VP for Institutional Advancement
Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, is currently accepting applications for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA).

The VPIA is the chief development officer for Bethel College, a member of the President’s Cabinet, and reports directly to the President. The VPIA is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the College’s comprehensive advancement program. The VPIA provides staff support to the appropriate committees of the Bethel College Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate for VPIA will be self-motivated, organized, and have experience working with capital campaigns, major gifts, estate planning, annual fund solicitation, donor research, alumni relations, and corporate and foundation relations. S/he must have a demonstrated ability to lead a dynamic staff and work closely with major donors, business leaders, and members of the Board of Directors. S/he must be a team leader who implements the strategic initiatives in fundraising that will further strengthen the College’s position in higher education. A bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred. Exceptional communication, interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills are also required. Candidates must be visible and vocal advocates for the mission of Bethel College.

Bethel College is a private, liberal arts, undergraduate college affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Majors and concentrations include traditional liberal arts and science fields and select pre-professional and accredited professional programs. The student body of 500 students is approximately seventy-seven percent residential and traditional-age students. Distinctive emphasis include peace, justice, conflict resolution, cross-cultural awareness, and discipleship rooted in free conviction and commitment to Christian community. To view the mission statement, visit http://www.bethelks.edu/about/who-we-are/guiding-principles. For more information on Bethel College, visit http://www.bethelks.edu.

Send a professional vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a detailed letter of application expressing how the applicant might provide leadership and growth to Megan Kershner, Director of Human Resources and Career Services, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th Street, North Newton, KS 67117 or e-mail humanresources@bethelks.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening will begin Dec. 15, 2018; the earliest start date is Feb. 1, 2019. The position includes a regionally competitive salary, health/dental/vision insurance, TIAA retirement contributions, and numerous benefits associated with being part of an academic community of higher education.

Bethel College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applications: https://www.bethelks.edu/form/employee-application

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 67117

Contact Information
Megan Kershner
mkershner@bethelks.edu
Bethel College
300 E 27th St
North Newton, 67117
316-283-2500