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Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Cottey College
Missouri, United States
$120,000.00 - $140,000.00
Closing date
Mar 23, 2023

Cottey College is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA). The VPIA serves as a senior administrator at Cottey College and is a member of the President’s Council. Under the direction of the President, the VPIA performs a wide range of complex administrative activities related to philanthropic funding and public relations; communication and promotion of the College and services to its constituents; and discretionary activities that support effective College operations. In addition, the VPIA assists the President in planning and policy matters.

Cottey College is owned and supported by the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O. Sisterhood), a non-sectarian, U.S.-based international women's organization. The VPIA is responsible for ensuring close coordination of P.E.O. member communication, outreach, engagement, and solicitation. In addition, the VPIA, in coordination with the President and other Institutional Advancement staff, attends P.E.O. Sisterhood annual state/ province/district conventions and the biennial Convention of the International Chapter. The VPIA is also responsible for ensuring successful signature on-campus events that engage P.E.O. Sisterhood members annually and bi- annually in the life of the College.

The ideal candidate will have an excellent understanding of principles and techniques of development activities, including annual giving, major giving, planned giving, gift agreements and grant writing. He/she will have strong interpersonal, organizational, networking, facilitation and management skills, working both independently and within a team-oriented structure. Must have excellent written and oral communications. The successful candidate will be persuasive and engaging, and have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to adapt to changing environments and priorities.

A Bachelor’s degree is required from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, political science, sociology, communications, or a closely related field. A Master’s degree is preferred. Must have five-to-eight years or more of relevant and increasingly responsible experience in Institutional Advancement work, including experience working directly with a constituent relationship management system to carry out the objectives of a comprehensive Advancement program. Prior experience with major gifts preferred as well as foundation and corporate grant writing. Membership in the P.E.O. Sisterhood is preferred.

To view the position announcement, please click the following link:  Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however, to ensure maximum consideration, please submit your materials by March 31 (when the Search Committee will begin reviewing resumes). To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and at least three (3) professional references electronically (PDF format) to References will not be contacted until later in the search process. Diverse and traditionally underrepresented candidates are encouraged to apply.

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