The Longwood University Foundation, Inc. is seeking a Chief
Executive Officer (CEO) to work with its volunteer Board of
Directors and professional staff of four to manage its growing $100
million endowment and to administer scholarships and program
endowments for the benefit of Longwood University, its students and
programs. Longwood, founded in 1839, is a state-supported
4-year coeducational liberal arts university of 5000 students
located in beautiful Farmville, Virginia.
The CEO will work closely with Longwood’s Office of
Institutional Advancement, the University’s fundraising arm, and
with the University’s Vice President of Finance to coordinate the
efficient stewardship of monetary and tangible donations to the
University. The incumbent will serve as the face of the
Foundation to donors, scholarship recipients, faculty, staff,
governing board, the greater Longwood community, and other
university constituents. Familiarity with the shared
governance model of higher education as well as the ability to work
with volunteer boards will be extremely beneficial to the success
of the Foundation’s future CEO.
The CEO must have considerable organizational and financial
acumen to handle the accounting, financial, budget, investment and
audit and regulatory components necessary to operate a non-profit
Foundation. The CEO will also develop documented policies and
maintain performance, investment and risk metrics.
The successful applicant must have at least five years of direct
supervisory experience, exceptional oral and written communication
skills and demonstrated ability to form and maintain excellent
working relationships. The CEO will be required to work
independently, and with volunteer Board members and their
committees and plan and coordinate their meetings.
Exceptional organizational skills will be needed to assist the
Board and University in growing the Foundation’s assets and
ensuring donations are stewarded according to donors’ wishes.
A bachelor’s degree in business, management, or related field,
and accounting and investment management experience is required.
Financial experience with nonprofit accounting desirable.
Prior experience in working with governing boards and in higher
education are beneficial. This full-time position may permit
infrequent telework but must accommodate a flexible schedule in
order to participate in functions that may occur outside normal
Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with
experience. Successful applicant will be subject to a credit
and criminal background investigation.
To be assured of full consideration, please submit a letter of
interest, resume, and contact information for three professional
references by October 25, 2021, to:
Robert Wertz, Selection Committee Chair
Longwood University Foundation
Leesburg, VA 20178
The Longwood University Foundation will provide, if requested,
reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations
in order to apply for this position and/or participate in the
interview process. If you require accommodations in the application
and/or interview process please contact Robert Wertz at 703
728-3610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an employee of the Foundation, the CEO does not receive