Job Title: Vice President of Institutional Advancement- Aquinas Institute of Theology
Location: St. Louis
State: Missouri
Close Date None
Position Description:

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Aquinas Institute of Theology, a Roman Catholic graduate school of theology, located in Saint Louis, Missouri, invites applications for the Vice President of Institutional Advancement.  The successful candidate will be expected to begin on July 1, 2017.
Reporting to the President of the Institute, the Vice President of Institutional Advancement is responsible for all outcomes and activities associated with fundraising and donor relations with private donors and foundations on behalf of Aquinas Institute of Theology. The Vice President of Institutional Advancement will collaborate with the President, the Board of Trustees, and key administrators to support and contribute to the Institute’s mission, and to develop and execute a strategy to optimize the Institute’s fund development and appeal for philanthropic financial support. The VP will apply strategic expertise to shape how the Institute’s compelling work will be communicated in order to optimize its local and national visibility, fundraising capacity, and financial resources.

Required Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a minimum of seven years of executive level experience in a non-profit organization, with a preference for experience in Catholic higher education or health care;
  • five years of successful experience managing a multi-dimensional fundraising department and major donor program;
  • experience raising five-figure to seven-figure gifts from individuals and foundations;
  • ability to research and identify donor prospects;
  • ability to identify, recommend, and deploy new technologies to leverage communications efforts;
  • demonstrated ability in high-level strategic planning and project management;
  • superior written and oral communications skills;
  • excellent interpersonal skills, high degree of emotional intelligence, and a demonstrated ability to build collaborative, effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • familiarity with the terrain of Catholic higher education in particular, and, more broadly, the Catholic Church in the United States;
  • in-depth understanding of and passion for the mission of Aquinas Institute of Theology and the ability to communicate its urgency whenever and wherever required.
Desired Qualifications:

Aquinas Institute of Theology is a Roman Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry sponsored by the Dominican Province of Saint Albert the Great. Aquinas Institute is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that encourages applications from women and members of under-represented ethnic groups.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to President Seán Charles Martin by email only to 

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