Vice President for Advancement

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Against the backdrop of a highly anticipated upcoming centennial celebration, Rosemont College, situated 11 miles west of Philadelphia, seeks a passionate, collaborative, innovative leader to serve as its next Vice President for Advancement. The next Vice President will be a visionary advancement professional with deep dedication to the mission, values, and goals of the College and will work collaboratively with Rosemont’s new change-minded president and senior leadership team to set an ambitious, inclusive path forward for the College.

The Vice President for Advancement 

Reporting to a new and innovative President, the Vice President for Advancement leads all engagement with the College’s external constituents, overseeing development, alumni relations, non-credit programs, community relations, government relations, and all college-wide special events and serves as liaison to the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Some of the opportunities and challenges awaiting the next Vice President include:

  • Presidential collaboration: The Vice President will collaborate closely with a new president and leverage immediate opportunities to introduce him to the larger Rosemont community. The Vice President will begin her tenure at the College during a highly visible time and will be afforded the opportunity to leverage the President’s visibility and make crucial connections with key donors upon arrival.
  • Centennial (1921-2021) leadership: The next Vice President will arrive at Rosemont as an exciting and extensive program of centennial celebration events begin. A year of planning will culminate in events that begin in September 2021 and extend through June 2022. The activity and momentum for donors to engage with the College will be a fruitful opportunity for the next Vice President to meet the Rosemont alumni community.
  • Campaign vision setting, planning, and leadership: The energy created by the Centennial celebration during the 2021-2022 academic year will lead seamlessly into Rosemont’s next campaign which will commence during the 2022-2023 academic year. The next Vice President will lead the College’s planning of this historical effort, working with the president and liaising with fundraising consultants to establish giving priorities and overall campaign strategy, planning, and execution. 
  • Expansion of revenue generation: The Vice President will develop plans and resources to strengthen the College’s engagement and participation initiatives, volunteer structure, pipeline development, messaging and content strategies, and organizational infrastructure in preparation for the College’s ongoing fundraising initiatives.
  • High-touch development and stewardship model: The stewardship and alumni engagement efforts to date have provided donors and alumni with personalized engagement with the College. Maintaining this high-touch experience requires attention to detail, deep commitment to a relational approach, and strong standard operating procedures. 
  • Expansion of alumni engagement: The Vice President will expand Rosemont’s current donor base by providing alumni, parents, and friends with opportunities to become actively involved in the College’s future through focused communication, local and regional events, and volunteer opportunities.

The next Vice President will:

  • Demonstrate an established record of fundraising;
  • Be a mission-driven individual who understands and appreciates the important role the Society of the Holy Child Jesus and Catholic traditions play at the College and can articulate those values to the community;
  • Be a strong relationship and team builder;
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Be able to balance strategic and visionary leadership with a “roll up your sleeves” mindset;
  • Possess the highest personal and professional integrity;
  • Maintain a strong work ethic, high energy, and be action-oriented;
  • Commit to supporting a diverse and inclusive community;
  • Have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability and commitment to listening, collaborating, and problem solving;
  • Thrive in a small environment and take a hands-on approach as needed;
  • Be available to work some evening and weekend events.

Evaluation of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until a new vice president is named. The expected start date for this opportunity is late summer 2021. Inquiries, nominations, and letters of interest with a curriculum vitae may be sent in confidence to:

Ruth Shoemaker Wood, Partner

Erin Kalagher Meissner, Associate

Storbeck Search

Rosemont College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and College policies.

Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Rosemont College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its education programs and activities.

Rosemont College welcome applications from qualified applicants who enhance the diversity of the campus. If you have questions, please email the Human Resources department at:

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