Vice President for University Advancement

Position Details

Iowa Wesleyan University in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa invites nominations and expressions of interest as the University begins its search for a new Vice President for University Advancement.

Founded in 1842, Iowa Wesleyan University is one of the most historic institutions of higher education west of the Mississippi. This vibrant community has a rich history of innovation in education, pioneering in the sciences, educational opportunities for women and service-learning. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Iowa Wesleyan University (IW) is an independent, coeducational institution that combines a liberal arts tradition with professional programs. IW is strongly committed to student learning and success. U.S. News &World Report named IW a 2016 top tier regional University in the Midwest.

A member of the president’s senior leadership team, the Vice President for University Advancement, reporting directly to President Titus, will bear responsibility for the full ranges of advancement responsibilities including alumni relations, fundraising at all levels, public and community relations, and advancement systems and services. In addition, the new VPUA will oversee strategic and annual planning for the division, manage a staff of six, and ensure that fundraising, advancement communications, and advancement reporting and metrics keep pace with national best practice. The successful candidate will bring 10 or more years of progressive experience and success in advancement work that includes both fundraising and leadership experience.

Details about the leadership opportunities offered by this position and the nomination/application process may be found within the Position Profile. To ensure full consideration, all materials should be received on or before February 5, 2018.

Nominations and expressions of interest should be sent to Meg Richtman, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives. Chair of the Vice President for University Advancement Search Committee, Iowa Wesleyan University. Send emails to

This search is being assisted by executive search consultant, Loren J. Anderson, Ph.D. Email:

Iowa Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, disability, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. We welcome all applications, and all candidates will be given equal consideration.