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Division of Human Resources

Vice President for Development

The University of South Carolina (UofSC) invites nominations and applications for an exceptional leader to serve as the Vice President for Development.  The VP for Development has strategic oversight and management of a comprehensive development effort in support of ongoing development priorities to include the next capital campaign.

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Reporting to the University President, the Vice President for Development (VP for Development) is the chief development officer for the University of South Carolina flagship research campus in Columbia, as well as Palmetto College, comprising four two-year regional institutions (Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, and Union) and Palmetto College Online, the online degree completion program. The Vice President for Development also has a coordinating role with the chancellors, deans and development offices at the three University of South Carolina four-year comprehensive institutions in Aiken, Beaufort, and Spartanburg.

Desired attributes of candidates include:

  • A minimum of 10 years of fundraising experience with progressive management responsibility, including senior level management, within a complex nonprofit organization/system, preferably within institutions of higher education.
  • Direct experience or an acumen to suggest the ability to work effectively with boards, senior management teams, community leaders and community constituents to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated success, or an acumen to suggest future success, in identifying high net-worth donors, conducting face-to-face solicitations, and closing six-figure plus philanthropic commitments.
  • Results-oriented leadership in the achievement of significant fundraising goals, preferably in the higher education space.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and experience in recruiting, developing and retaining a highly functioning, cohesive team.
  • An unwavering commitment to quality and excellence.
  • A sense of accountability for oneself and for others as it relates to meeting commitments; inclusive management style that actively solicits input from team members.


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Application and Nomination Process

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