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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Development/Fundraising
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Concordia University Wisconsin & Ann Arbor (CUWAA), is a private Lutheran university, part of the Concordia University System, a nationwide network of colleges and universities that are each independently run but all affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. CUWAA seeks an experienced leader with the vision and resourcefulness to serve as the university’s Vice President for Advancement. The Vice President for Advancement reports directly to the President and has broad strategic and management responsibility for conceiving and implementing long- and short-term advancement plans including fundraising, Foundation board development, and alumni relations. The position serves as the chief adviser to the President on all matters related to institutional advancement.
The Vice President will be responsible for the cultivation of donors, alumni, corporations, foundations, community groups and others as part of an overall advancement plan and will lead a professional staff to set and attain annual campaign, advancement and constituent relations goals. The Vice President will be a highly visible representative of CUWAA to a wide array of internal and external audiences.
A bachelor's degree is required. Advanced degrees are preferred. A minimum of ten years of direct or related experience and success in major gift fundraising. A background in estate planning law, financial or trust services is also preferred.
Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to Chad Jolly c/o Gonser Gerber Search. To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and three (3) professional references to email@example.com and complete the following application at https://cuw.applicantpro.com/jobs/3146933. References will not be contacted until later in the search process.
Concordia University does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, marital status or other legally protected status required by law. Because we are an entity of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Concordia University, in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, reserves the right to give preference in employment to persons based on religion.
Gonser Gerber has connections with advancement leaders throughout the country and can effectively assist with the process of finding the right talent. In assisting in the search for a vice president, chief advancement officer, director of development, major gifts officer, or other key advancement professionals, we will: Assist in the creation and refinement of the position description to better assure quality applicants Provide counsel on the creation of an employment advertisement and the appropriate distribution channels Develop a strategy for reviewing applications based on the position criteria Conduct reference checks on qualified candidates Present a top grouping of qualified candidates for your review Assist in the selection of a candidate and provide counsel during the employment negotiation.