The Peace Center seeks senior vice president of development

The Peace Center seeks senior vice president of development

The Peace Center of Greenville, South Carolina, seeks to fill the position of senior vice president of development.

Reporting to the president & CEO, the senior vice president of development is the Peace Center’s leading development professional responsible for the planning and implementation of all annual, capital, endowment and planned giving campaigns. The Peace Center successfully concluded a $23 million building renovation campaign in 2012 and administers a $2 million annual campaign. The next strategic direction for the organization will be developed through a board/management planning process to take place early next fall. The strategic plan will articulate an exciting future for the Peace Center, which will likely be realized through a major comprehensive fundraising campaign. The senior vice president is responsible for building the development department staff and program and concentrating on major gift relationships, which will enable the Peace Center to successfully realize its goals through the next major comprehensive campaign.

Required professional skills and abilities:
The ideal individual will possess the highest level of professional development knowledge, skills and experience, a collaborative spirit, excellent written and verbal communications skills, and the ability to manage an eclectic team of development professionals. Success in this role requires someone who is imaginative, highly self-motivated and who works in a self-directed manner.

A bachelor’s degree is required, as well as at least five years of experience as a senior development professional with a measurable record of major gift accomplishment. The successful individual will have the ability to manage the department’s day-to-day fundraising activity, the ability to conceptualize and organize specific campaigns and initiatives, and a total knowledge of state-of-the-art fundraising practices. This individual must be able to articulate a well-thought-through plan with clear goals and objectives and then manage the program areas to organize and carry out the plan. This position requires imaginative thinking and tremendous initiative. Excellent written and verbal communication, management, and organizational skills are essential. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite of products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is necessary.

Application process:
Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume with a list of references and salary requirements in confidence to Mr. Dory Vanderhoof and Ms. Rosalind Bell,

The complete job description is available online.