Vice President for University Development & Alumni Engagement

Iowa, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 27, 2021
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Vice President for University Development & Alumni Engagement

Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, IA) is accepting applications for the position of Vice President for University Development & Alumni Engagement (VPUDAE). Reporting to the new President, Dr. Brian Lenzmeier, the Vice President provides vision, strategic direction, and executive management of all development operations. The successful candidate will secure external support for Buena Vista University through campaigns, annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, and other programs and is tasked with inspiring staff and leading in a manner consistent with institutional goals and objectives. The VPUDAE builds relationships with a broad range of constituents including current and prospective benefactors, alumni, parents, businesses, and community leaders.


A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional advancement experience is required. An advanced degree and higher education experience is desirable. The new VPUDAE should have an understanding of academic culture combined with a deep appreciation for the power and value of Buena Vista University’s mission, along with a willingness to support the University’s mission and strategic plan. Visit for more information.


Buena Vista University is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell. Application materials should be submitted via email to Cheryl Hyatt at Applications will be accepted until a new Vice President is selected. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential and should include a letter of interest, a current résumé/cv, and contact information for five professional references.

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For more information:

Cheryl Hyatt