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Vice President for University Advancement

Company: Sam Houston State University
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Vice President for University Advancement Sam Houston State University (SHSU) seeks the service of a
highly motivated Vice President (VP) for University Advancement.
The VP is the Chief Advancement Officer for the University, playing
a crucial role in ensuring the success of the University, and
providing leadership in alumni relations, advancement services,
development, the Sam Houston Foundation, and the Sam Houston
Memorial Museum. Working collaboratively and cooperatively with
fellow cabinet members, academic deans, and athletics, the VP
identifies, establishes, and achieves ambitious goals to enhance
the University's programs, activities, and opportunities for
As a strategic leader reporting directly to the President and
serving as a member of the President's Cabinet, the VP is committed
to University diversity and inclusion initiatives. - In leading
University Advancement, the VP:

Directs the overall operational strategies and efforts to
create and execute fundraising plans using best practices in
annual, major, and planned gift programs to meet fundraising

Designs and implements comprehensive institutional capital and
other fundraising development programs to advance the mission,
vision, and short- and long-term goals of the University.

Identifies, develops, and cultivates relationships with top
tier prospects. Provides oversight to major gift officers in
solicitation of donations.

Engages with SHSU alumni and strengthens relationships through
events, meetings, programs, communications, and other

Establishes goals and provides leadership to the Sam Houston
Memorial Museum and Republic of Texas Presidential Library.

Interacts with community organizations and committees and
attends major events and programs on behalf of Sam Houston State

About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been
preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. - SHSU
is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high
quality education, scholarship, and service to students. -With
more than 90 bachelor's degrees, 50 master's, and 11 doctoral
programs-including the nation's first Ph.D. in forensic science and
a College of Osteopathic Medicine, SHSU provides an exceptional
college experience for every student - traditional,
non-traditional, first generation, international, or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in
all university organizations and programs. In 2020, the university
was named to USA Today's Top 50 in the U.S. for "commitment to
civic engagement and global awareness," in addition to being
classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission
on Higher Education. The "Community Engaged Campus" honor, bestowed
to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the
university's significant commitment to service. - Our motto,
"The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among our more
than 20,000 students, eight colleges, and alumni, and well beyond
our historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service
learning, volunteering, and more.
Most recently, SHSU's support for our diverse and
economically-disadvantaged student body was recognized by U.S. News
& World Report's ranking the university as the No. 1 school in
Texas for Social Mobility of our graduates. In February of 2022
SHSU was designated a Doctoral University of High Research Activity
by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education,
often referred to as "R2" status. -
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large
scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East
Texas and just an hour drive north of Houston, Huntsville provides
area residents with a sense of community and belonging. - SHSU
offers a superior benefit package,
competitive salaries, and a culture of collaboration and
Bachelor's degree in appropriate field required. Terminal Degree
or Master's in appropriate field preferred. Proven and substantive
administrative experience with record of proven fundraising and
other accomplishments as an administrator at a senior educational
institution or equivalent. A combination of education, experience,
and training that would produce the required knowledge and
abilities could be considered.

The Search Committee invites letters of interest and nominations
to be submitted directly to the search firm, Anthem Executive.
Correspondence should include a curriculum vitae and a letter of
interest describing relevant experience and interest in the
position, and should be submitted to:
While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new
VP is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their
materials ASAP, to assure optimal consideration. Expressing
interest is the first step in receiving consideration and does not
make one an applicant for the position.
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free
Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status,
citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran
status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identify
or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will"
employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and
conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background
checks in accordance with Education Code - 51.215.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: VP of Fundraising, Location: Huntsville, TX - 77341

Keywords: Sam Houston State University, College Station , Vice President for University Advancement, Other , Huntsville, Texas

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