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VP of Institutional Advancement

DeSales University
DeSales is located in the Lehigh Valley-known for its landscapes, arts scene & a business community
Competitive salary with excellent benefits
Date posted
Jan 26, 2024

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Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at DeSales University provides strategic direction, vision, and management of the University's overall institutional advancement efforts. The VP works collaboratively to develop, implement and achieve strategic plans for increasing private support; and provides leadership, direction and oversight for major gifts, corporate and foundation gifts, planned giving, annual giving, prospect research, donor relations, alumni engagement, and advancement information services. The ideal candidate has a strong, demonstrable working knowledge of current best practices in all aspects of fundraising. 


Bachelor's degree; master's preferred  Minimum of eight (8) years of fundraising experience in higher education or similar environment  Demonstrated ability to supervise and lead a team  Strong verbal and written communication skills  Effective interpersonal skills to develop collaborative working relationships  Ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects, and establish goals  In-depth experience with major gifts management, alumni engagement donor relations, fundraising, database services, communications and marketing in higher education  Comprehensive capital campaign experience  Willingness and ability to travel and work varied hours as needed 

DeSales University is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled 



DeSales University

DeSales is a private, four-year Catholic university for men and women administered by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales.

Our 550-acre campus is in Center Valley, Pa., 15 minutes south of Bethlehem and Allentown, Pa., 1 hour from Philadelphia, 90 minutes from Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pa., less than 2 hours from New York City, and 3 hours from Baltimore.

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