Stillman College

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Tuscaloosa, United States

Job Title
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Office time
Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00 PM
Tuscaloosa, United States
Job Type
Full Time On-site
22 March, 2024

Company Description

Stillman College is a liberal arts institution with a historical and formal affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is committed to fostering academic excellence, to providing opportunities for diverse populations, and to maintaining a strong tradition of preparing students for leadership and service by fostering experiential learning and community engagement designed to equip and empower Stillman’s students and its constituents.

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                                                                                      Vice President for Institutional Advancement

                                                                     This is a full-time, 12-month in-person position


The Vice President for College Advancement is the chief advancement officer for the College and advises the President on all matters pertaining to the management and operation of College development, alumni relations, as well as community and donor relations. The Vice President for Institutional Advancement has responsibility for the following administrative units and functions:

  • Alumni Relations
  • Advancement Services
  • Development
  • Donor Relations and Special Events
  • Brand Identity
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Title III



Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops and maintain a properly coordinated  program of institutional development and advancement by organizing the various departments of Institutional Advancement in a logical, non-duplicative and efficient manner which best meets the work requirements of the division, monitoring workloads throughout the division and prioritizing staffing needs accordingly to assure success, and assuming ultimate responsibility for the units and functions included in Institutional Advancement.
  • Ensures divisional support of the institutional mission of the College by reviewing and approving unit plans, goals, and objectives, designing systems of effective controls to guide work toward expected outcomes, and evaluating progress towards their accomplishments.
  • Facilitates Stillman College's achievement of its development goals and objectives by serving as the chief fund-raising officer for the College, directing a development strategy that includes annual funds campaigns, leadership annual giving, comprehensive campaigns, special-need campaigns, and planned and deferred gifts, developing and maintaining positive relationships with alumni and donors, focusing effort toward and/or developing proposals for potential donors, and hosting/sponsoring recognition presentations to donors.
  • Advises the President, senior leadership team, and members of the Board of Trustees on issues relating to the College's development and advancement by making presentations at meeting of the Board of Trustees, and preparing reports, recommendations, findings, and other correspondence as required.
  • Facilitates programs and initiatives designed to engage Stillman College alumni, supporters, and the external community. Such programs and initiatives focus on engaging widespread and diverse participation, and intentional efforts are made to include historically underrepresented groups in engagement opportunities.
  • Promote a positive image and positive external relations for the College by communicating and interacting with city, state and other officials in matter related to community, state, and regional activities designed to promote Stillman College in particular and higher education in general.
  • Encourage high morale and the delivery of quality service by each employee within the Division of Institutional through a leadership style that cause employees to strive enthusiastically towards the accomplishment of established goals and objectives.
  • Enables employees in the division to perform assigned tasks by assuming budgetary responsibility for all of Stillman College's advancement, coordinating the development  of the annual budget, and retaining executive authority over all departmental budgets within the Division of Institutional Advancement.
  • Ensure the miscellaneous assignments related to Stillman College advancement are completed in the best interest of the College by accepting and accomplishing tasks that are delegated by the President.
  • Facilitates a work environment that encourage knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the College by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the President.



  • A bachelor's degree is required. A master's degree is preferred
  • At least five years of experience in progressively responsible positions in advancement, preferably development. Experience in all phases of fundraising preferred.
  • Experience in higher education fundraising is preferred.
  • Knowledge of institutional advancement principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising practices, professional ethics, and gift reporting standards.
  • Knowledge of marketing, public relations, and branding.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and budget management principles.
  • Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.
  • Skill in collaborating with multiple constituents.
  • Skill in fundraising software programs.
  • Skill in decision-making and problem solving.
  • Skill interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.


Stillman College is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate unlawfully in employment matters on the basis of race, religion, gender, color, ancestry, national origin, age, disability or any other category protected by law.


Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until the position is filled.



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