Senior Vice President for University Advancement

Loyola Marymount University is seeking an experienced, energetic and innovative leader who will serve as the Senior Vice President for University Advancement.

Founded in 1911, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a comprehensive Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. LMU is committed to fostering a diverse academic community rich in opportunities for intellectual engagement and real-world experience. They enroll an academically ambitious, multicultural, and socioeconomically diverse student body and recruit, retain and support a diverse faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and creativity. LMU is interwoven into the fabric of Los Angeles, a world capital of creativity and diversity, where cultures, religions, races, languages all interconnect. LMU’s main campus is located in the heart of Silicon Beach, where tech innovation thrives and world-changing ideas are imagined and formed. Jesuit education was founded to create a better world for those here and those to come.

Reporting to the President of the University, the Senior Vice President for University Advancement (SVP) is a member of the President’s Cabinet and provides support to the Board of Trustees and to its Development Committee. The SVP is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive institutional advancement programs and recruiting and developing talented team members focused toward the ultimate goal of significantly increasing constituent involvement and fundraising outcomes. The advancement function includes responsibility for major gifts and gift planning, comprehensive campaigns, corporate and foundation relations, annual fund, growing the endowment, alumni and constituent relations, stewardship, and advancement services.

The SVP will be an energetic thought leader who will provide active leadership and guidance in advancing the philanthropic needs of the university and in directing the upcoming campaign. The successful candidate will engage and foster successful relationships with colleagues in the various University colleges, schools, centers, institutes, and programs and enhance the institutional culture of philanthropy. The SVP will also be a seasoned leader in the areas of campaign planning and execution, team management, and major and principal gift fundraising.

Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries and applications, including letter of interest and resume, should be forwarded, in confidence, to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner

Kenna Boyd, Associate

Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates, LP

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LMU, an equal opportunity employer, values diversity and is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. Loyola Marymount seeks professionally outstanding candidates who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is actively working to promote an intercultural learning community.