Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Lourdes University
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 3, 2024

The Vice President for Institutional Advancement reports directly to the President, is a member of the University’s Cabinet, serves as the University’s Chief Development Officer and provides vision, strategic direction, and innovation for the Office of Institutional Advancement at Lourdes University.

Working closely with the President, the University’s Cabinet members, University Advisory Committees and the Board of Trustees, the Vice President will provide strong leadership and be a key contributor to the development and execution of Lourdes’ fundraising vision and ambitions for the future. The successful candidate will display a record of leadership and accomplishment in the field of institutional advancement with a proven track record of fundraising success, especially with campaign planning and major gift solicitations. The successful candidate will be able to document successful solicitation of numerous major and principal gifts and present a history of building an advancement program and fund-raising performance. Exemplary interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to solicit and cultivate donors. Strong organizational, supervisory, and leadership capabilities are required.

The successful candidate will be a visible representative for Lourdes, both on and off campus and will work closely with the President to develop a strong external presence for Lourdes University in both the community of Toledo and the region of Northwest Ohio. The Vice President of Institutional Advancement will also provide strategic direction, vision, and management of the University’s overall institutional advancement efforts, including annual and major gift fundraising, capital campaigns, community relations, and alumni relations and will co-direct the University’s Department of Marketing and Communications with the Vice President for Enrollment Management.

A master’s degree, senior level professional fundraising experience in higher education and an articulated appreciation for Lourdes’ Catholic, Franciscan mission is highly desired.

Interested candidates should submit resumes, letters of interest and completed applications through the Lourdes University Human Resources Department Application Portal - Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate has been selected.

All inquiries regarding the VP for Institutional Advancement Search should be directed to Ms.Colleen Sullivan, Director of Human Resources at

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