Vice President for Advancement -- Aquinas College Office of Advancement
Aquinas College seeks a dynamic and experienced leader for the Vice President for Advancement. This critical role reports to the President, participates in the President’s Cabinet, and assists the College with establishing and achieving aggressive fundraising goals. This individual will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances for sustainable philanthropic support.
The Vice President for Advancement will be a visionary and strategist and will work closely with the President and Board of Trustees to plan and implement fundraising strategies; capital campaigns; grow the Aquinas College endowment; supervise and pursue grants; and lead revenue generation for the College to advance the mission.
This role has overall leadership responsibility for all aspects of the Office of Advancement including Alumni Relations, the Annual Fund, Community Relations, Data Services & Tracking, Gift Processing, Grants, Major Gifts, Planned Giving and Stewardship.
The successful candidate will be able to anticipate emerging trends and issues and develop a clear sense of purpose and goals that focus and drive the creative energy of the Office of Advancement in alignment with the College’s mission, vision, and values. This individual will be dedicated to position the Office of Advancement for success presently and for the next generation.
Educational requirements and desired experience
Aquinas College, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive educational community rooted in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. Aquinas College provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizes career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and fosters a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good.
Aquinas College values: Faith, Learning, Service and Community.