Chicago, IL

Vice President for Advancement, North Park University

The Organization

The mission of North Park University, as the University of the Evangelical Covenant Church, is to prepare students for lives of significance and service through education in the liberal arts, professional studies, and theology. Building on our core institutional identity—Christian, city-centered, intercultural—our vision is to create a university of uncommon character and enduring excellence, where faith, learning, and service meet. North Park University will be distinguished as the nation’s leading city-centered Christian university during the coming decade and beyond.

Position Overview

Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Advancement will join a dynamic team of leaders in the President’s Cabinet and work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and other critical stakeholders to ensure the fiscal stability of the University. We seek an experienced advancement professional with progressively responsible managerial and leadership positions in advancement, a proven track record in principal and major gift fundraising, and a broad understanding of the various roles, functions, and responsibilities of the different units within the Office of Advancement. Direct experience in a complex university with multiple academic units, student success offerings, and NCAA Division III athletics will be particularly beneficial. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required, and an advanced degree is preferred.

To view the detailed job profile for this position, please click the following link:  Vice President for Advancement

How To Apply

Nominations and applications may be directed in confidence to or Gonser Gerber Search, c/o Gonser Gerber LLP, 1776 Legacy Circle, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563. The position is open until filled but only applications received by July 29, 2022, can be assured full consideration.

Applications should consist of:
1) a detailed cover letter addressing the expectations of the position,
2) a written statement that describes your understanding, experience, and commitment to North Park’s three core identities of being Christian, city-centered, and intercultural; and describes your faith journey and how it aligns with the mission and values of the University,
3) a current curriculum vitae (CV), and
4) a list of five professional references with contact information and a brief description explaining the working relationship of each to the applicant. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. All documents should be submitted in PDF format.

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