Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Hamline University
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Commensurate with experience.
Jan 11, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hamline University is seeking a visionary and innovative leader for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

The Vice President for Institutional Advancement serves as the Chief Advancement Officer, as well as the principal architect for fundraising and alumni engagement for the University.  The advancement function includes responsibility for major and planned giving, annual giving, grants & corporate/foundation relations, alumni and constituent relations, advancement operations, and conference & event management.

The Vice President is responsible for shaping the vision and direction of all advancement activities in support of the University’s strategic goals and objectives.  An important and immediate component includes leading the University through its upcoming comprehensive campaign, which is currently in the planning phase. Successful execution of the campaign will require expansion of the University’s donor base.

In addition, the position is responsible for relationship-building activities with audiences important to its success, including donors, alumni, the United Methodist Church and leaders in the for-profit, nonprofit and philanthropic sector.  The Vice President will provide leadership and management of the University’s development and alumni relations with overall responsibility for the successful achievement of annual, and campaign results. 

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications has begun and for full consideration we recommend you provide us your materials by March 9, 2018. Candidates should provide a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement available at, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

These materials should be sent electronically via email to the University’s consultant, Mercedes Chacon Vance, at [email protected]. The consultant can be reached by telephone via Felicia Lewis at 630-575-6175.

Hamline University does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; gender expression; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; membership or activity in a local commission; disability; age; or protected veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.