Associate Vice President for Advancement Services

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Administration and Business Operations

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Vision: Create the best culture of philanthropy and alumni engagement of any public university in the country

Core Values 

Initiative: We share responsibility and take ownership for the success of the advancement team.

Communication: We are clear, concise and consistent in all forms of communication.

Impact: We accomplish amazing amounts of important work to improve the lives of others.

Integrity: We are viewed as direct and truthful, following through on commitments.

Collaboration: We proactively bridge resources to achieve shared objectives across the institution and the broader Boise State community.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Associate Vice President for Advancement Services (AVP) provides strategic leadership for the University's development and alumni relations infrastructure and serves as a key partner to colleagues to utilize data and analytics to drive fundraising success. In addition to providing oversight for the University's central fundraising services, the AVP leads four essential teams - Information and Technology Systems; Records and Gifts Management; Prospect Development; and Donor Relations - to create and sustain a customer-service oriented and donor-centric Advancement operation

Essential Functions:
  • Serve as a member of the Advancement senior leadership team to recommend appropriate courses of action to demonstrate and sustain a culture of service and business support to enhance philanthropic giving to the University.
  • Institutionalize a data driven decision culture to utilize data and analytics to drive fundraising success, especially in the context of Boise State’s next comprehensive campaign.
  • Lead, motivate, and direct four essential teams – Information Technology Systems, Records and Gifts, Prospect Development, and Donor Relations – to create and sustain a high performing, customer-service oriented and donor-centric Advancement operation.
  • Responsible for the strategic design, development and implementation of operational functions that provide a foundation for Advancement to achieve its goals in fundraising and constituent engagement.
  • Align business support functions, policies and procedures, and technology infrastructure with the strategies, resources, and priorities of the University.
  • Responsible for management of Boise State’s Advancement’s database (Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT) and, in partnership with Foundation leadership, selection and management of a variety of additional software tools; gift acceptance and processing and fund compliance; as well as prospect research, prospect management and data analysis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Supervision: This position will supervise or manage the work of up to 15 full-time employees

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Critical thinker with proven analytical abilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to delegate and manage numerous projects simultaneously
  • Ability to motivate, build long-term relationships with, and gain the respect of internal and external constituents
  • Demonstrate a genuine appetite to contribute to a collaborative, ethical, and professional team environment

Advancement Strategic Framework: Key Performance Indicators


Input: Programmatic objectives and key results 

Output: Total productivity, total number of donors, alumni membership 

Efficiency: Net fundraising production (total revenue minus cost)

Outcomes: Improved donor experience and successfully funding university priorities

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a discipline related to position responsibilities, plus 10 years experience including 6 years managerial experience. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a discipline related to position responsibilities
  • 5 years leadership experience
  • Experience with using Raiser’s Edge software
  • Experience or involvement with software implementation
Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

To be considered your Letter of Qualification must describe how well your background and experience meet the knowledge, skills and abilities of the role. Additionally, please provide a resume including employment history.

Travel Requirements: 

Travel may be required to meet with donors outside the local area, attend conferences/training, and donor centered events and activities.



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