Director of Advancement Programs

Carthage College
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Nov 02, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director of Advancement Programs

Join the team at our beautiful lakefront campus!

Job Summary:

Carthage College invites applicants for the role of Director of Advancement Programs.  This position oversees and directs college-wide events and donor relations activities and assists with prospect research within the Office of Institutional Advancement (IA).

For college-wide events, the Director leads the planning, execution, and documentation of events such as Commencement, Presidential Inaugurations, high-profile speaker series, employee relations recognition programs, and other events and programs identified by the President of the College or the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Working with the Assistant Director of Advancement Programs, whom the Director supervises, s/he is responsible for the development and implementation of programs that foster and nurture lasting relationships between Carthage College and its donors and to steward gifts specifically endowed funds, campaign gifts, principle gifts, and gifts from major donors. This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Major Responsibilities:

Lead strategic planning, execution, and documentation of programs designated to be college-wide events (such as Community Welcome, Commencement Weekend, Presidential Inaugurations, and more)

Lead donor relations and stewardship collaborations, documentation, gift recognition, and corresponding reporting and research

Minimum Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum of five years higher education advancement experience preferred
  • High energy, self-motivated and self-directed
  • Demonstrated success with special event and project management; strong organizational and time-management skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks and work with deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong skills in word processing and relational databases
  • Background or familiarity with prospect research preferred
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed for occasional special events; ability to travel as needed

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file to the Resume Upload section at, including a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references.  For best consideration, applications should be received by November 6, 2018.

About Carthage:

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.






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