Vice President for Advancement
Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas announces the search for a new Vice President for Advancement. The Vice President will lead the Division of Advancement and report directly to the President of the University and will oversee all aspects of development and alumni affairs. As a member of the President’s Administrative Team, the Vice President provides significant contributions to the formulation, implementation and administration of the University Strategic Plan and the development of strategic initiatives in the Division of Advancement that are supportive of the overall plan. The appointee will assume responsibilities at the University by early fall and no later than January 2015.
Founded in 1890 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, the University continues to be a United Methodist institution with a tradition in the liberal arts and sciences and a focus on professional and career preparation. With a student body of approximately 2,700 students, the undergraduate program is 1,500 students who participate in traditional and non-traditional educational experiences. The graduate program consists of six Master’s and two Doctorates in fields ranging from a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice and Master’s degrees in Nurse Anesthesia to Master’s degrees in Education and Marriage and Family Therapy.
The University has just completed a $6.7 million campaign and a new Campus Master Plan. The campus is undergoing a major change. The new Campus Master plan is guiding the changes and serving as the guide to the funding of new and renovated capital projects. It is anticipated that the new Vice President will provide leadership in expanding and restructuring the advancement division to accommodate the goals established in The Strategic Plan 2020.
The successful candidate will be a strong leader with progressively responsible experience as an administrator (5 years or more) and leader of development or advancement programs. In addition, a Bachelor’s degree is required; however, an advanced degree is preferred. Candidates with experience in foundations or other higher education positions with ties to advancement will be considered. Strength in the field of development management, campaign planning and management, as well as, recognition of the importance of the role of alumni and community in the success of the University is critical. Preference will be given to candidates with progressive experience in fields of development such as annual giving, planned giving, major gifts and specific experience in campaign planning and management.
The Texas Wesleyan University Search Committee will be evaluating applications as they are received and will narrow the pool by the earliest possible date. Although applications will be accepted until the time that a new vice president is selected, candidates should submit their materials as soon as possible for the most favorable consideration. Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and five professional references with the email and telephone numbers (references will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant). Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (MS Word or Adobe PDF) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The search is being assisted by:
Oscar C. Page, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant, AGB Search
Texas Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.