Vice President for Institutional Advancement and University Relations

Date Posted: 
Mar 25, 2013
Job Category: 
Full Time

Position Profile

Heidelberg University, located in Tiffin, Ohio, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations. Heidelberg University offers a strong liberal arts curriculum and professional education programs with the mission of personal, intellectual, and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction.

Heidelberg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

The Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations is an executive level leadership position. The position provides comprehensive leadership and management oversight for all existing and future University philanthropic activities, external relations, and internal and external communications. The position reports to the President of the University and serves on the Senior Leadership Team. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in key leadership competencies and professional qualifications, including:

  • Interpersonal savvy to enable creative problem-solving, conflict resolution, group management, and decision-making processes.
  • Functional and industry acumen to advise the Board of Trustees and the President on all aspects of Institutional Advancement and University Relations.
  • Drive for results to ensure allocation of time and resources on critical tasks that focus on the bottom line.
  • Problem solving to utilize data-driven management techniques that look beyond the obvious for solutions.
  • Managing and measuring work to identify clear objectives, key metrics and progress reports.
  • Communication skills to ensure that complex fund raising reports and other information are understood by constituents, colleagues and decision makers.
  • Demonstrated success in all types of fundraising programs, particularly the identification, cultivation, and successful solicitation of six-, seven- and eight-figure prospects.
  • The ability to successfully strategize and participate in high-level personal, corporate and foundation solicitations.
  • An effective working knowledge of the legal and tax implications of the various fundraising techniques used in the cultivation and solicitation of six-seven- and eight- (or larger) figure philanthropic commitments.
  • A tolerance for ambiguity and a willingness to manage diverse and frequently changing assignments, particularly the ability to do so with a positive attitude and a sense of humor in a high-task environment.

In addition, the ideal candidate will model Heidelberg University’s core values of integrity, honesty, humility, transparency, respectfulness, diversity, caring, loyalty, and accountability in all work. The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree complemented by eight (8) to ten (10) years of successful hand-on experience in a philanthropic and communications leadership capacity and a fundraising certification such as CFRE, CAHP, ACFRE, AHP Fellow or similar credentials. Experience in higher education is highly desirable.

Review of candidates will begin on April 5, 2013, and will continue until the position has been filled. To apply, complete the Online Application.

Heidelberg University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all postings.