Director of Student Philanthropy Programs

Job description

Valparaiso University is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the inaugural Kathleen and Mark Helge Director of Student Philanthropy Programs.  The director will be responsible for working with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students to create and implement curricular and co-curricular opportunities to help students to develop a philanthropic mindset, as well as the skills to be philanthropic themselves and to lead philanthropic activities.  As the university would like to see this effort become a core part of student development, the director will need to work with Campus Ministries, Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs to cast and implement a long term vision. Because of the cross-cutting nature of this work, the director will report to the president through the Office of the Provost.

Applicants with a master’s degree are strongly preferred, although exceptional candidates with a bachelor’s degree and significant professional experience may be considered. Preferred applicants will also have experience in student development and either non-profit fundraising or philanthropic activity. Familiarity with Lutheran ethos and traditions would be a strong plus.

Letters of interest including a vision for the directorship, resume, and three references can be submitted electronically via Interfolio at  Emails with questions may be sent directly to Dr. Martin Buinicki, Professor of English, at [email protected]. Committee review of applications will begin on May 1, and will continue until the position is filled. The position start date is expected to be July 1, 2018.

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.




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Posted: 4/4/2018
Application Due: 6/3/2018
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Salary: Competitive