Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, United States
Dec 13, 2017Full time
Kennesaw State University Position Description Vice President, University Advancement & Chief Executive Officer, KSU Foundation Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, Kennesaw State University combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level. Position Summary: The Vice President, University Advancement, and Chief Executive Officer, KSU Foundation (VP, University Advancement) reports to the President of Kennesaw State University and serves as a key member of the President’s senior management team. The VP, University Advancement sets the strategic direction of Kennesaw State’s fund-raising campaigns, with the advice and consent of the President and is responsible for the operations, management, and oversight of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, the KSU Foundation, and personnel; coordinates and manages responsibilities related to Kennesaw State’s and the Foundation’s fundraising; works closely with appropriate members of the campus community to establish, pursue and close fundraising opportunities; and coordinates and oversees the operations of the KSU Alumni Association. As the CEO, KSU Foundation, the VP, University Advancement is the primary liaison for the Board of Trustees of the KSU Foundation to the University faculty, staff, other University and State Boards, and the General community, coordinates the fundraising activities of the Board and other KSUF volunteers; has final accountability for the performance of all Foundation real estate assets to ensure compliance with all bond and/or debt obligations, oversees future real estate acquisitions the Foundation may pursue; and oversees the management of the Foundation’s investment portfolio. Among the primary responsibilities of the VP, University Advancement will be to help foster the culture of philanthropy that is critical to enhancing the University’s mission of excellence; to lead the University in its next capital/comprehensive campaign and to strengthen the University’s alumni programs and community engagement. For the KSU Foundation, the VP, University Advancement will, with the leadership of the Board of Trustees and the KSU President, guide the transition of the KSU Foundation’s focus from real estate investment and development to fundraising. The VP, University Advancement has additional Assistant or Associate Directors, in addition to other Exempt and Non-Exempt level staff. This executive leads 10-to-20 professionals working with the other University staff, alumni, volunteers, and the Foundation trustees across the University to develop donors. The VP, University Advancement must have experience in cultivating and managing not only donors, but also a volunteer Board of Trustees. The VP, University Advancement should understand University fundraising, non-profit governance, volunteer development and Board management. The VP, University Advancement must be able to direct a CFO who has a dotted line reporting to the Chief Business Officer for KSU. The real estate assets of the KSU Foundation are composed predominantly of student housing and some non-housing assets. The VP, University Advancement will need to possess the executive skills to oversee the complexity of transferring management of the Foundation’s Housing to the University and its possible eventual transfer of ownership to a public-private partnership. The VP, University Advancement represents the President when called upon, serves on the cabinet and performs other duties as assigned by the President. Required Qualifications: Education: A bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree in a relevant field may be an advantage. Experience: 9+ years’ comparable/related experience; management/supervisory skills are required. Other Required Information: As part of the background check process, this position WILL require a satisfactory Criminal, Consumer Credit check and MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) as a condition of employment. See http://hr.kennesaw.edu/managers/docs/Credit%20History%20Check.pdf and http://www.usg.edu/hr/manual/motor_vehicle_use for policy details. APPLICATION PROCESS The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (with a letter of interest, a complete CV, and a list of at least five references that includes contact information), or expression of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting Kennesaw State University. Review of materials will begin immediately, and continue until an appointment is made. Please submit nominations and applications by February 19, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. The successful applicant will be required to send academic degree transcripts to Kennesaw State University. Background checks will be conducted prior to taking the position. Please submit application materials through the Parker Executive Search website. Porsha L. Williams, Vice President Grant Higgison, Associate Parker Executive Search Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2900 Atlanta GA, 30328 Tel: 770-804-1996 ext. 118 || Fax: 770-804-1917 email@example.com || firstname.lastname@example.org Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.