POSTING DATE: February 19, 2014

Wayland Baptist University - Lubbock Campus


Executive Director/Campus Dean


The Director of Development reports directly to the Executive Director/Campus Dean and directs and actively participates in the University’s fund-raising activities; creates, implements and revises a multi-year and comprehensive strategic development plan; delivers valued services to a broad base of donors and prospects, and cultivates productive relationships with the campus community; actively represents the University in the community and builds relationships with donors and prospects; works with the Executive Director/Campus Dean, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the Plainview Campus and other University leaders to identify, develop and refine initiatives that meet funding requirements of foundations and government programs; oversees donor stewardships, including reporting to major donors; fosters relationships between Wayland and its donors; and works with the Executive Director/Campus Dean and Advisory Committee to develop, cultivate and identify new potential members of the Advisory Committee.


1. Coordinate activities with the Executive Director/Campus Dean

2. Determine individual development program staffing requirements

3.  Direct and coordinate unit's financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency

4.  Develop and implement strategies for fundraising, marketing, media relations and recruiting based on the University’s goals and objectives

5.  Establish and implement the applicable policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with Executive Director/Campus Dean, Advisory Committee Members, organization officials, and staff members as necessary

6.  Plan, direct and coordinate activities such as promotions, grant proposals, needs assessments, and other related activities as required

7.  Review financial statements, activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing program improvement

8.  Communicate with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources

9.  Identify main client groups and audiences and determine the best way to communicate publicity information to them

10.  Write interesting and effective press releases, prepare information for media kits and develop and submit information for posting to the Campus web site

11.  Develop and maintain the University's corporate image and identity

12.  Manage applicable budgets

13.  Draft speeches for university executives, and arrange interviews and other forms of contact for them

14.  Develop and evaluate advertising and promotion of development events

15.  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with local and municipal government officials and media representatives

16.  Select products and accessories to be displayed at trade or special production shows

17.  Resolves problems as they arise or recommends how problems can be resolved by working closely with the Executive Director / Campus Dean.

The above statements are not a complete list of responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this position. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by Executive Director/Campus Dean.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and License:

1.  Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field required.

2. Master’s Degree or higher preferred.

Experience & Knowledge:

1.  Experience in a university administration setting, preferably in institutional advancement, marketing, or recruiting and a successful track record of major gifts work, fundraising management including campaign leadership and institutional communication/marketing is required.

2.  A deep commitment to Christian Higher Education and agreement with the purposes and philosophy of higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and WBU in particular. 

3.  An understanding of and commitment to work with educational programs related to churches, businesses, industries, and the military.

4.  Experience in the area of budgets, management and supervising staff.

5.  A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience in all aspects of major gifts: annual giving, corporate/foundation relations, prospect management, alumni affairs, media and communication.

Skills & Abilities:

1.  Must have a working knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, situational leadership strategies, production methods, and coordination and empowerment of people and resources.

2.  Must understand human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests.

3.  Must be able to demonstrate a dynamic outgoing leadership style characterized by openness, trust, collegiality and creativity coupled with high energy, decisiveness and strong commitment to Wayland’s vision, mission, core values and strategic priorities.

4.  Must have the ability to effectively communicate information and ideas orally and in writing.

5.  Must possess good computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, power Point and Access.

6.  Must become proficient with the University Power Campus program.

7.  Must be detail-oriented and have good organizational skills.

8.  The ability to understand and interpret personnel policies and procedures.

9.  The ability to be flexible, prioritize and available to work extended hours as needed to include occasional evenings and weekends.

10.  Must be willing and able to travel occasionally.

11.  Must be reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

12.  Must be willing to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction and take on responsibilities and challenges.

13.  Ability to foster collaborative teamwork and maintain cooperative relationships both internally and externally.

14.  Must be pleasant with others on the job and display a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

15.  Must be creative and be able to develop new ideas.

16.  Must have a working knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

17.  Must be persistent in the face of obstacles.

18.  Must be honest, ethical, reliable, responsible, and dependable.

Additional Requirements:

Must have no delinquent or defaulted Student Loans.  A credit check may be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

THE UNIVERSITY: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Applications may be submitted online or you may download it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information:

1. Letter of Interest

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement (Link to Application Below)

3. Current Resume

4. List of Current References

Please send this information to:

Dr. David Bishop, Executive Director/Campus Dean Wayland Baptist University - Lubbock Campus

801 North Quaker Ave
Lubbock, TX 79416
Phone: (806) 785-9285
Fax: (806) 785-9288



Position will remain open until filled.

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its mission and purposes.