California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) is
seeking a talented, energetic and experienced professional to join
the campus community as its vice president for university
As California's capital university, Sacramento State transforms
lives by preparing students for leadership, service and success.
Sacramento State is located on a beautiful 300-acre, tree-lined
campus adjacent to the American River, about five miles east of the
State Capitol. Established in 1947, it is the seventh-largest of
the 23 campuses in the California State University system. With
faculty, students and staff working at the confluence of knowledge,
passion, innovation and real-world learning, Sacramento State
offers a truly transformative educational experience to its over
30,000 students-an experience enriched at every turn by the arts,
culture, altruism, diversity, natural campus beauty and a community
committed to educational excellence. As a top regional four-year
comprehensive public university offering programs in business,
education, engineering, health, the humanities, public policy and
science, Sacramento State is the place to "Redefine the Possible,"
the University's tagline. Sacramento State alumni-one out of every
20 area residents-make up the heart of the region's workforce and
some of its finest leaders who are driven to make a difference in
As the institution's chief fundraising officer, the VPUA will
provide leadership and direction for the University Advancement
division consisting of university development, alumni relations and
annual giving, and advancement communications and stewardship.
Reporting directly to the president, the VPUA is an active member
and participant of the president's cabinet and designs and executes
the strategic vision for fundraising and alumni relations in
alignment with the university's values, aspirations and priorities.
The VPUA serves as the executive officer of the institution's
foundation and provides leadership to dedicated volunteers, alumni
and friends of the institution as the campus embarks on its "On the
Rise" campaign. The $200 million campaign is in its planning stages
and has raised more than $41 million toward its goal in the first
two years of the campaign. The eight-year campaign runs through
June 30, 2023.
The VPUA will be an experienced and successful major and
principal gift fundraiser with at least six to eight years of
progressively responsible, hands-on leadership experience in a
development program of similar or greater complexity and scope.
Successful management of a major comprehensive campaign is highly
preferred. He or she will resonate with the student-focused mission
of Sacramento State and demonstrate significant desire and ability
to engage with the community. Experience working directly with and
managing the activities of a volunteer board, executive campaign
committee and other principal gift prospects is required, as is the
ability to integrate strategically activities across the
department, institution and community. A high level of energy,
focus and the intellectual capacity to effectively partner with the
president, cabinet, deans, faculty, staff, students, alumni and
community members of diverse backgrounds is vital. A bachelor's
degree is required; a master's degree is preferred.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest
consideration, applicant materials should be received by
July 10, 2017. Candidates should provide a resume,
a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and
requirements described in the leadership profile and the names and
contact information of five references. Candidate confidentiality
will be respected and references will not be contacted without
prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Inquiries and
application materials should be sent via email to the search
consultants, Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D, Suzanne Teer and Sophie Stava
of Witt/Kieffer, at .
Questions may also be directed to the consultants through the
office of Eden Stroud at .
Documents that must be mailed may be sent to: Witt/Kieffer, c/o
Eden Stroud, 2015 Spring Road, Suite 510, Oak Brook, IL 60523.
The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on
the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability,
genetic information, gender, gender identity/expression, marital
status, genetic information, medical condition, national origin,
sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other
Employment Type: Permanent
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