With aspirations to be one of the most dynamic, private, urban
universities in America, and with an intense focus on student
success through distinctive, innovative and experiential learning,
Point Park University, in Pittsburgh, Pa., is launching a national
search for a vice president for university advancement.
Point Park seeks a successful and experienced leader committed
to provide vision and leadership in the rapidly changing
environment of higher education, and at a university committed to
building a comprehensive advancement program to support Point
Park’s goals for growth and excellence.
Point Park is a dynamic university with a strong focus on
experiential learning, located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh.
The University was founded as a business training college in 1933
and became known as Point Park Junior College, named for the city’s
historic Point State Park, in 1960. In 2003, following significant
strategic planning, the college emerged as Point Park
The University provides innovative undergraduate and graduate
education in a dynamic, urban setting. Dedicated to academic
excellence and community engagement, Point Park prepares students
of diverse backgrounds with the knowledge, skill and experience to
lead meaningful lives as informed citizens and successful
The vice president for university advancement (VPUA) position at
Point Park University will work closely with the president, members
of the board of trustees, and leaders across campus and beyond as
they envision, plan and seek philanthropic support to move the
The new VPUA will be a seasoned advancement professional who is
excited by the mission of Point Park University, the University’s
vision for the future, and the opportunity to build a
university-wide advancement program. The successful candidate will
be committed to relationship-based advancement work that values
authenticity, integrity and personal engagement. It is expected
that the new VPUA will possess a baccalaureate degree (graduate
degree preferred), and 10 years of progressively responsible
advancement experience that includes a demonstrated track record of
success in securing annual and major gifts, and in leading
The complete search profile may be found here:
The Vice President for University Advancement Search Committee
will begin reviewing applications in February and will continue the
review until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration,
applications should be received by March 1, 2022. The new
Vice President will be invited to begin work in April 2022.
All material will be received in full confidence and should be
submitted electronically to
Applications must include:
- Letter of interest stating how the applicant’s experience is
applicable to the opportunities, attributes and qualifications as
identified in the position profile.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Five professional references with email add addresses and
telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior
permission from the applicant.
Please direct inquiries to:
Loren J. Anderson, Ph.D.
Executive Search Consultant
Kim R. Bobby, Ed.D.
Additional information about Point Park University may be found
Point Park University Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity
and Diversity Initiatives:
This policy affirms Point Park University’s commitment to
nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and the pursuit of diversity.
Point Park University does not discriminate on the basis of:
race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, age (40
years and over), ancestry, individuals with disabilities, veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, height,
information, marital status, caregiver status or familial
status, in the administration of any of its educational programs,
activities or with respect to employment or admission to the
University’s educational programs and activities.
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