Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Defiance College - Defiance, OH
Defiance College seeks applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Reporting to the President, the VP will serve on the President’s Senior Leadership Team and be responsible for leading and further developing a comprehensive advancement program within the framework of the distinctive College Vision combining civic, cultural, and learning engagement. The VP will provide visionary leadership, management, and strategic direction for the advancement program with specific emphasis on fundraising, prospect identification and cultivation, external relations, foundation and corporate relations, annual gift solicitation, alumni relations, planned giving, grants, and formulating and launching a new capital campaign.
The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred). Candidates should have proven administrative leadership and accomplishment in the field of development; demonstrated success in managing a capital campaign; and successful fundraising experience, especially of major gift solicitations. The individual must have exceptional communication and people skills; the ability to function effectively in an environment that demands persistence, patience, good sense of humor and focus; and have the personal presence to secure the trust and confidence of people at all levels.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the United Church of Christ, providing outstanding academic programs and co-curricular activities for a student body of approximately 1,100 students. Building on a strong foundation of more than a century of educating citizens for lives of leadership and service, Defiance College enables its students to take the knowledge they have gained and use it to change lives for the better – in their communities, in distant villages, and in their careers. Located in the city of Defiance in northwest Ohio, Defiance College offers students a world of opportunities to enhance their academic experience, from cultural visits in world-class cities across the continent, to international trips through the DC Global program, all of which open minds to new ideas and cultures and provide insights to help in competition for jobs and graduate school placement. Defiance College is the home of the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, an innovative program created to provide opportunities to more closely examine global issues and how they affect the human condition.
Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of four professional references electronically to:
Director of Human Resources
Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Defiance College is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus are especially encouraged to apply.
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