Vice President for Seminary Advancement

Reports to: President
FLSA Status: Exempt
Payroll Status: Salaried

Education and/or Qualifications:
A minimum of ten years of experience at the executive, managerial level with a substantial record of successful leadership and achievement in fundraising, relationship-building, and strategic programming, including capital campaigns, annual giving, planned giving, major gifts, and identifying and targeting donor communities. Committed to working collaboratively with administrators, trustees, faculty, alumni, donors, staff, and community leaders through relationship-building and strategic program development. Clear commitment to education for the sake of church and community leadership. Personal motivation, initiative, and creativity are essential; strong verbal and written skills are required. The vice president should be an articulate spokesperson, in both personal and public settings, for the Seminary’s mission, vision, and accomplishments, and work to further cultivate and strengthen support for the Seminary from external constituencies. The ability to manage the work of the Seminary Advancement Team and evaluate each person’s effectiveness is essential. Master’s level degree preferred.

Job Summary:
The Vice President for Seminary Advancement reports to the President, is a member of the President’s Leadership Team, and is responsible for all fundraising activities of the Seminary, including relationship-building and strategic programming designed to engage key civic leaders and create a circle of support and engagement around the Seminary’s ongoing work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
Collegial collaboration with the President and other members of the President’s Leadership Team.
Develop goals and assess outcomes for each segment of the area of oversight. 
Develop and maintain positive relations with appropriate Board committees.
Responsible for monitoring and analyzing the performance of processes. 
Develop, monitor and analyze budgets.
Collaborate with the Business Office in financial record keeping and reporting.
Develop, monitor and keep current all systems related to informing donors of the status of their gifts and acknowledging receipt of new gifts.
Manage a list of top donors and prospects, with active visitation and gift solicitation schedule.
Supervise director level staff as well as the Administrative Assistant.
Perform other related duties as requested.

Critical Physical Demands:
The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. 

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work Schedule and Travel:
As a member of the Seminary’s leadership team, there are no set hours in the office. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may expect significant (< 30%) overnight travel. 

Resume, letter of interest and references sent to Sarah Evans sevans@cts.edu