Owens Community College (OCC), with locations in Toledo and Findlay, Ohio, seeks an experienced development professional and collaborative leader to serve as the College’s next Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Owens Community College Foundation (VPIA). This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative leader to join a vibrant community and build an integrated advancement program.
Reporting to Dr. Dione Somerville, who was appointed President in June 2021, the successful candidate will serve on a senior leadership team committed to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, and advancing the Owens’ mission. The Vice President will also serve as the Executive Director of the OCC Foundation, working with a dedicated Board of Directors to raise the visibility and philanthropic support of the OCC mission and College’s priorities.
The Vice President will take the lead in developing a strategy to establish a culture of philanthropy for Owens and will be responsible for the strategic and administrative oversight of creating and implementing a comprehensive advancement program at the College. The Vice President will have the opportunity to develop and lead a team that encompasses all areas of development (annual, major, planned/estate, corporate, foundation and government grants); alumni, and special events.
As the College’s chief development officer, the successful candidate will engage external and internal constituents to further elevate the Foundation’s annual fund, major gift, and planned giving activities; identify and execute strategies to further engage members of the Foundation Board, employees, alumni and community members, as well as Corporate, Foundation and Government partners with College funding priorities; steward donors; prepare the College for a future campaign, and lead the College’s, and special events efforts. The Vice President will be selected by the President and is expected to take office over the winter of 2022/23.
A full description of the position, including a leadership agenda, desired qualifications and instructions on the application process can be found in the position profile on the Academic Search website.
Application materials, nominations, and expressions of interest should be submitted to OwensVPIA@academicsearch.org Nominations should include the nominee’s full name, position, institution/organization, and email address.
Although applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, to ensure full consideration by the Search Committee, application materials should be received by November 2, 2022. A background check (including identity, degree verification, and criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position.
Owens Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Owens Community College, please call (567) 661-7527 or email firstname.lastname@example.org