Marian University has an outstanding opportunity for a qualified, highly energetic, and ambitious professional to lead its Office of Institutional Advancement.
The Senior Vice President is a member of the President’s Cabinet, reporting to the President. The Senior Vice President is responsible for strategic and operational planning for the Office of Institutional Advancement, developing and managing systems of accountability for the staff in all areas of major gifts, planned gifts, corporate/foundation relations, and annual giving, managing budget priorities, and representing the Office within the Marian University community.
The Senior Vice President has direct responsibility for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a significant personal portfolio of major donors, and will manage and provide support for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of the President’s portfolio of major donors and prospects. The Senior Vice President will work collaboratively with the Vice President of Health Professions to secure financial support for the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the larger health and life sciences initiative. The Senior Vice President is expected to build upon the extraordinary fundraising success of the university and develop the infrastructure and relationships to maintain that success into the future.
The Senior Vice President is responsible for representing the university and its programs to the broader community through external partnerships and active participation in community events, on boards and committees and in the cultural, economic, and academic life of the university and in the larger Indianapolis community. The Senior Vice President will work collaboratively with trustees and members of boards of visitors, advisory boards, and other leaders and volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors for particular priority areas within the university.
The ideal candidate will bring a combination of practical experience, energy, and vision that will be a transforming influence in making the Office of Institutional Advancement one of the top development operations in the country.
- Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University
- A bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university; master’s degree preferred
- Administrative experience at or above the vice president or executive director level
- Record of sustained intellectual and professional achievement
- Commitment to collegiality and collaborative decision-making
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills
- Commitment to the integration of liberal and professional learning and the creation of a vibrant campus life in a Catholic, Franciscan environment
The exceptional growth and fundraising success of Marian University make this a uniquely attractive opportunity in the Midwest. This appointment with competitive salary could begin as early as August 1, 2016.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit application materials electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Required application materials include a current resume, a letter of application addressing qualifications for the position, and the names and addresses of three current references.
Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer