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Vice President for College Advancement - Hartwick College

Vice President for College Advancement

Hartwick College, in Oneonta, NY, seeks an outstanding and experienced individual to serve as Vice President for College Advancement. Hartwick is a four-year, private, residential, coeducational liberal arts and sciences college. The successful candidate will join the Hartwick community no later than January 2015.

The Desired Attributes and Leadership Qualifications of the VPCA

The Vice President for College Advancement will be a strong leader with progressively responsible experience as an administrator and leader of development/advancement programs. In addition, individuals with experience in foundations or other higher education positions with ties to advancement will be considered. Significant strength in the field of development management is essential, as is demonstrated goal orientation and an understanding of the importance of the role of alumni and community in the success of the College. Qualified candidates must possess a combination of education and experience required to perform the full range of duties assigned to the Vice President for College Advancement.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and accomplished individual with leadership experience in development or foundation management; demonstrate a track record of significant personal success in donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship at major and principal gift levels; and convey deep professional knowledge of current best practices within all components of the advancement paradigm.  

In addition the successful candidate will have a:

  •  Collaborative and professional leadership style;
  •  Entrepreneurial spirit;

  •  Strong intellectual curiosity;

  •  Record of ethical behavior and personal integrity;

  •  Appreciation of the potential and needs of faculty, staff and volunteers;

  •  High level of energy;

  •  Engaging style that motivates staff and inspires donors;

  •  Clear and focused approach to management, able to make difficult decisions;

  •  Willingness and an ability to partner with the President in the cultivation of donors, promotion of

    the college and the interaction with alumni; and 

     Openness that encourages staff initiatives and fully considers potentially innovative alternative strategies. 


    The Process for Nominations and Applications

    The Hartwick Vice President for College Advancement Search Committee will be evaluating applications in early fall with the goal of appointing a new Vice President in October or November. Although applications will be accepted until the time that the Vice President is selected, candidates should submit their materials by September 3, 2014 for the most favorable consideration.

    Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and five professional references with email and telephone numbers (references will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant). Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (MS Word or Adobe PDF) to:

    The search is being assisted by:

    Oscar C. Page, Ph.D. Senior Consultant, AGB Search 903-870-8303


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