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Job Detail

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Type: Full Time
Position: Staff

Job Description

The College of Saint Elizabeth is seeking an innovative and creative advancement professional.  The Vice President of Institutional Advancement is the chief advisor to the President on fundraising, institutional image, communications and community affairs. Specifically, the Vice President will provide strategic direction, leadership and policy advice for development, marketing and communications, alumni and community relations respectful of the mission and values of the College and its sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with the new dynamic president, Dr. Helen J. Streubert, and her leadership team who are poised for growth and committed to fostering the continued dedication to academic excellence and the development of strong leadership in the spirit of service and social responsibility that is the College of Saint Elizabeth.  Working closely with the President, the new VPIA will be part of the leadership team responsible for the implementation of a new strategic plan that will provide a comprehensive roadmap to the future with a change agenda, while continuing to remain true to the vision of the College’s founders. As the College embarks on this new vision, the VPIA will lead a major fund-raising and branding campaign.


The College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) is a Catholic higher education institution in the liberal arts tradition founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. The only women’s undergraduate college in New Jersey, CSE also offers coeducational adult education and graduate programs. Located on 200 beautiful acres in Morris County, the College of Saint Elizabeth is a suburban campus located just 35 miles from New York City.

CSE is a vibrant learning community of 1,552 students, with 476 enrolled in the undergraduate Women’s College and 1,076 men and women enrolled – on campus, off-campus, and online – in programs offered through evening/weekend studies and graduate programs.  The diversity of the student body with its multicultural and international richness is celebrated in many ways throughout the College along with the significant number of students who are first generation college students.  For more information about CSE, please visit


The mission of the College of Saint Elizabeth, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, is to be a community of learning in the Catholic liberal arts tradition for students of diverse ages, backgrounds, and cultures.

Characterized by a strong Catholic identity and values, the College is committed to:

  • Scholarship and critical inquiry
  • Just and ethical relationships
  • Promotion of women as full partners in society in all its programs, including those which enroll women and men
  • Quality teaching
  • Development of leadership in the spirit of service and social responsibility to others
  • Promotion of caring personal environment
  • Learning through example and participation throughout the learning experience.

Preferred Qualifications

As a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement will lead a highly qualified professional staff.  The VPIA reports to the President and:

  • Provides strategic vision, leadership and policy guidance for all areas of advancement;
  • Provides regular support to the President in fund-raising and communications;
  • Supervises professional staff in advancement, marketing and communications, advertising; alumni relations, publications and annual fund, providing guidance, leadership and support to managers and staff;
  • Directs all activities essential to obtaining external financial support for the College through capital, planned, annual fund and major gift programs; 
  • Monitors and supports the campus environment, activities and policies in terms of image and brand;
  • Provides guidance and support for all College communications through web, print, publications, and all other mediums;
  • Develops and implements an advancement plan supportive of the College’s strategic plan gathering appropriate data for assessment and measurement of success;
  • Assures quality crisis response communications;
  • Provides support for the Board of Trustee’s Marketing and Development Committee;
  • Oversees the recruitment and training of volunteer leadership in fundraising and visibility efforts;
  • Provides direction and support for all aspects of campus event planning and rentals;
  • Oversees the preparation and administration of the operating budget for institutional advancement;
  • Assure high quality management of donor and donor relations; and
  • Gives leadership to the publication of the Annual Report and alumnae magazine.

Required Documents

The College of Saint Elizabeth seeks an individual who has a thorough knowledge and successful senior-level experience in educational fund-raising, public relations, and organizational leadership and management.

Education:  Master’s degree required, doctoral degree preferred.

Preferred Experience:  Ten years of demonstrated progressive development experience in higher education.


How to Apply

Applications will begin immediately.  Expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made.  The appointees are expected to take office as soon as possible.  Applications received by March 3, 2014, will be assured full consideration.  Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Bill Allen at

Applications should include a letter expressing interest in the position, a resume, and names of five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers.  Calls to references will occur only later in the search process and only with prior notification of the candidates.  All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically (MS Word format preferred) to:

The College of Saint Elizabeth is an Equal Opportunity Employer