Company: Philander Smith College
Philander Smith College invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement. The Vice President for Institutional Advancement is responsible for the fundraising and marketing functions of the College - plans, manages, and oversees the broad goals of the advancement office that support the College. The Vice President for Institutional Advancement reports to the President and is a member of the President’s Cabinet. Working collaboratively with the Cabinet, this position holds a variety of responsibilities that interpret and advance the College’s mission and provide growth and stability. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND PRIMARY EXPECTATIONS (including, but not limited to): Increased fundraising through scholarship endowment, major gifts, and alumni cultivation; Development of a comprehensive fundraising unit that integrates faculty, staff, and students in multiple fundraising initiatives; Command of knowledge and behaviors relating to legal aspects of fundraising and obligations to donors; Supervise directors and staff members in the Office of Advancement; Understand and interpret the needs of the College through multiple venues, including the Cabinet, faculty, staff, students, alumni, community partners, and other appropriate constituent groups; Identify donor prospects and provides appropriate and timely follow-up; Cultivate donor prospects for the president’s participation; Develop a comprehensive Alumni Giving Program; Assess the full scope of fundraising and provides annual evaluation and goals for periods of one, three and five year plans and programs; Attend convocations, faculty and staff meetings and other official meetings of the College; Carry out other duties as assigned by the President. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. degree is preferred. Applicants will have 10+ years experience in higher education fundraising or fundraising in a non-profit environment; A minimum of five years in a senior level administrative position; Demonstrated success in building programs and initiatives for sustainable donor relationships; Strategic planning skills and competencies in advancement planning, capital campaign oversight, endowment and fiscal management, stakeholder cultivation, and personnel management; Ability to work effectively with campus administrators and campus constituencies; Experienced in managing all fundraising roles, with particular emphasis to fundraising activities of the president; Understanding of, and preferably experience in working with, a faith based historically Black College. HOW TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curricula vitae, copies of transcripts and three letters of professional recommendations to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Email subject line should include the full name of the position for which you are applying and documents should be in Word format. You may also mail your information to: Philander Smith College Attn: Office of Human Resources 900 Daisy Bates Drive Little Rock, AR 72202 Philander Smith College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on age, race, sex, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status or religion. Philander Smith College is a smoke-free and drug-free work environment. Philander Smith College participates in E-Verify. ABOUT PHILANDER SMITH COLLEGE Philander Smith College is a private, historically Black, four-year liberal arts institution nestled near the progressive epicenter of downtown Little Rock which encompasses the thriving cultural and business River Market District and the William J. Clinton Presidential Center. Affiliated with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church, the college holds the distinction as the only United Negro College Fund (UNCF) member institution in the state of Arkansas. Philander Smith College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, Association for Collegiate and Business Schools and Programs, and the Council on Social Work Education and currently offers four degrees: the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Bachelor of Social Work. Philander Smith College has as its mission “to graduate academically accomplished students, grounded as advocates for social justice, determined to change the world for the better”. Our mission statement specifically calls for the College to prepare its graduates for more than a lucrative career, but for a sense of calling to better their communities.