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Vice President for Advancement

Ursinus College
Pennsylvania, United States
$200,000.00 - $220,000.00
Closing date
Jun 22, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Other Fundraising
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded in 1869, Ursinus College is a private, residential, liberal arts college located on a 170-acre suburban campus in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, 25 miles from downtown Philadelphia. With 1,500 students from 31 states, DC, and Puerto Rico, as well as 22 countries, Ursinus College, through the Quest Program - a signature element of the College’s academic experience, empowers students to think analytically, critically, and creatively across disciplines deepening their sense of human history, who they are as persons, what they ought to do as citizens, and how they best can appreciate the diversity and ambiguity of contemporary experience.

Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Advancement is responsible for the leadership and management of a comprehensive advancement program including fundraising and external engagement of key audiences. Supported by the Director of Operations in the President’s Office, the Vice President serves as Secretary to the Board of Trustees and is the primary liaison to the Board directly supporting the Advancement and Trusteeship Committees. Managing 8 direct reports and 25 total advancement staff, the Vice President will serve as the chief fundraising officer for the College responsible for all activities related to identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual, major, principal, and planned gifts from alumni, parents, friends, and institutions. The Vice President will also serve as the chief architect and strategist for future campaigns.

Qualified candidates will have fifteen (15) years of increasingly responsible positions in advancement, including five (5) years in a senior leadership role, with a preference for higher education experience. The successful candidate will have an appreciation and passion for the mission of Ursinus College with an understanding of the goals of a dynamic and inclusive liberal arts college. The successful candidate will be an experienced fundraising strategist and relationship builder with a track record of cultivating, soliciting, and securing major gifts. Must have demonstrated success with all aspects of advancement including alumni and parent relations, annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, campaign planning, and advancement services and communications. Must have strong management skills, marked by a collaborative leadership style, a desire to innovate, and the ability to develop and mentor a staff. Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred. The successful candidate will be required to travel frequently both locally and nationally and work nights and weekends as needed. 

Ursinus College is offering a highly competitive compensation package. For a complete position description, listing of qualifications, and additional information on Ursinus College, visit our website at   

Qualified candidates may send resume to:  
Cathy McGeever, Lambert & Associates

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