Ohio Wesleyan University seeks an energetic, experienced, and innovative leader with proven success in the advancement field to serve as its next Vice President for University Advancement (VPUA). The VPUA will be a seasoned advancement professional with the ability to connect her or his passions for fundraising and external engagement to the University’s mission and values.

Ohio Wesleyan University is a selective, nationally-ranked, residential liberal arts college of 1,600 students founded in 1842 and located on 200 beautiful acres in Delaware, Ohio. The charming city of Delaware retains its small-town qualities while benefiting from its close proximity to downtown Columbus, just 30 minutes from campus. It is situated in Delaware County, which is among the top 20 fastest-growing areas in the country.

The VPUA will join an experienced administration and advancement team during a pivotal time at the institution when unprecedented success has been achieved. The current $200 million campaign, Connect Today, Create Tomorrow, stands a year ahead of goal and on target to exceed expectations. This is with thanks to highly engaged alumni and donors and the tireless efforts of the team members and volunteers who have executed a strong strategic plan with aplomb. OWU’s vibrant campus community, with its passion for life and learning in a global context, is eager to engage and support the new VPUA.

Reporting to the President, this cabinet- level position will serve as the University’s chief advancement officer with key responsibilities for alumni relations, campaign management, advancement strategic planning, board and presidential support, and the launch of the new Career Connection program. The VPUA will provide leadership and mentoring to a staff of 38 in the offices of development, annual giving, alumni relations, donor relations, career services, and advancement operations. The VPUA will be a visionary leader who values transparency, innovation, and creativity, and is well-versed in current relationship-driven fundraising and engagement strategies and tactics.

For a more-detailed description of the opportunity, please visit: OWU VP University Advancement Position Description

Review of candidates will begin immediately. For best consideration, please send all confidential nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest to:

Ms. Julie E. Tea, Partner

Ms. Kenna Boyd, Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages all interested applicants, including women and minorities, to apply (EEOE).