Vice President for University Advancement


Carlow University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for University Advancement.  The University seeks an experienced advancement professional who embraces the University's history, heritage, values, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in addressing community needs. This position is an important addition to the University leadership team, and will be called upon to assist the President in advancing a newly-approved strategic plan that empowers enhanced philanthropic and alumni engagement.   

The successful candidate for this position will be a person of strong character with a distinguished record of advancement leadership and achievement in advancing annual giving, major/principal gifts, planned giving, alumni engagement, and campaigns.  Ten years or more of progressively responsible and successful fundraising and fundraising management experience, preferably in higher education, is desired.  Successful candidates will display an unusual ability to build effective relationships with a diverse group of key internal and external constituents and will demonstrate the capability to inspire team performance.  For more information about the university and specific details about this position, please go to the following link:

Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to:  Robert Driver, c/o Gonser Gerber LLP, 1776 Legacy Circle, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563;  To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and four professional references.  References will not be contacted until later in the search process.

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct.  They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional obligations.

Carlow University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer by choice. We value diversity and we are committed to the recruitment of underrepresented groups.

Full/Part/FT&PT: Full-time - exempt
Department: University Advancement
Contact Name/Title: Robert Driver
Contact Address: Robert Driver, c/o Gonser Gerber LLP, 1776 Legacy Circle, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563
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