Assistant Vice President for University Advancement



Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa has an opening for an Assistant Vice President for University Advancement. This position will be an experienced professional who understands university/college development, to include annual giving, planned giving, alumni relations, corporate and foundation relations, and advancement services. The Assistant Vice President will direct the operational areas of the annual giving program, alumni engagement, and advancement operations. In addition, the Assistant Vice President will have responsibility for managing the office’s annual budget, overseeing a personal portfolio of major gift prospects, and supporting special projects within the office.

A bachelor’s degree required, and master’s degree preferred.

Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University is located on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in Northwest Iowa. Since 1891, we have prepared students for lifelong success and blended liberal arts with real-world applications. BVU expands access to a quality education by empowering the people who propel Iowa forward in order to power rural vitality and personal prosperity. We foster an environment based on success both for our students and our employees, and we strive to build and support a diverse community. BVU firmly stands behind our motto, Education for Service, and was recently awarded the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.

In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect for families, students, young professionals, and retirees alike. Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home to a variety of locally-owned retail stores that complement several national chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, and professional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multicultural environment. We are a diverse community in both population and opportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learn more at www.BVU.edu/StormLake.

To Apply

To apply, submit an electronic application, cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.

Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.

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