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Vice President for College Relations

Crown College
Minnesota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jul 29, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Vice President for College Relations is the chief advancement officer for the College and leads the daily operations in the College Relations Department, overseeing the areas of work for Development, Donor Relations, Alumni Relations, Business Relations, Church Relations, and City Relations. This leader works with the President to develop the overall strategy and vision for fundraising and all capital projects to lead the execution of these plans. The Vice President for College Relations also provides executive leadership for the Athletic Department at Crown College.


  • Reflect, articulate, and promote the mission, vision, and identity of Crown College.
  • Develop and execute strategies for each area in College Relations, including Development, Donor Relations, Planned Giving, Alumni Relations, Business Relations, Church Relations, and City Relations.
  • Develop a solid annual fund program at Crown, providing a growing budget impact at the institution.
  • Work with the President to establish a plan for capital projects. Assure this plan is implemented successfully by all parties involved.
  • Manage an individual portfolio of major gift donors making substantive contact (including face-to-face visits) and presenting major gift proposals to them in partnership with the President.
  • Develop giving societies and other programs to encourage donor and alumni annual giving.
  • Assure the database for all external constituents is well maintained and utilized for various campaigns.
  • Provide leadership for key events, including Homecoming and other alumni and donor events.
  • Partner with the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer to develop and execute all communication plans to various external constituents.
  • Collaborate with academic and staff leaders at the College to develop fundraising projects for their areas as approved by the President’s Cabinet.
  • Build relationships with key influencers and stakeholders within the Christian and Missionary Alliance and Twin Cities.
  • Represent the College at on and off-campus events.
  • Provide executive leadership to the Athletics Department, assuring excellence in all aspects of this key area at the College.


  • An appreciation and commitment to the College’s mission.
  • Experience building and leading a strong team that successfully met its goals.
  • Proven ability to build strong collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and external constituents.
  • Capability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to implement “best practices” for the various aspects of the College Relations Department.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Drive to do what it takes to meet goals as an individual and a team leader.
  • Ability to manage budgets for the College Relations Department.


  • Committed Christian faith, as demonstrated by the integration of their faith in their daily lives.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Ten plus years of professional experience.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (in addition to the above minimum qualifications):

  • Ten years of experience in fundraising or work that parallels fundraising.


 Please submit a Cover Letter and a current CV or Resume to:

 Tony Kroening, Managing Partner, SIMA Partners 612-801-4136

 In the subject line of the email, please identify as

“Crown College Vice President of College Relations”

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