Vice President of Institutional Advancement
School Overview Resurrection is a Catholic Lasallian college preparatory school for young women on the northwest side of Chicago. Founded by the Sisters of the Resurrection in 1922, Resurrection has a centuries-old legacy and tradition of transforming and empowering young women through education, preparing them to lead and serve in an ever-changing world. With an enrollment of approximately 475 students, Resurrection is the largest Catholic college preparatory school for young women on the north side of Chicago. The school serves a diverse student population from across the city and suburbs, representing over 100 private and public grammar schools. The mission of Resurrection emphasizes academic excellence and holistic student development and formation in the context of a loving and caring community, preparing young women for college, career, and life.
The Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Resurrection provides strategic leadership and managerial oversight of communications, alumnae, and development. The Vice President is responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive institutional advancement programs focused on significantly increasing constituent involvement and fundraising outcomes through: creation and implementation of effective fundraising initiatives; the utilization of best practices in annual, major, capital, and planned gift programs; the development of dynamic processes in all phases of donor qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; and the development of an effective internal and external communications plan for institutional advancement initiatives. The success of the Vice President will be defined by his/her ability to build new and leverage existing relationships; positioning the school to connect with philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and business leaders not currently engaged with; and engaging all members of the Resurrection community in advancement efforts called for in the forthcoming strategic plan 2021-2026. A comprehensive audit of the existing office and program is in progress. The audit will provide the framework for the Vice President to design and implement a road map for substantial, sustainable long-term philanthropic growth; the Vice President will strengthen the infrastructure and organization of institutional advancement, fostering a strong, collaborative team environment and improving integration across the various functions of institutional advancement; will lead by example, personally participating in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of high-level donors and prospects, and will become an active and visible member of the Resurrection and local communities; and lead with mission, authenticity, and humility.
To be considered for the Vice President of Institutional Advancement position, please send a letter of interest and resume/CV to: Dr. Daniel Zepp, firstname.lastname@example.org, 773-775-6616.