Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Landmark College is a unique, fully accredited college for bright neurodivergent students with learning differences (LD; including dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and executive function challenges). The College provides an intentionally designed, resource-rich academic and student life model yet is traditional in most ways. Our location in beautiful southeastern Vermont provides the setting for an engaged and inclusive college community with the safety of a small, rural campus. Landmark College is minutes away from ski resorts, innumerable outdoor activities, and is within driving distance to cities such as Boston, New York, and Montreal. A position with Landmark College is more than just a job; it is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of college students and to help us change how the public thinks about education.
We seek an experienced fundraising professional with a proven track record as our next Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA), reporting directly to the President, and therefore in close contact with the Board of Trustees and other key constituencies. This person will lead fundraising activities as the College maintains strong annual fund support and nears the public phase of a comprehensive campaign—all at a time when the College has grown its many programs, positioned itself as a leader in grant-funded training and research, and developed strategic capabilities in online initiatives. The VPIA is responsible for overall planning, coordination, and administration of Institutional Advancement, which also includes alumni relations and grants management.
Qualifications include significant and progressive management and leadership experience in a development/advancement office, preferably in higher education. The VPIA must possess an in-depth knowledge of current development issues and opportunities, a working understanding of fundraising systems and data-associated elements, and other aspects of fundraising processes, chief among them is strong relationship-related instincts and qualities. Frequent travel on behalf of the College, either alone or with the President, is a requirement. A bachelor’s degree is required, and an advanced degree is preferred.