Founded in 1946 by Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular, Franciscan University of Steubenville integrates strong academic programs with a lively faith environment. The result is an extraordinary education that draws more than 2,400 students from all 50 states and 15 foreign countries. As part of its ongoing commitment to academic excellence and the integration of faith and reason, Franciscan University purposefully exposes students to the fundamental knowledge, critical authors, scientific findings and processes and diverse learning experiences they need to become well-educated Catholics and citizens of the world. The school is ranked #19 (tie) in 2018 Regional Universities Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of the top 10 conservative colleges in the nation by Young America’s Foundation. In 2016, Forbes magazine named Franciscan University to its list of “America’s Top Colleges.”
Franciscan University of Steubenville seeks a highly skilled Vice President of Development (VPD) to provide leadership, planning, management and coordination for all development and alumni relations functions across the University. The ideal candidate will be a mission-driven, innovative and results-oriented leader who will significantly increase the level of fundraising to the University. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the VPD will serve as the University’s chief fundraising official and will be responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive institutional fund development programs to acquire the financial support necessary to fuel achievement of the University’s vision and continued growth. This is a rewarding opportunity for someone who desires to work for and within Catholic Higher Education, alongside like-minded women and men who share their values.