Wiley College invites applications for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement. The Vice President for Institutional Advancement is responsible for planning, implementing, strengthening, supervising and managing of activities and projects aimed at building greater public understanding and acceptance and increased philanthropic support for Wiley College. The Vice President for Institutional Advancement will provide leadership to the advancement program including: major and planned gifts; annual giving; corporate and foundation relations; and alumni and friends programs. The Vice President will create, implement and provide direction for an organized annual program of gifts from alumni, parents, friends, corporations and foundations for current operating needs and special campaign projects; participate in researching private grant opportunities and prepare grant proposals and applications to secure funding in support of special campaigns and/or specific College programs; promote special gifts and write proposals for capital projects, as needed and determined by the President and Board of Trustees; plan, organize and direct fundraising campaigns for new buildings, equipment, remodeling, other major capital needs and endowment; and develop a continuing effort to encourage gifts to the College through bequests, trusts, life insurance, real estate and other types of deferred giving.
The successful candidate will recruit and direct a cadre of volunteers necessary for the success of advancement projects; and participate in activities of the College and local civic organizations to build greater visibility and support for the College in the community. The Vice President will work with the President and Board of Trustees in the establishment and evaluation of short and long-range goals for the advancement program; assist the President and Board of Trustees of the College in identifying prospective members for the Board and work collaboratively with the Institutional Advancement Committee to ensure fundraising leadership; and prepare regular reports for the President and Board of Trustees on gift receipts and other institutional advancement activities.
The successful candidate must have a master’s degree, doctorate preferred; five to seven years of successful development experience, preferably in private higher education; knowledge of major gifts and planned giving with demonstrated success in identifying prospects, initiating contacts, and soliciting gifts. Excellent written and oral communications skills are required.