Associate Vice President of Development
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Associate Vice President of Development
Butler University is seeking an individual to serve in the role of
Associate Vice President of Development. This position provides the
vision, leadership, management and accountability for the overall
fundraising program for the University with the primary
responsibility of increasing overall private support. S/he will
report to the Vice President of University Advancement and serve as
a member of the Advancement Leadership Team. The candidate will
possess and display excellent collaborative skills and work closely
with the Associate Vice President of Advancement Administration,
the Executive Directors of Advancement Services, Development,
Alumni and Engagement Programs, and the Executive Assistant to the
Vice President of University Advancement. Equally as important will
be the ability to develop strong working relationships with campus
administrators including the Academic Deans, Athletic Director and
other key University leadership as well as key external
• Provides leadership for Development staff with oversight of
Capital Campaigns, Development Officers, Senior Development
Officers, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Gift Planning, and
Donor Relations to meet goals aligned with University priorities.
Supervises Executive Director of Development.
• In collaboration with Executive Director of Development,
develop the goals, strategies, and tasks for all prospects assigned
for qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and/or stewardship
creating a collaborative and accountable infrastructure.
• Provides both strategic and administrative leadership for
all capital campaigns.
• Manages development strategies and goals of the Advancement
division ensuring efficiency of development staff and operations.
Works with the Associate Vice President of Advancement
Administration to implement and maintain effective operating
policies, procedures and systems relating to development.
• Assist the Vice President of University Advancement in
successfully developing and implementing strategies that will draw
more fully upon the philanthropic capabilities of the University's
• Work collaboratively with Vice President, Associate Vice
President of Advancement Administration, and senior Advancement
staff as a strategic partner with administration, academic
leadership, faculty, staff and key volunteers to manage a
collaborative process that includes providing fundraising counsel,
assisting with prospect strategy, coordinating contact with
prospects and encouraging departments and programs to increase
their friend-raising/fundraising potential.
• Manage a personal portfolio of major gift prospects, and
meet annual metrics related to contacts, solicitations, gifts,
• Ensure that Development activities are guided by the
industry's best practices, including measurements and
• Responsible for Development department budgets, including
Capital Campaigns, Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations,
Gift Planning, and Donor Relations.
• Researches, reviews and summarizes a variety of complex
development information and/or external data. Prepares related
reports and/or briefs the Vice President accordingly.
• Independently researches, prioritizes and follows-up on
multiple issues and concerns addressed to the Vice President
relating to development, including those of a sensitive and/or
confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action,
referral and/or response.
• Represents the Vice President on various internal and
external committees and meetings as assigned.
• Exhibits effective and open communication with the Vice
President of University Advancement, colleagues within Advancement,
as well as Butler University's leadership including the President,
Executive Cabinet, President's Cabinet and Members of the Board of
• Serves on the University Advancement Leadership Team.
• Represents Butler University with integrity and
• Performs other related duties as required and deemed
appropriate to effectively accomplish responsibilities of
• Undergraduate degree required, advanced degree
• A minimum of eight years of progressive experience in
development, with at least five of those years in management;
higher education is preferred
• Strong supervision and mentoring skills with a track record
of motivating and evaluating multiple staff members
• Advanced knowledge of major gift fundraising and capital
• History of success developing and managing relationships
with campus administrators, volunteer leadership and major
• Strong organizational and communication skills and a clear,
concise writing style
• Professional in appearance, demeanor, and
• Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as
To apply: please email your cover letter, resume, and
salary requirements in a single PDF file to Rachael Burt at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Assistant Director, Office of Programs for Leadership & Service Education (PuLSE) *Internal Candidates Only*
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Office of Programs for Leadership and Service Education
In alignment with the educational mission of Butler University and
the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Programs for
Leadership and Service Education (PuLSE), in partnership with
students, strives to create an environment that encourages
educational and social growth with a dedication to continuous
processing and application of experiences. By intentionally
engaging students in interactive and diverse opportunities, the
office seeks to develop an on-going commitment to leadership,
service and learning.
The Assistant Director of PuLSE, as part of the PuLSE team,
helps coordinate and improve the programs and services of the
office as well as the operations of the Atherton Union.
His/her primary objectives are to promote student learning and
development by focusing on leadership, engagement, service, and
involvement through hands-on experiences. Staff create an
environment that contributes to the sense of community on campus
and within student organizations.
