Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations
The Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations will serve as the University’s chief administrative officer responsible for fundraising and alumni relations and as Executive Director of the Lincoln University Foundation. The Vice President will provide innovative and strategic leadership for planning, implementation, and administration of a comprehensive fundraising model, foundation operations, and alumni initiatives on behalf of the University and all of its components, fostering a culture of philanthropy within the University to increase ongoing private and public sector financial support benefiting the University, its students, employees, and the Foundation. The Vice President reports directly to the President. A master’s degree is required for this position with a minimum of five years of strong advancement experience and training as well as a demonstrated record of effective and successful fundraising. The successful candidate must possess strong leadership and communications skills as well as supervisory experience. Required competencies include significant leadership experience with a proven ability to communicate across a broad range of audiences, including exemplary written and oral communication skills. Candidates must have experience with financial forecasting and budgetary responsibilities. Preferred candidates will have an understanding of fundraising for nonprofits, political entities, and/or academic institutions and exposure to a breadth of fundraising sources: individuals, corporations, and foundations. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in management and strategic planning and the ability to work comfortably with senior officials.
The successful candidate will be an energetic and charismatic leader with the ability to manage complex systems and participate in the ongoing work to enhance the organization’s strategy with an understanding of philanthropic opportunities.
Applicants should send a cover letter, a resume and three letters of reference to:
Human Resource Services Office
101 Young Hall
P.O. Box 29
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0029
Review of applications will begin in December and will continue until the position is filled.
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