Development – General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Foundation
Huntington University of Huntington, Indiana, invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for University Advancement. This position is a senior administrator for the University, serving on the leadership team. Huntington University is among the top Indiana Christian liberal arts colleges with a strong historic and ongoing relationship with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA. With the conviction that all truth is God’s truth, the University exists to carry out the mission of Christ in higher education.
Huntington seeks a candidate with strong personal faith in Jesus Christ, and significant and successful experience in resource development and Advancement. The Vice President for University Advancement reports to the President and provides leadership to the campus for fundraising programs that are ethical, that conform to the policies of the President and the Board of Trustees, and that reflect Christian values.
The candidate should have a demonstrated understanding of Christian higher education, a master’s degree or equivalent, knowledge of and experience with advancement operating systems, project positive interpersonal skills and an evidence of being a team player, and demonstrated administrative and supervisory skills.
The core responsibilities of the Vice President for University Advancement at Huntington University are major donor cultivation and solicitation, oversee all fundraising programs and activities, work with the President, Board of Trustees, the President’s Advisory Council on Excellence, and volunteers in encouraging and promoting fundraising efforts. The Vice President will also plan and monitor the work of the University Advancement staff responsible for the annual fund, gift planning, community relations, major gifts, and development operations through a systematic prospect strategy and management process. The Vice President for Advancement will have the opportunity to bring a very successful comprehensive campaign to completion.
Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to: Jennifer Spuehler, Executive Director, Gonser Gerber Search, c/o Gonser Gerber LLP, 1776 Legacy Circle, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563; firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references. References will not be contacted until later in the search process.
For more information about Huntington University, please visit their web site at www.huntington.edu
Internal Number: 092418
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