When you join our team, you become part of a group dedicated to advancing Wichita State University and its mission to serve students while contributing to the prosperity of our community and region. Our core values of integrity, excellence, collaboration and service guide the work we do and help create a supportive, dynamic work environment. Want to learn more? Check out our most recent job opportunities below.
Have you ever wanted to be part of something bigger than yourself? Do you believe in the power of leadership to inspire and guide teams to achieve their goals? If so, we have an opportunity for you. We are seeking a talented Associate Vice President of Development (AVPD) to join our team and provide strategic leadership and mentorship to our development unit(s).
The Associate Vice President of Development (AVPD) will provide direction, strategic leadership, and mentoring to their assigned unit(s). With a supportive and encouraging leadership style, this position develops and guides teams that are results oriented. The AVPD actively recruits top personnel and promotes the team’s collective professional advancement. The person in this position fosters good relationships with campus and athletic partners and gives direct reports the tools they need to accomplish the same. The AVPD will maintain, cultivate, and solicit their own donor portfolio and manage their donor relations, including an assigned geographic location. The AVPD is responsible for developing and implementing fundraising goals and strategies to support the mission and goals of the WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement (WSUFAE). The AVPD must be self-motivated and outcome and solution driven. The AVPD will represent WSUFAE and Wichita State University in a professional manner creating a positive image with all constituencies. This leader will exemplify the WSUFAE’s core values of Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, and Service in all that they do.
If you are passionate about making a difference, building relationships, and driving results, then we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Together, we can create a positive impact on our community and beyond.
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Commitment to Inclusion and Belonging
Our organization is committed to providing opportunities for all employees to succeed by creating an inclusive environment that amplifies the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our team members.
With a mission built on our core values of integrity, collaboration, excellence, and service, we strive to be an inclusive and equitable work environment. Managers are expected to model this behavior by clearly setting expectations and directly addressing non-inclusive behavior. In our pursuit to build and maintain a high-performing team, it is every individual’s responsibility to contribute to our culture of belonging.
At the WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement, we work every day to enhance a community of learning excellence for students and faculty through philanthropy and stewardship. Our primary role is to advance and support the mission of the university, which is to be an essential educational, cultural and economic driver for Kansas and the greater public good. Our team is passionate about education and opening doors to new opportunities.
The WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement also offers outstanding benefits, including medical/dental/vision (100% premium paid for employee/50% for dependents), term life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 8.5% company match for retirement accounts after one year, and more.
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The WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We believe the best way to grow employees is by providing benefits and professional development opportunities that inspire great work.