Seton Hall University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for University Advancement. The University is seeking a seasoned Vice President to partner with the President, Executive Vice President, Provost, Deans, and other academic leaders to define fundraising priorities, create a culture of philanthropy, and develop compelling ideas for transformative philanthropy across the University. The Vice President will motivate, mentor, and lead a team of 40; strengthen metrics and procedures; increase alumni and volunteer engagement across schools and units; and carry a portfolio of principal gift prospects.
The Vice President for University Advancement (VPUA) is responsible for leading the University’s philanthropic efforts, including annual giving, leadership, principal and major gifts, corporate and foundation grants, campaign planning, and related engagement and fundraising initiatives. The VPUA will plan, develop, and implement strategic programs to increase a wide range of philanthropic support for the University from individuals, foundations, and corporations. This role reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the Executive Cabinet and senior leadership team.
Motivated to be a change agent and with success in effecting large-scale change in previous organizations, Seton Hall’s next Vice President for University Advancement will have at least 10 years of demonstrated success in Advancement, fundraising, and the administration of capital campaigns (including a track record of raising six or seven figure gifts). With strong work ethic and a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude, past experience in higher education is strongly preferred. Seeking an individual who is able to build a culture of philanthropy in the organization, strong communication skills are required, as is the ability to track and manage multiple projects and initiatives.
Pre-campaign planning for the University’s next major campaign commenced in January 2020 alongside the Strategic Planning Process. The feasibility study will wrap up in the fall 2020 and the Vice President for University Advancement will play a pivotal role in shaping this campaign and helping Seton Hall build its future.