Founded in 1863, Kansas State University is a comprehensive research and land grant institution. Since its founding, the University has evolved into a modern institution of higher education, committed to quality programs and responsive to a rapidly changing world and the aspirations of an increasingly diverse society. The KSU Foundation is Kansas State University’s strategic partner for philanthropy. Through its fundraising mission, the Foundation guides and inspires philanthropy toward University priorities to boldly advance K-State. Its mission is to secure and prudently manage private gifts in support of Kansas State University and foster a culture of philanthropy across the K-State family.
The KSU Foundation seeks an Associate Vice President of Corporate and Foundation Development (AVP) to provide strategic leadership, mentorship, and vision to the Corporate and Foundation Relations team at the KSU Foundation. Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President of Development, the AVP will be responsible for leading the team from $7 million annually in core production to $10 million annually in three years. The AVP will build relationships and collaborate with University, Alumni Association, and athletics partners as well as K-State Innovation Partners, K-State’s hub of corporate engagement, technology commercialization, and economic development — to initiate, promote, implement, and evaluate strategic initiatives that engage corporate and foundation partners to make philanthropic investments in the University.
The AVP will possess a high level of business acumen with a bias toward action and a track record of growing and accelerating programs and initiatives.