Founded in 1847, Rockford University is a co-educational four-year private institution with a mission to educate men and women to lead responsible lives and fulfilling careers, participating in a modern and changing global society. Rockford empowers its graduates to accomplish anything. That empowerment starts right on its campus. With rich academic opportunities, practical experiences, and global perspectives, Rockford University students succeed in an inviting community where a person can do anything, be anything, and experience anything.
Rockford alumni have led groundbreaking research in the field of cardiology; coached a Division I program to the NCAA Tournament; tested the first artificial heart valve in humans; designed product packaging for a national cookie company; traveled with the national tour of Cats; and Jane Addams (1881), founder of Chicago’s Hull-House, won the Nobel Peace Prize. Rockford University graduates aren’t like everyone else.
Rockford University seeks a highly skilled Vice President for Advancement. Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Advancement will serve as the University’s senior development officer and strategist – and as chief development adviser to the President, the trustees, and other University officials on all matters involving current or potential philanthropic support.
S/He will lead a team of ten professionals, undergraduate-student-support-staff, and volunteers in the ongoing development and implementation of a comprehensive and evolving plan that advances the University through development, alumni relations, and marketing/communications functions across the institution.