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As the Associate Vice President for Advancement Services, you will provide strategic leadership for the University’s development and alumni relations infrastructure, utilize data-driven analytics to drive fundraising success, and be responsible for the strategic design, development and implementation of operational functions that support Advancement goals in fundraising and constituent engagement.

ADVANCEMENT is a term that encompasses several roles and functions that collectively promote the long-term sustainability and success of the university.

At Boise State, roles that fall into the Advancement category include fundraising, donor and alumni relations, data management, communications and marketing, and asset management.

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Words in Action


Initiative: We share responsibility and take ownership for the success of the advancement team.

Communication: We are clear, concise and consistent in all forms of communication.

Impact: We accomplish amazing amounts of important work to improve the lives of others.

Integrity: We are viewed as direct and truthful, following through on commitments.

Collaboration: We proactively bridge resources to achieve shared objectives across the institution and the broader Boise State community.


Boise State’s Advancement operation is an integrated model. We work together — with one another and with university partners — to advance Boise State’s mission by engaging and inspiring constituents, and by stewarding donors and their gifts to support the University.

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Advancement Strategic Framework Key Performance Indicators

Input: Programmatic Objectives and Key Results

Output: Total productivity, total number of donors, alumni membership

Efficiency: Net fundraising production (total revenue minus cost)

Outcomes: Improved donor experience and successfully funding university priorities

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Divisions, colleges and unit offices are the primary catalysts for most fundraising activities and most front-line donor, faculty and alumni interactions.

Approximately 30 total staff work in advancement functions across the campus.


  • Research and Economic Development
  • Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
  • Athletics
  • Albertsons Library
  • Boise State Public Radio
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Engineering
  • Honors College
  • School of Public Service
  • College of Education
  • College of Innovation and Design
  • Graduate College


Executes select centralized support functions that benefit from consistency and economies of scale, with approximately 28 staff in:

  • Prospect management and research
  • Gift-agreement administration
  • Gift processing
  • Gift planning
  • Corporate and Foundation Relations
  • Annual giving
  • Alumni Relations/Alumni Association
  • Marketing/communications
  • Database management/reporting
  • Operations, budget and technology
  • Donor Relations


The Boise State Foundation, a separate 501(c)3 organization, serves as the financial portal for philanthropic giving to Boise State.

The Boise State Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors and operates with 12 staff who:

  • Receive and accept gifts on Boise State’s behalf
  • Establish and account for current and endowed gift funds
  • Administer and distribute gift funds
  • Steward Boise State gift assets by prudently managing and investing funds

The Boise State Alumni Association is a 501(c)3 organization that is funded in large part through membership. In partnership with Advancement, the Association works to achieve its mission through; membership, chapters and networks, student programs, advocacy, and special events.

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