Founded in 1965, Hawaiʻi Pacific University (HPU) is Hawaiʻi’s largest private, not-for-profit institution and a leader in innovative higher education, with approximately 4,600 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students from all 50 states and 65 countries. Focused on providing a unique perspective to the student experience, HPU is developing student-centric, market-based programming that responds to the evolving needs of students, employers, and the communities of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific. With an urban campus embedded in Honolulu’s business district and an aquaculture research facility located on a 56-acre site at the Makapuʻu shoreline, HPU takes full advantage of its geographic opportunities. The University’s enviable position between east and west allows the school to cultivate relationships around the Pacific Rim. This international learning community provides a liberal arts foundation and has been ranked among the top ten Western, independent comprehensive universities.
In collaboration with University Leadership, the Associate Vice President & Chief Development Officer (AVP/CDO) will create and implement a thoughtful, strategic, and innovative advancement plan that meets HPU’s fundraising goals and objectives. The AVP/CDO will be responsible for the management of the principal gifts team, while increasing constituent engagement and raising overall philanthropic support. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a multi-cultural setting and willing to embrace the island’s unique business culture. This is an exceptional opportunity for a seasoned and visionary leader to establish a high-performance culture that is uniquely qualified to achieve fundraising success.