Director of Advancement

  American University of Afghanistan
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1322
Date Posted:Jul 30, 2017
Reference:NA
Closing Date:Aug 19, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Business Administration
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About American University of Afghanistan:

Founded:  

The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit university offering an American-style liberal arts education. We opened our doors in 2005 and currently offer 4 undergraduate academic majors and a new MBA program. We follow a strict non-discriminatory policy, and applicants from all ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are a young, dynamic university with a student population of nearly 950 students and we hope to reach 1,100 students by the spring 2013 academic semester. Construction has recently begun on a new 75 acre international campus.

Job Summary:

The Director of Advancement will focus on four primary areas:

1. Raise money through fundraising campaigns in Afghanistan and abroad;
2. Engage the local community and build relationships with local & international government entities, private sector partners, and associated organizations in order to secure grants and other funding;
3. Manage AUAF’s relationships with its alumni and donors; and
4. Research and manage prospects data.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Office of Advancement must diversify funding for AUAF and perform outreach activities to expand the university’s presence locally and internationally. This includes:


Identify and apply for grants for capital and noncapital programs.

Seek in-kind donations from public & private partnerships both locally and internationally.

Host outreach and fundraising events locally and regionally at least once every quarter.

Oversee the activities of the Alumni Relations Office and ensure that effective, customer service-oriented support is provided to AUAF alumni and alumni chapters in Afghanistan and globally are active and serve as AUAF assets

Supervise the prospect research and data management work of the Office of Advancement, ensuring data integrity and protection protocols are implemented and ongoing prospect research

Work closely with the directors of the Office of Continuing Education and the Office of Sponsored Projects to coordinate and strengthen AUAF’s development operations

Engage in marketing opportunities and speaking engagements to highlight the university, its programs, and needs locally and regionally.

Engage with diplomatic missions, the private sector, NGOs and development agencies locally, regionally, and internationally for partnership opportunities, particularly for the International Campus.

Facilitate in working with other relevant departments to establish new degree programs, engaging on specialized cohorts with various stakeholders and/or donors, and other various certification-level training programs.

Seek and engage with entities for scholarship and internship opportunities for students.

Solicit and engage with entities for the purpose of establishing an endowment fund.

Diversify tools utilized for soliciting funds and conducting outreach to constituents, prospective donors, and partners.

Collaborate with the Friends of the American University of Afghanistan office in Washington D.C. for events, public relation engagement, and other opportunities to highlight AUAF

Job Requirement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Excellent written and oral English communication skills.

Minimum bachelor’s degree in business administration, ideally in marketing, management, or related fields. Master’s degree recommended.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position

Strong business and creative writing skills with a high level of attention to details.

Strong public speaking and interpersonal relation skills. Must be able to engage and interact with a wide spectrum of people both internally and externally.

Ability to work collaboratively with other departments.

Strong management skills.

Strong time-management skills with a successful record of meeting deadlines under pressure.

Person of Afghan descent preferred.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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