Vice President for Advancement
Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Eastern University enrolls nearly 4,300 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Ranked as a top-tier university by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern is located on a scenic 114-acre campus in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. It also offers programs at other locations including Philadelphia, central Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. The Eastern umbrella includes a growing online student population as well as branch campuses Esperanza College and Palmer Theological Seminary.
Eastern University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Advancement. The University seeks an experienced advancement professional to lead its fundraising, constituent relations, and communications efforts. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with our mission and community standards.
The Vice President for Advancement at Eastern University serves as the Chief Advancement Officer and is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive institutional advancement programs and recruiting and developing talented team members focused toward the ultimate goal of significantly increasing constituent involvement and fund raising outcomes. The advancement function includes responsibility for annual fund, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts and gift planning, endowment, capital campaigns, and alumni and constituent relations efforts, stewardship, and advancement services. Travel is required: the Vice President must be willing to travel extensively in his or her work with donors and as a representative of the University.
The successful candidate will display a record of leadership and accomplishment in advancement with a proven track record of fundraising success, especially with campaign planning/execution and in major gift solicitations. Strong organizational, supervisory, and leadership capabilities are required. Exemplary interpersonal skills are essential as is the ability to affect favorably sophisticated volunteers and donors. This person must be a visible Christian leader both on and off campus and give witness as a person who lives a life that honors the Lord Jesus Christ and is consonant with the Statement of Faith of Eastern University (http://www.eastern.edu/about/our-faith).
Bachelor’s degree is required and master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of ten years of experience as a senior level advancement professional in Christian higher education is preferred. The ability to work effectively with many diverse constituencies in a university environment should be evident. Evidence of a commitment to vocational Christian higher education, lifelong learning and professional growth is also required.
For more information about the position and to read the full position description, please go to: Job –Announcement.
Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com or by mail to:
Robert Driver and Doug Mason
c/o Gonser Gerber LLP
1776 Legacy Circle
Naperville, IL 60563
To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and five professional references. References will not be contacted until later in the search process.
Eastern University is an equal opportunity employer.
For more information about Eastern University, please visit www.eastern.edu.
About Eastern University
Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.
This description is intended to describe the general level and nature of work performed by the person/people assigned to this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities of the person/people so assigned.