Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Haverford College is seeking a vice president for Institutional Advancement (“VPIA”). Inspired by our mission and aligned with our values of trust, concern, and respect, this individual will be the College’s chief strategist and advisor to the president regarding donor cultivation and stewardship, including through the design and execution of the upcoming comprehensive campaign to support our strategic plan.

The VPIA will report to the president, Wendy Raymond, and will serve as a member of the president's Senior Staff, setting priorities and strategies for college-wide objectives within and outside of Institutional Advancement. The VPIA will develop partnerships across the College’s faculty and staff, as well as alums, families, and friends, using their time and talents efficiently and appropriately to lead an excellent Institutional Advancement program. The VPIA will oversee 48 staff members across alumni and constituent engagement, philanthropy, charitable gift planning, advancement operations, and strategic initiatives and will have five direct reports: assistant vice president for alumni and constituent engagement, assistant vice president for philanthropy, assistant vice president for advancement operations, executive director of charitable gift planning, executive director of strategic initiatives, executive assistant to the vice president for institutional advancement. The VPIA works closely with the Board of Managers and in particular its External Affairs and Nominations & Governance Committees. The VPIA will exhibit the highest standards of excellence and integrity and will advance Haverford’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism goals.

The College has averaged $24 million annually in fundraising revenue over the last 5 years from new gifts and commitments. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, the College’s total revenue was $18.5 million from over 6,000 alumni, parents, and friends. There are over 14,000 alumni of record who are an influential source of recent graduate employment, mentorship, and support for the College.

The starting salary for this position begins at $250,000, based on experience. Haverford College offers an excellent benefits package that includes full family medical (including HSA contributions toward the deductible), dental, vision, and an automatic 10% 403b College retirement contribution as well as other great benefits such as 23 days vacation and 16 paid holidays.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director
Lareese Hall, Senior Associate

For more information, please see the full position profile at:

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.

Studies have shown that women and people of color may be less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We would encourage all interested individuals to apply, even if they do not meet every one of our listed criteria. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications for this position, please feel free to contact Storbeck Search to discuss your interest in the role.