Vice President for Advancement
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Wofford College, consistently ranked one of the country's top 70
liberal arts colleges and one of the few with a highly competitive
Division I athletics program, seeks an exceptional leader as its
next Vice President for Advancement (VPA). A strategic partner to
the college’s President and the Board of Trustees, this seasoned
professional will be a leader of an already accomplished
advancement effort and a vital member of the President's highly
collaborative and collegial Cabinet.
Established in 1854, Wofford
College is an independent liberal arts college in Spartanburg,
S.C., affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It offers
bachelor’s degrees in 27 major
fields of study and is well known for its programs leading to
graduate and professional studies (medicine and other health
professions, law, commerce and advanced graduate study across
academic disciplines). The college is committed to providing a
superior liberal arts education that prepares its students for
extraordinary and positive contributions to a global society.
Wofford’s mission is focused on excellence in character,
performance, leadership, service to others and lifelong learning.
Wofford strives for sustainability in all aspects of college life
through respect for the environment and through the college's
The Vice President for Advancement, reporting directly to
President Nayef Samhat, has oversight responsibility for all
staff and activities involved with fundraising to support the
programs of the college, including annual, planned and capital
giving. The Advancement portfolio also includes all activities
designed to engage alumni, parents, corporations, foundations and
other individual friends in support of the college and in the
building, cultivation and nurturing of those relationships
essential for fundraising success. Overall, the VPA and Advancement
staff will partner with leadership, faculty and other divisions of
the college in carrying out the college’s mission. This Vice
President will also serve as the main liaison with the Committee on
Advancement of the Board of Trustees.
The next Vice President of Advancement will join Wofford at a
critical time in its history. The college has just concluded the
most successful campaign in its history. Beginning with a goal
of $300 million, Wofford ended the campaign at more than $470
million. Anchored by several transformational gifts from alumnus
Jerry Richardson '59, this groundbreaking fundraising effort has
provided both current stability and a bright future for Wofford.
While Wofford faces similar challenges as other liberal arts
colleges in the U.S., the college has enjoyed a steep upward
trajectory over the past two decades and seeks to continue this
The Vice President for Advancement will be vital to this effort.
Wofford aspires to a state-of-the-art, best practices advancement
program that is productive across the donor pyramid and in the long
term. The VPA will create and execute a plan to build on Wofford's
most recent successes and lead the team to higher productivity
through the development of deep relationships with constituents of
means and with the entire alumni population. Additional information
about this position, including a Leadership Profile can be found at
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited.
Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume
and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership
WittKieffer is assisting Wofford College in this search, which
will remain open until an appointment is made.
Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:
Greg Duyck and Ashlee Winters
Wofford College values diversity within our students,
faculty, and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the
most talented people. Wofford College does not discriminate in
employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age,
national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally
protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state
and/or local laws.