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Talladega College Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement in Talladega, Alabama


Under the direction of the President, the Associate VP/Director of Development will lead giving societies and planned giving programs for the College. The overall goal of the AVP/Senior Director of Development is to create strategic alliances that will enhance the funding capacity of Talladega College; and to acquire funding that will support financial aid/scholarship, academic resources, athletic, and capital efforts.

This position will require an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to work in a fast pace environment. The individual is responsible for the implementation and execution of giving society programs at the leadership gift and major gift level. Along with giving society programs, the individual will be responsible for the execution of the colleges planned giving program. Will need to know best practices in the field, be familiar with moves management, and work independently and with a team. The ability to work in a diverse environment is a must.


  • Will work independently to identify, qualify and engage potential contributors of 5 and 6 figure contributions.
  • Will work effectively with various constituencies including; corporations, foundations, individuals and alumni to build funding relationships.
  • Will engage members of the inner circle, such as alumni, faculty and staff, and board members to diversify the colleges major gift constituency and increase major gift success.
  • Develop and execute a written annual plan for giving societies and planned giving programs.
  • Employ systems to track and produce measurable outcomes for giving programs.
  • Effectively articulate and promote the Colleges mission.
  • Partner with appropriate members of the advancement team and College to identify and provide communication to giving societies and planned giving programs.
  • Lead and coordinate Founders Day weekend.
  • Coordinate major gift initiatives as directed.
  • Ensure giving society members are stewarded properly.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • A bachelors degree is required, a masters preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with at least 2 years of fundraising work preferably in higher education.
  • Strong verbal, written, and relationship building skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated fundraising track record with experience to identify, qualify, cultivate, and solicit donors.
  • Ability to recruit, manage, and motivate volunteers.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work effectively under deadlines.
  • The ability to travel for 20%-30% of the time.


Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, Talladega College application, copies of transcripts and at least 3 professional references to Human Resources, Talladega College, 627 W. Battle Street, Talladega, AL 35160. You may also emailhr@talladega.edu. or fax 256-761-6450.