Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Development – General, Major Gifts
Elmhurst University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA). This role reports directly to the University president as a member of the President’s Cabinet. The vice president oversees all functions and staff of the Office of Institutional Advancement. For more detailed information, please click the following link to review the job description: Vice President for Institutional Advancement
The ideal candidate will possess a proven track record of success in advancement work and cultivating deep alumni engagement. They will be able to show a history of developing and coordinating plans and programs designed to secure the maximum level of gift support for both operating and capital needs.
The VPIA must possess management skills including hiring, training and inspiring the Advancement team to be accountable and deliver results. The ability to develop and lead a collaborative team is key. The vice president will have an accessible and collegial style, polished communication skills, and a willingness to engage the extended campus community in development-related activities. Elmhurst is seeking a professional with an appreciation and strong understanding of the liberal arts, and an ability to articulate the unique benefits of a United Church of Christ institution of higher education.
Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to: Gonser Gerber Search, c/o Gonser Gerber LLP, 1776 Legacy Circle, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563, email@example.com. To apply, please submit; a cover letter, résumé, and four professional references. References will not be contacted until later in the search process. Diverse and traditionally underrepresented candidates are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 052421
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