The Angeletti Group invites you to explore an exciting opportunity with Mount Aloysius College (MAC), located in Cresson, Pennsylvania, which is 70 miles east of Pittsburgh and in the heart of the stunning main ridge of the Alleghenies’, which offer myriad outdoor, recreational activities and stunning vistas. The Vice President for Institutional Advancement reports directly to the President and will be responsible for implementing and leading the College’s strategic fundraising programs which include annual and campaign support, government and foundation funding and the engagement of alumni in the life and financial health of the College.
Mount Aloysius College
Mount Aloysius College is a Catholic, private, liberal arts college founded in 1853 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy who are devoted to service in education, health care and social service agencies. MAC’s mission is to respond to individual and community needs with quality programs of education. Each student is provided the opportunity to develop values, attitudes and competencies necessary for life-long learning within an environment that reflects a Catholic, Judeo-Christian heritage. MAC is an accredited, comprehensive, degree-granting institution offering Associate, Baccalaureate, and select Graduate Programs where women and men of diverse cultural, educational, and religious backgrounds optimize their aptitudes and acquire skills for meaningful careers. MAC has a current enrollment of 2500 students, with 14 NCAA Division III varsity sports, a wide range of athletic opportunities and over 100 clubs, intramurals and social events.
The Vice President of Institutional Advancement
The Vice President of Institutional Advancement will first and foremost be a development executive of exceptional skill, impeccable ethics, extraordinary experience and will be responsible for all of the College’s development and fundraising activities. Reporting to the President of Mount Aloysius College, the Vice President will oversee direct response fundraising, corporate and foundation giving, government grants, special fundraising events, major and planned giving, donor relations, and all special fundraising campaigns. Leadership and management of the advancement office is an important component of the position, as is the ability to be an active community member who will personally cultivate and solicit a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects.
The Vice President must have excellent interpersonal skills, especially the ability to build relationships internally and externally. Exceptionally strong communications skills, including the ability to listen well, are required. The Vice President must therefore have a proven record of successful presentations to groups large and small, as well as the ability to interact effectively with the most educated and sophisticated business people and philanthropists.
A candidate who is facile with data and facts to build the case for philanthropy will be highly advantaged. A passion for the cause combined with an optimistic approach to challenges will resonate well with both the external community and the Vice President’s internal partners and constituents.
As a member of the President’s senior management team, the Vice President will be called upon to think broadly about the entire enterprise with an interest in and aptitude for thinking about issues beyond development and external relations.
Areas of Emphasis for the Vice President
Uphold and promote the Mission and Philosophy of the College and the Sisters for Mercy. When possible, enhance the quality of education and the intellectual and spiritual growth of students.
Preserve honesty and integrity in the professional affairs of the College; adhere to high standards of ethical practices and conduct.
Develop strong relationships with school constituents on and off campus to secure annual, capital, endowed and planned gifts that support the College’s mission.
Create and implement strategic goals and fundraising priorities in collaboration with the President and Board of Directors.
Provide oversight, leadership and strategic direction for the Institutional Staff.
Establish fundraising forecasts, develop calendars and action plans, manage the department budget, including income and expense projections and prepare and present reports on a regular basis to the President and Board of Trustees.
Serve as a member of the senior administrative team.
Manage a portfolio of prospects and oversee the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors, including current and potential board members, current and alumni parents, and alumni.
Further refine the major gifts program and ensure that it is aligned with fundraising best practices and the culture of the College.
Work with the President, CFO and Board of Trustees to determine the funding required to meet current and future institutional needs.
Maintain collaborative working relationships with faculty, parents and members of the leadership team to ensure strong support for marketing, communications, and fundraising throughout the College; cultivate volunteer leadership.
Provide direct support to the President and the Board of Trustees in all fundraising initiatives.
Serve as a resource to the Institutional Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees and the President’s Advisory Council.
Oversee the planning of off-campus alumni programs.
Manage and continuously improve daily operations of the Institutional Advancement Office including gift acknowledgement, database management and reconciliation with the Business Office.
Utilize donor management software in accordance with fundraising best practices; ensure staff adherence to policies and processes.
Build a program of ongoing cultivation of foundations, corporations and other local organizations, increase awareness of MAC and its programs, and create an ever-stronger philanthropic climate to ensure additional support of the College.
Oversee communications with all constituencies through the College’s website, newsletters and social media.
Function as a strong, collaborative, and flexible colleague.
Serve as an active and visible member of the College community.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To be considered, candidates should submit a resume and cover letter including a statement of interest to email@example.com.
Nominations and confidential inquiries made to:
The Angeletti Group
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New Vernon, NJ 07976
Qualifications and Preferences
A minimum of 7 to 10 years of development experience with progressive responsibility in development leadership, including work in all functional areas of development. Master’s degree preferred.
Experience with campaigns.
A deep commitment to education and the importance of the learning process, ideally experience working in small liberal arts institutions.
A demonstrated solid track record of major gift fundraising, management and meeting financial goals.
A self-confident, extroverted style that can enliven, engage, and positively impact individuals and groups.
A documented history of growing, modernizing, and further professionalizing a development function within an academic environment.
A demonstrated track record of successful frontline fundraising for an independent school, institution of higher education, or other not-for-profit organization, ideally experience in a Catholic organization.
Exceptional planning skills, goal driven, and detail-oriented; ability to set and meet deadlines. Able to construct, articulate, and implement written annual development and communication/marketing plans.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Must be genuine, appreciate and understand a Catholic organization, and have an interest in developing and building long-term relationships.