Vice President of Advancement

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The LSU Alumni Association is looking for a results-driven, experienced donor development professional to lead the Association’s Advancement team. The Vice President of Advancement serves as a member of the Association’s leadership team and is responsible for the financial, strategic, and operational success of the Association’s Advancement activities. The VP of Advancement is responsible for designing and implementing all fundraising activities in order to increase the Association’s impact, interaction with LSU Tiger Nation, and financial support of the Association. The VP of Advancement is responsible for the solicitation of major gifts, special events, corporate support, planned giving, campaigns, scholarship fundraising, and ultimately the LSU Alumni Fund. The VP of Advancement is also responsible for growing LSUAA membership. 

Some of the essential functions of the VP of Advancement position include increasing gifts to the Association and expanding the donor base, directing donor cultivation and assignments, developing strategic fundraising goals in coordination with executive leadership, and leading Advancement reporting and strategic analysis of data required to drive team and organizational Advancement success.  

The LSU Alumni Association works to serve LSU and its students– past, present, and future. We depend on contributions to support programs and special projects including scholarships and professorships for LSU’s best and brightest. Help us foster relationships and advance the LSU Tiger Nation.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 years of development-related experience with at least 3 of those years in a leadership role.
  • Proven experience cultivating and expanding existing donor relationships over time; proven ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills, advanced written, verbal and persuasive communication abilities.
  • Experience working with CRM system or equivalent preferred.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other computer software.
  • Strategic Thinking. Advanced problem-solving skills and analysis.
  • Financial Management.
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
  • Results orientation.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee, with or without reasonable accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Knowledge and use of proper body mechanics. Some ergonometric and eye strain. Vary walking, standing, and sitting for extended periods of time throughout the day. Occasional lifting, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching. Regularly talking and listening. Mostly office, but some walking through campus in extreme heat and cold as well as occasional driving. Regular after business hours of events. Travel and overnight stay required. 

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