Under limited supervision, reporting to the Vice President for Development, the Assistant Vice President for Donor Relations, Communications and Marketing (AVP) is responsible for the coordination and management of a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels for the University. Oversee the process of donor recognition and engagement and is the expert in all things related to donor recognition societies, acknowledgements, and donor communication efforts. Provide coordination and management of a comprehensive donor communications and marketing program that execution of integrated content marketing, public and donor relations strategy for the Division of Development to build awareness and drive engagement of alumni and prospective donors. Build messaging structure for a university-wide campaign and create a full suite of campaign collateral. Provide leadership, guidance and strategic direction to the staff who recognize and acknowledge donors through varied levels of communication and provide proactive services to units. This position sustains positive and mutually rewarding relations between the University and its donors. Work with the Vice Presidents for Development, and Gift Planning, and the Principal Gifts team to develop stewardship plans for the top presidential prospects and top donors to the UofSC system. Other responsibilities include collaboration with colleagues in the Office of Communications & Marketing to ensure consistency of messaging and branding with the university. This position serves as the division's primary liaison to the Office of the President and Office of Communications & Public Affairs with respect to donor engagement, development events and other related functions. This position also serves on the UofSC Development Leadership Team
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 10 years in donor relations, communications, and/or marketing experience in higher education. Supervisory experience is required. Required to travel to geographical location of donors/prospects, work evenings, and weekends. Must have a valid driver's license. Prior experience in hiring, training and managing staff.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 98828
About The University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.