Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Our Lady of the Lake University
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), a Catholic and Hispanic-Serving Institution in San Antonio, TX, invites nominations for and expressions of interest in the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement. OLLU features a historic main campus, a dynamic president, a progressive approach to curricular development, a richly diverse community, an exceptional record of service to others, and a fruitful relationship with one of the fastest-growing and livable cities in the country.

A comprehensive liberal arts and sciences university sponsored by the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence, OLLU enrolls approximately 3,200 diverse undergraduates, graduate students, and adult learners at its beautiful French Gothic San Antonio campus, at its branch campuses in the Houston area and in the Rio Grande Valley, and via online programs. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Leadership, School of Professional Studies, and the Worden School of Social Service, OLLU offers undergraduate majors and minors in more than 60 fields, master’s degrees in 14 areas of study and three doctoral degree programs. Its curricula flow from a strong liberal arts and sciences core and reflect a deep commitment to service and lifelong learning.

Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA) is chiefly responsible for securing external funding for the university. Within the division of Institutional Advancement, there is a total staff of nine with three direct reports specifically under the position’s purview.

The next VPIA will develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to increase giving among all constituents including alumni, trustees, corporations, foundations, government agencies, families, community leaders, friends, and employees. The next VPIA will be a collaborative, innovative, charismatic leader with at least 10 years of progressive experience in institutional advancement. The successful candidate will have supervised complex teams and developed a documented history of successful fundraising across a breadth of programs including: annual, major, campaign, planned, and foundation giving. She or he will possess the ability to engage the Board of Trustees in meaningful and productive ways, build strong relationships internally and externally, work effectively with government, nonprofit and industry representatives, and thrive in a bilingual environment with Hispanic and Mexican American influences.

More information about the institution, the agenda for leadership for the role, and desired skill sets and attributes are in the position description available at

Review of candidates will begin immediately. To be considered for this role, please send a résumé and letter of interest to the email address listed below. For best consideration, please send all confidential nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest by July 25 to:

Ms. Julie E. Tea, Partner

Ms. Lindsay Allison, Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

OLLU is a Catholic university that seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff, and administrators. OLLU is committed to diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.