Bethany Theological Seminary invites applications for the position of Executive Director of Institutional Advancement (ED). The ED reports directly to the President of the Seminary and is an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees’ Institutional Advancement Committee. The ED supervises a full-time Director of Marketing and Communications, full-time Development Officer, and a full-time administrative assistant.
The ED will manage the overall operations of development, alumni relations, local community relations, and institutional communications. The ED will strategize and actively work to build relationships with a variety of constituents, enlisting financial support for the Seminary and serves as a member of the President’s Leadership Team.
Bachelor’s degree is required, and master’s degree is preferred. At least 5 years of fundraising experience, preferably in Higher Education, is required. The ability to work effectively with many diverse constituencies in a religious environment should be evident, and knowledge of Church of the Brethren values and practice is beneficial. Salary range is $85k-$95k annually.
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Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to: Gonser Gerber Search, c/o Gonser Gerber LLP, 1776 Legacy Circle, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563; firstname.lastname@example.org .
To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references. References will not be contacted until later in the search process. Diverse and traditionally underrepresented candidates are encouraged to apply.
Bethany Theological Seminary’s policy prohibits discrimination in employment opportunities or practices with regard to race, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or religion.