• Advise various Student Government Association Program Board
committees. In doing so, assist in the selection and training
of committee chairs and maintain contact with various entertainment
• Advise the Student Government Association Public Relations
• Assist in the coordination of new student Welcome
Week/Orientation activities including selection and training of
student orientation guides
• Assist in the implementation and support of student
organizations and other leadership programming
• Coordinate marketing for the PuLSE office and related
programs including the hiring, training and supervision of a PuLSE
• Advise the College Mentors for Kids organization
• Provide support services to student organizations
• Assist in the coordination and implementation of
co-curricular assessment for student leaders, student
organizations, and PuLSE programs
• Provide suggestions and direction for improving PuLSE
services and programs based on assessment results
• Other duties as assigned
Requirements and Qualifications:
• Master's degree in College Student Personnel or related
• Commitment to the growth and development of students
• Experience in special events planning
• Experience in advising individuals and groups
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent communication skills; both written and oral
To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter that
describes your qualifications for and interest in this position
to: Caroline Huck-Watson at email@example.com.
Dean of Student Life
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Butler University, one of the nation's leading master's
comprehensive universities, invites applications for the position
of Dean of Student Life.
A vibrant university, Butler offers students, faculty, staff and
the broader community an array of stimulating intellectual
opportunities and inspiring cultural activities. Butler is
committed to providing personalized liberal and professional
education to 4,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students in six
colleges (Liberal Arts & Sciences, Pharmacy & Health
Sciences, Education, Business, Communication and the Arts). A
residential campus where faculty and staff work closely with
students both inside and outside the classroom, internship and
service opportunities are made possible by Butler's location five
miles from downtown Indianapolis, the twelfth largest city in the
United States. Indianapolis is home to world-renowned museums, a
major symphony orchestra, numerous amateur and professional sports
events and a diverse and increasingly global population. Learn more
about Indianapolis at www.visitindy.com.
The Dean of Student Life is responsible for the planning,
development and coordination of the University's programs and
services offered through on-campus housing, Greek life, leadership
and service education, university bands/spirit programs, and the
operations of Atherton Union. The Dean of Student Life works
closely with students, staff, and faculty to promote student
learning, responsibility, and intentional involvement within
organizations and residential communities throughout the
The successful candidate will:
• Direct all aspects of the operation of Residence Life,
Greek Life, Leadership and Service Education, University
Bands/Spirit Programs, and the operations of Atherton Union that
address the developmental needs of Butler Students.
• Supervise 4 Directors and a full-time Administrative
Assistant within the Student Affairs division.
• Supervise personnel selection and evaluation of the staff
within the Student Life area.
• Assist staff, students and faculty in developing
opportunities for interaction and a closer integration of campus
• Direct and coordinate a comprehensive
Faculty-in-Residence/Faculty Ally Program, including those within
the Living Learning Communities.
• Advise student organizations and serve on designated
student affairs and university committees.
• Lead assessment projects for Student Affairs division and
Chair Student Affairs Assessment Committee.
• Oversee all Student Life budgets.
• Responsible for the staff development of employees within
the areas of Student Life and assisting with those within the
Student Affairs Division.
• Serve as administrative liaison with Facilities
Management, Conference Services, Housekeeping, BUPD, Enrollment
Management, Learning Resource Center, Learning Initiatives and
other University offices.
• Implement emergency procedures and manage crisis
• Assist with the coordination of policies and procedures
for the University's conduct system; serve as a conduct hearing
• Perform other duties as assigned.
The qualified candidate for Dean of Student Life must
• A Master's degree in Higher Education Administration,
College Student Personnel, Counseling or related field and ten or
more years of related experience in Residence Life/ Student Life/
• A Doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration
• Demonstrated experience, complex understanding and
commitment to promoting diversity and inclusiveness within the
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, plus
demonstrated knowledge of the use and application of social media
and video within higher education.
Butler is committed to developing a diverse pool of applicants
and encourages the application of women and members of
underrepresented groups. Letters of interest should include a
resume and names of five references. Review of applications is
anticipated to begin immediately. An electronic version of the
application is required and may be addressed to:
Dr. Levester Johnson
Chair, Dean of Student Life Search Committee
Senior Development Officer - Advancement
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Senior Development Officer
• Identify, cultivate, solicit and provide stewardship to a
portfolio of major gift prospects and donors, specifically gifts of
$100,000 and above from alumni, friends and other
• Make a minimum of 15 individual face-to-face calls
• Proactively identify new prospects for fundraising and
volunteer recruitment purposes
• Develop and implement prospect strategies, work well with
advancement colleagues, and provide outstanding supports to faculty
• Travel as required
• Coordinate with department leadership and other development
officers to track prospect goals (including visits, solicitations,
• Other duties as assigned
• Bachelor's degree required and a master's degree preferred;
education/equivalent experience considered.
• At least five years of progressive experience in major gifts
and/or capital campaigns
• Advanced knowledge of major gift fundraising.
• Highly developed skills in identifying, cultivating,
soliciting, and providing stewardship to prospects and
• Strong writing and organizational skills.
• Willingness to work nights and weekends when needed.
• Ability to create and implement strategic plans with
superior attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to use discretion in working with confidential and
To apply: please email your resume, cover letter, and salary
requirements in a single PDF file to Betsy Weatherly firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted until the position is