Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, seeks an experienced development professional and collaborative leader to serve as the University’s next Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the University Foundation (VPUA). This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented and highly successful fundraiser to join the President, Dr. Carlos Vargas, Executive Staff, University Advancement, and the Southeast Missouri State Foundation team to lead the development and alumni efforts of Southeast Missouri State University.
Founded in 1873 as a teacher’s college, Southeast Missouri State University has grown into a comprehensive master’s-level university that provides student centered education with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, experiential and service-learning opportunities, cutting-edge technology, and exceptional instruction that prepares students for civic responsibility and professional careers. The University offers more than 170 degree programs, including 129 undergraduate majors and options, 33 master’s and specialist’s degree programs, and 11 certificate programs to nearly 10,000 students. Named among U.S. News’ Best 2022 Regional Universities in the Midwest, Southeast Missouri State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Students at Southeast Missouri State may choose to participate in 15 NCAA Division I athletic programs and 18 Greek Organizations, as well as more than 200 different social and special interest organizations. Southeast Athletics is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and is the reigning Commissioner’s Cup Champion. The students, faculty, staff, alumni, and regional residents cheer on the Redhawks throughout each season of its sports, which includes nine women’s and six men’s teams.
To learn more about the University, the Foundation, and the Leadership Profile for the new Vice President for University Advancement, please visit https://academicsearch.org/open-searches-public.
Southeast Missouri State University has enlisted the support of Academic Search in this search. Those who are considering applying are encouraged to schedule a confidential conversation with the senior consultant for this search, Ms. Kate Nolde, at email@example.com. Applicants should submit a detailed letter of interest addressing the leadership agenda and qualifications as outlined in this profile, a full resume with relevant administrative responsibilities and accomplishments, and a list of five professional references. References will not be contacted until later in the search process and only with the candidate’s permission.
Application materials, nominations, and expressions of interest should be submitted to SEMOVPUA@academicsearch.org. Nominations should include the nominee’s full name, position, institution/organization, and email address. To ensure full consideration by the Search Committee, application materials should be received by April 22, 2022. Finalists for the position will participate in campus interviews that will include a public presentation. A background check (including identity, degree verification, and criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position.
Southeast Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.