).

As California's capital university, Sacramento State transforms

lives by preparing students for leadership, service and success.

Sacramento State is located on a beautiful 300-acre, tree-lined

campus adjacent to the American River, about five miles east of the

State Capitol. Established in 1947, it is the seventh-largest of

the 23 campuses in the California State University system. With

faculty, students and staff working at the confluence of knowledge,

passion, innovation and real-world learning, Sacramento State

offers a truly transformative educational experience to its over

30,000 students-an experience enriched at every turn by the arts,

culture, altruism, diversity, natural campus beauty and a community

committed to educational excellence. As a top regional four-year

comprehensive public university offering programs in business,

education, engineering, health, the humanities, public policy and

science, Sacramento State is the place to "Redefine the Possible,"

the University's tagline. Sacramento State alumni-one out of every

20 area residents-make up the heart of the region's workforce and

some of its finest leaders who are driven to make a difference in

their communities.

As the institution's chief fundraising officer, the VPUA will

provide leadership and direction for the University Advancement

division consisting of university development, alumni relations and

annual giving, and advancement communications and stewardship.

Reporting directly to the president, the VPUA is an active member

and participant of the president's cabinet and designs and executes

the strategic vision for fundraising and alumni relations in

alignment with the university's values, aspirations and priorities.

The VPUA serves as the executive officer of the institution's

foundation and provides leadership to dedicated volunteers, alumni

and friends of the institution as the campus embarks on its "On the

Rise" campaign. The $200 million campaign is in its planning stages

and has raised more than $41 million toward its goal in the first

two years of the campaign. The eight-year campaign runs through

June 30, 2023.

The VPUA will be an experienced and successful major and

principal gift fundraiser with at least six to eight years of

progressively responsible, hands-on leadership experience in a

development program of similar or greater complexity and scope.

Successful management of a major comprehensive campaign is highly

preferred. He or she will resonate with the student-focused mission

of Sacramento State and demonstrate significant desire and ability

to engage with the community. Experience working directly with and

managing the activities of a volunteer board, executive campaign

committee and other principal gift prospects is required, as is the

ability to integrate strategically activities across the

department, institution and community. A high level of energy,

focus and the intellectual capacity to effectively partner with the

president, cabinet, deans, faculty, staff, students, alumni and

community members of diverse backgrounds is vital. A bachelor's

degree is required; a master's degree is preferred.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest

consideration, applicant materials should be received by

July 10, 2017. Candidates should provide a resume,

a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and

requirements described in the leadership profile and the names and

contact information of five references. Candidate confidentiality

will be respected and references will not be contacted without

prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Inquiries and

application materials should be sent via email to the search

consultants, Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D, Suzanne Teer and Sophie Stava

of Witt/Kieffer, at .

Questions may also be directed to the consultants through the

office of Eden Stroud at .

Documents that must be mailed may be sent to: Witt/Kieffer, c/o

Eden Stroud, 2015 Spring Road, Suite 510, Oak Brook, IL 60523.

The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal

Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on

the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability,

genetic information, gender, gender identity/expression, marital

status, genetic information, medical condition, national origin,

sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other

protected status.

Employment Type: Permanent

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