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Bethany College - Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Bethany, WV

Job Description

Bethany College is seeking a dynamic vice president for institutional advancement who will dream big, set and meet aggressive goals, and think outside the box in shaping the vision and direction for institutional advancement. This is a tremendous opportunity for a talented, energetic, and resourceful professional to significantly impact the future success of the College in leading the institution’s fundraising efforts.

Bethany College – the oldest institution of higher learning in West Virginia – is a small, well-respected, private college committed to education in the liberal arts tradition with strong preparation in the professional arts.

Located in a bucolic region near the West Virginia/Western Pennsylvania border, Bethany College offers its 600 full-time undergraduate students a holistic and transformative learning experience and an opportunity to find a richness of life that often is not possible in other settings. Small class size allows students to work closely with a dedicated and talented faculty.

Reporting to president and serving as a member of her senior administration team, the vice president for advancement will fill a key position at Bethany College, as institutional leadership has placed significant emphasis on increasing its alumni giving percentage as well as overall giving to the college. The vice president will bring a holistic grasp of advancement including the critical role of alumni relations and advancement services in the success as a whole.

The new vice president must resonate with the college's mission and bring a strong dedication to the liberal arts. Candidates with successful capital campaign experience and a personal record as a successful major and/or principal gift fundraiser are sought.  Superior communication and relationship-building skills and the ability to inspire the fullest support from staff, alumni, volunteers, donors and prospects is vital.  A bachelor's degree is required, an advanced degree preferred; however, candidates with a depth of experience in the field and appropriate professional credentials will be giving full consideration.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a resume or CV, letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via email to Bethany College’s consultants Ann Yates and Andrew Bowen at

In all matters related to employees and students, Bethany College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, documented disability, or infection with AIDS or associated diseases. Further, the College takes affirmative steps to recruit members of minority groups and women, and in accordance with federal law it gives preference in employment matters to Vietnam-era veterans and physically-handicapped persons.

Bethany College values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.
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