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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
References will not be contacted until later in the search process.
Diverse and traditionally underrepresented candidates are
encouraged to apply.