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Vice President for Advancement and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Santa Fe College
Gainesville, Florida

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Vice President for Advancement and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Santa Fe College, ranked as one of the nation’s top state colleges, invites applications and nominations for the Vice President for Advancement and Chief Philanthropy Officer.

Serving students at the Northwest Campus and 6 educational centers, Santa Fe is among the highest performing institutions across the 28 colleges that comprise the Florida College System.

The Vice President for Advancement serves as the Executive Director of the Foundation and Chief Philanthropy Officer and is responsible for executing a strategic vision that establishes and implements an annual growth strategy that encompasses major and planned gifts, annual giving, sponsorships, special events, and donor engagement. Additionally, the Vice President is responsible for the cultivation of key donors and prospects and the successful development of a robust Alumni donor base.

Successful candidates will possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of seven (7) years in progressively responsible positions in resource development, advancement, development, or fundraising.
  • Prior experience cultivating long-term relationships, such as through principal gifts, estate gifts, annuities, and trust funds.
  • Strong leadership, management, strategic, analytical, and communication skills to direct a results-oriented advancement program and to convey and support the unique goals and values of Santa Fe College.

The full Leadership Search Profile for the Vice President for Advancement and Chief Philanthropy Officer at Santa Fe College can be found at:

Nominations and Applications

The application deadline for best consideration is June 12, 2024. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.

Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • An up-to-date resume/curriculum vitae.
  • A letter of intent that speaks to your record of fundraising success, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, and outlining your management experience with a diverse range of assets.
  • Evidence of experience in building long-term donor relationships and closing significant financial gifts.
  • Five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers, including their relationship to the candidate. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the candidate.

All application materials should be submitted through the AGB Search portal system accessible via this link.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to


Nominations and confidential inquiries should be directed to:


Frederick V. Moore, J.D., MBA, Senior Executive Search Consultant (712) 299-2544


Jeanne F. Jacobs, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant (937) 470-9068

Commitment to Equal Access and Equal Opportunity

Santa Fe College (SF) is committed to maintaining a work and educational environment that embraces diversity and where no member of the college community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination in any college program or activity based on: their race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy status, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, political opinions or affiliations, or veteran status. This commitment applies to employees, volunteers, students, and, to the extent possible, to third parties, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, and the general public.


Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence to or from college employees and AGB Search via email may be subject to disclosure. Please contact the search consultants with any questions.



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