West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) is seeking an innovative, creative individual with proven leadership abilities to serve as Vice President for Institutional Advancement. The Vice President for Institutional Advancement provides leadership and direction for all fundraising, marketing and communications, advancement services, and alumni relations activities for WTAMU. The Vice President reports directly to the President, serves on the President's Executive Committee, President's Cabinet, and on various other University committees and councils. The Vice President also serves as Executive Director of the West Texas A&M University Foundation.
The Vice President for Institutional Advancement is responsible for:
Working collaboratively with the President on donor prospect development for major gift solicitation.
Working closely with the Provost, deans, and Vice Presidents to coordinate, and prioritize Institutional Advancement goals that arise from their constituencies.
Working collaboratively with the WT Foundation to cultivate major donors, enhance faculty programs, and administer Foundation funds.
Providing leadership, planning, coordination, and management of the University's development activities, marketing and communications, advancement services, and alumni relations programs.
Coordinating major gifts fundraising with Alumni Relations, Annual Fund, Athletics, and colleges and departments.
Identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects.
Leading Institutional Advancement team to create, implement and revise a multi-year comprehensive plan, consistent with the soon-to-be-released generational plan, "WT 125."
Planning, organizing and implementing all fundraising and advancement programs, including major and planned giving, annual giving, alumni relations, capital campaigns, and scholarship development.
Establishing and maintaining productive relationships with foundations and the private and corporate business community.
Recruiting, motivating, coordinating, and retaining a strong development and alumni relations staff.
Providing leadership, management, and coordination of the University's Marketing and Communications Department.
Implementing a university-wide marketing communications program focusing on consistent messages and identity, public affairs, publications, advertising, and web online communication.
Oversight of the planning and coordination of special events that promote university relations with students, parents, alumni, and donors.
Supervising divisional operation, including planning/monitoring of its budget and regular assessment of the cost-effectiveness of the division.
The Search Committee invites applications, inquiries, and nominations for this position. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least five professional references. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit materials prior to March 12, 2018, to West Texas A&M University through the university website: