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Associate Vice President, Alumni Engagement and Major Gifts

Anderson University’s Office of Development invites applications for a full-time position as Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Major Gifts. Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The University seeks candidates with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning.

The Associate Vice President (AVP) for Alumni Engagement and Major Gifts plays a vital role in strengthening the bond between Anderson University and its alumni network, providing leadership in developing and implementing strategic initiatives to connect with alumni, fostering a sense of community, and encouraging continued alumni engagement with the University. Through strategic and operational planning, the Alumni Engagement Officer will develop programs and coordinate events and activities that will engage alumni and assist in the cultivation of alumni prospects for major gifts. Key events will include Alumni Class Reunions, Homecoming and Family Day, Founders Day and A Day. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Development and Presidential Affairs, the Alumni Engagement Officer serves as the primary contact for the University Alumni Board and alumni affinity groups and will effectively communicate alumni relations marketing plans that will help engage and encourage alumni giving. Additionally, as a key contributor of the development team, the AVP for Alumni Engagement and Major Gifts will develop an effective plan of action, to be evaluated annually, which strives to meet all University development and major gift goals, increasing alumni donors and major gift prospects each year. This position also serves as a liaison to the university, requiring face-to face interaction with faculty, staff, alumni, and the community.

The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of experience in alumni relations, development, or a similar field; a master’s degree is preferred. Proven project management skills, proficiency in CRM software, marketing tools, including social media, and excellent communication and organizational skills are required. The successful candidate must be self-directed, creative, energetic, and able to effectively and appropriately work with confidential information. A desire and dedication to exhibit Anderson University’s Christian mission through all interactions is essential.

This is an on-site, in person role. To ensure full consideration, please send a cover letter, resume, and completed staff employment application, including professional reference information to:


About our Commitment to Diversity

Anderson University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under applicable local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs.

The dedicated faculty and staff of Anderson University are committed to assuring a Christ-centered educational environment of excellence. In order to fulfil its religious tenets, and as recognized by law, those seeking employment at the University must be of the Christian faith and agree to respect and not undermine the University’s mission, values, vision, and Statement of Faith. Inquiries related to our commitment to diversity may be directed to