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Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Morgan State University
Maryland, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 11, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Morgan State University (MSU), a Carnegie-classified Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity (R2), in northeast Baltimore, invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

MSU, founded in 1867 provides instruction to a multiethnic, multiracial, multinational student body, offering more than 100 academic programs leading to degrees from the baccalaureate to the doctorate.  As an anchor institution and Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University, Morgan fulfills its mission to address the needs and challenges of the modern urban environment. MSU is a major economic engine for the city and state annually producing $1 billion in statewide economic impact, supporting 6,500 jobs and generating $47 million in state tax revenues. 

Located in a charming residential area of northeast Baltimore, Morgan’s impressive, 152-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities geared toward innovative teaching and learning in the 21st century.  The campus, designated as a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, offers a safe and inviting learning environment with easy access to the best the city has to offer: culture, dining, shopping and sightseeing as well as employment and civic engagement opportunities.

Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA) works with him and the Institutional Advancement team to lead the University’s fundraising, marketing and communications functions, including fundraising campaigns; special events; annual fund; major and planned gifts; corporate and foundation relations; alumni relations; donor relations; prospect management; gift processing and acknowledgement; publications, digital media; and public relations and strategic communications.  He/she is a member of the University’s leadership team and works closely with the Board of Regents, the Foundation Board, the senior administration, faculty and staff to achieve Morgan State University’s strategic goals.  The incumbent also serves as Executive Director of the Morgan State University Foundation.

The person selected for this position must be a creative, innovative and results-oriented individual with excellent interpersonal skills, strong presentation and negotiating skills, and general business acumen.  The ability to write clearly and effectively is a must, as is facility with budgets and financial reporting.  Individuals who are interested in this opportunity must have impeccable integrity and must be able to provide references from all previous employers.

Qualified candidates for the Vice President position should have a minimum of 10 years of broad-based and progressively more responsible institutional advancement experience, preferably with a concentration in education.  Experience should include at least five years in senior level management, preferably in the nonprofit arena.  A bachelor’s degree is required; and an advanced degree is preferred.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC. is assisting Morgan State University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.


Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

Marion Frenche, Practice Leader, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion,

Search Manager & Senior Executive Search Consultant

Shelley Sullivan Feather, Senior Executive Search Consultant and Practice Leader, Library and Information Science



MSU is an equal opportunity employer


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