Vice President for Advancement - Alverno College

AFP SE WI Administrator
December 1, 2017

Alverno College, a Catholic college for women and respected institution of national significance, seeks a talented and energetic Vice President for Advancement to lead the College’s fundraising, external relations and alumnae engagement efforts. The Vice President is expected to take office in early spring 2018.

In fall 2017, Alverno College enrolled nearly 2,000 total students and was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The institution has four schools: School of Arts and Sciences, School of Professional Studies (Business and Education), JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing and Health Professions, and School of Adult Learning and New Initiatives. Undergraduate programs for women are offered in more than 60 areas of study, and graduate and degree completion programs are open to women and men.

Reporting directly to President Andrea Lee, IHM, the Vice President serves as the President’s lead partner in planning and executing Alverno’s advancement and alumnae engagement efforts, and in securing external support for its new and ambitious strategic plan. The Vice President also serves on the President’s Administrative Council and as a member of several committees and task forces. She/he is a key leader of the Alverno College Alumnae Council and serves as principal liaison to the Board of Trustees Committee on Resource Development.

The areas under the Vice President’s direct leadership include the College’s fundraising and alumnae engagement departments. The Vice President will foster collegiality and inspire excellence, innovation and institutional responsiveness among her/his staff by leading them in developing action plans that align advancement work with the College’s strategic plan.

Successful candidates should present appropriate academic credentials and demonstrate substantial experience in fundraising and advancement, preferably at an institution of higher education or organization(s) of similar complexity. A strong commitment to the education of women and to first-generation students is essential. For further information about the institution, position and application guidelines, please go to to review the search profile. More information about Alverno College can be found at

A complete application will include a thoughtful cover letter, a current resume and five professional references. Submit your application as an email attachment in Microsoft Word format to: For full consideration by the search committee, applications should be submitted by December 22, 2017. By College policy and search committee affirmation, all information from and about candidates will be kept in strict confidence in perpetuity.

The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Senior Consultant Maya Ranchod Kirkhope. She can be reached at or (703) 380-9195.

Alverno College is an equal opportunity employer and committed to workplace diversity.

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