Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit: The Division of Institutional Advancement is comprised of the Office of Development, Office of Alumni Affairs, Marketing & Events, and Public Relations. The entire division works together collaboratively to provide private funding from external entities to support the needs of the institution including major foundation and corporate grants and gifts, major gifts fundraising from individuals and alumni; marketing for student recruitment and institutional image; enhancement with local and national audiences; major annual events in the life of the university such as Fall Convocation, Founder’s Day and Homecoming; alumni and other constituent relations; producing all public relations information for all media outlets to include: print, radio, and TV. Our Alumni Affairs office assists with developing relationships with our graduates in an effort to keep them connected with the university. The successful candidate must have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible management experience in fundraising, and must have earned a bachelor's degree. Demonstrated success in general and/or endowment fundraising Experience in developing programmatic and financial partnerships with businesses and foundations.