Vice President, Campaign and Transformational Gifts
Concordia University Chicago
The Vice President, Campaign and Transformational Gifts will be responsible for conceptualizing, designing and implementing fundraising campaigns (capital and programmatic) on behalf of Concordia University Chicago Foundation. This includes solicitation and acquisition of major and deferred gifts.
This position will be a strategic thinker with a proven track record of identifying potential investors, establishing initial appointments, coaching other Foundation personnel and personally asking for and securing significant gifts.
The position is based at the River Forest, IL campus; national travel will be required.
The Vice President must have exceptional listening and relationship development skills. The Vice President must have a discernible passion and empathy for helping others. He or she must have the ability to see the big picture, to speak to and motivate large groups. Ideally the Vice President will be a member of the Lutheran Church –Missouri Synod and/or a strong history of working with LCMS members and leadership.
Minimum Experience Required:
The Vice President must have demonstrated history of working with CEO’s and other decision makers and moving an organization to higher levels. A minimum of ten years of experience in a leadership role with a development team of ten or more, preferably in Higher Education or Nonprofits is preferred.
A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.
Information and Application Process Instructions
- Interested individuals should apply through our website at www.cuchicago.edu/employment. Please include a cover letter, resume and references.
Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.
Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Graduate Studies, and College of Innovative and Professional Programs, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and in 2013 was named to the U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth time. For the sixth consecutive year, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded more than 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at CUChicago.edu.
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