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Current Openings

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

June 22, 2017


Earlham, comprised of Earlham College and the Earlham School of Religion, invites applications for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Earlham is located in Richmond, Indiana, a city of more than 36,000 residents.

Founded in 1847 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Earlham College is an independent, four-year, coeducational, residential institution of higher learning. Approximately 1,100 undergraduate students attend Earlham College on its 800-acre, tree-shaded campus. Earlham College offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in more than 40 disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching.

The Earlham School of Religion, established in 1960 and administered by its own Dean, offers the Master of Arts degree in Religion and the Master of Ministry degree. Approximately 100 students are enrolled in these graduate programs.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the recently named President Alan Price, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VP) will serve as his primary adviser on all matters of advancement, participating on the President’s senior leadership team and developing relationships to support the work of the Board of Trustees. The VP will evaluate existing philanthropic efforts and design a plan of action for long-term growth and success in all areas of advancement. The VP will set clear direction and priorities for the advancement staff and serve as the chief architect and strategist for the College’s upcoming capital campaign.

Experience & Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of ten (10) years of increasingly responsible positions in fundraising and advancement, including experience managing a team, preferably in higher education. The successful candidate will have an appreciation and passion for the mission of Earlham College coupled with proven success achieving institutional fundraising goals. She/he must have demonstrated success with all aspects of advancement including alumni relations, annual giving, major gifts, planned giving and capital campaign planning. The successful candidate will be committed to collaborative decision making with a demonstrated ability to build, foster and maintain relationships with both internal and external constituencies. She/he must have effective communication skills to express orally and in writing Earlham College’s mission and fundraising goals with clarity, passion and persuasion. The successful candidate must be proficient in the use of technology, relevant software, CRM databases and social media designed to extend the college community. A bachelor's degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred. She/he must be willing and able to travel both nationally and internationally.

Application Instructions

For a complete position description, listing of qualifications and additional information on Earlham College, visit the Lambert & Associates website at Qualified candidates may send resume and salary history to:

Catharine McGeever
Lambert & Associates
222 South Manoa Road
Suite 201
Havertown, PA 19083

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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