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Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Millsaps College
Mississippi, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 30, 2021

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Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
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Commensurate with Experience
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Full Time
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Millsaps College seeks nominations and applications for the position of Vice President of Institutional Advancement. The Vice President will be a relationship-oriented, warm, energetic and innovative leader with proven success in the advancement field and a deep commitment to Millsaps College’s mission and values.

The next Vice President of Institutional Advancement will join Millsaps College during an exciting and pivotal moment in time and will be well-positioned to achieve great things for the institution. In 2021, Millsaps welcomed one of its largest enrollment classes in a decade and continues to exceed fundraising goals. The college concluded its most successful fundraising year ever with help from increased alumni giving, board support and a seasoned advancement team.

Millsaps is a selective undergraduate institution located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi — a progressive southern metropolitan city of nearly half a million. The college was founded in 1890 by members of the Methodist Church and is consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education. Millsaps has been praised by Colleges That Change Lives, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, the John Templeton Foundation, The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Insight magazine, among others.

The Vice President of Institutional Advancement reports to the President of the college and is a member of the President’s Executive Staff and Cabinet.  The vice president leads all college fundraising, alumni and parent relations programs and is the institutional liaison to the Institutional Advancement Committee of the Millsaps College Board of Trustees.  The successful candidate will lead a seasoned fundraising team of 11 professionals in the offices of development, annual giving, alumni and parent relations and advancement operations.

Thanks to the remarkable generosity of the Millsaps College community, approximately $14.5 million was raised in gifts and pledges during 2020-21. This represents the second-largest fundraising year in the past 12 years. The college is in the silent phase of a capital campaign and expects to launch the public phase under the leadership of the next Vice President for Institutional Advancement. In addition to the support from alumni, parents and friends, has pledged $3 million dollars and 100 percent participation toward the sponsored scholarship initiative.

For more detailed information, please see: Millsaps VP for Institutional Advancement Position Description

Please send all nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest, in confidence and electronically, to

Susan Van Gilder, Managing Director

Kenna Boyd, Managing Associate

Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Millsaps to offer equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status. Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

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