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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Development/Fundraising
A Brief Overview:
Oral Roberts University is conducting a global search for a Vice President of Advancement. This position serves on the Oral Roberts University leadership team and reports directly to the President. The Vice President is responsible for the development, implementation, and overall success of the University's comprehensive advancement program. This position develops and implements a comprehensive, strategic plan to expand the University’s fundraising efforts through annual giving and major gifts. The Vice President has a unique responsibility in overseeing Oral Roberts University‘s Empowered21 and University Broadcasting, Inc. (GEB/KGEB) areas. The successful candidate will have a passion for ORU, its heritage and traditions, and will model Christ-like behaviors.
Results-oriented team leader adept at collaboratively planning, prioritizing, organizing and executing ORU’s advancement strategic initiatives. Seasoned leader who demonstrates qualities of fairness, creativity, diplomacy, integrity, trustworthiness, decisiveness and sound-judgment. Ability to lead, motivate and inspire a diverse group of cross functional teams to foster a culture of service excellence.
Excellent public speaking and written communications skills required for both formal and extemporaneous presentations. Ability to confidently represent ORU to a wide variety of individuals and groups, both internally and externally, through written, verbal, interpersonal, and multi-media communications. Must demonstrate the ability and personality necessary to convey to alumni, friends, corporations, foundations, and other contributors the need and benefits of private giving to non-profit Christian institutions of higher education.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred. Ten or more years of successful practical experience in capital campaigns, planned giving, major donor development, solicitation, alumni/public relations, and direct response marketing. Senior-level leadership experience, preferably in a college or university setting. Must adhere to ORU’s Code of Honor. Frequent out-of-town travel may be required. Travel to include international and domestic air and ground transportation. A valid driver’s license and a valid passport are required.
About Oral Roberts University
Oral Roberts University is a non-profit organization whose staff and faculty actually make a difference in the lives of its students. We pride ourselves in our culture and the values we uphold. Our team is passionate about what we do, and we want you to make us even better!