Executive Director Advancement Operations - University Advancement - (21001591)
The Executive Director, Advancement Operations serves as the chief administrative officer within University Advancement. Responsible for budget, strategic planning, human resources/staffing, operations planning and support, and information systems, the executive director reports to the Senior Vice President University Advancement.
The Tufts University Advancement Division (UA) is a development and alumni relations enterprise with approximately 200 full-time employees. Units within UA include development/fundraising, alumni engagement, donor stewardship, special events, gift processing, research and prospect management, and information systems and management. UA's mission is to build strong, lifelong relationships with Tufts University's constituents, match donors' interests with the University's needs and priorities, and secure the financial resources necessary for Tufts to achieve excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. The Division is strongly committed to serving the academic agenda of the University, creating a culture of philanthropy in the extended Tufts community, and pursuing excellence and best practices in its work. Integrity, collegiality, diversity, accountability, mutual trust, and respect for the individual as well as the intentions of our donors are the values that guide the Division's work.
Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of Bachelor's Degree and 10+ years of experience working in a complex business environment.
Successful track record overseeing budgets and human resources.
Experience working in complex organizational environment with multiple stakeholders.
Superior communication and interpersonal skills with proven negotiation and conflict management skills and the ability to manage effectively under stress.
Exceptional writing and presentation skills.
Demonstrated strategic and operational planning and management skills.
Ability to interpret financial indicators to make sound business decisions.
Demonstrated record of making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
Holds a strategic mindset: Demonstrated strengths in strategic planning and analysis, and ability to execute plans with an orientation toward continuous improvement.
Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritize work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
Builds effective teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
Experience in higher education or non-profit organizations and/or advancement/fundraising preferred.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Advancement/Alumni Relations
Organization: UA - Office of Vice President
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 20, 2021, 9:07:29 PM
Internal Number: 21001591
About Tufts University
Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.