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North Park University
Chicago, IL, United States (on-site)
9 days ago
North Park University
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on-site)
9 days ago


North Park University, is seeking a person of active and expressed Christian faith as its next highly accomplished Vice President for Advancement. A Christian university in the heart of Chicago, Illinois, North Park has a historic commitment to three distinctive identities including Christian, city-centered, and intercultural devotion. The new Vice President for Advancement will have the extraordinary opportunity to join North Park as the University reimagines and realizes its future in the rich tradition of Christian higher education in 21st Century America. Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Advancement will join a dynamic team of leaders in the President's Cabinet and work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and other critical stakeholders to ensure the fiscal stability of the University.


We seek an experienced advancement professional with progressively responsible managerial and leadership positions in advancement, a proven track record in principal and major gift fundraising, and a broad understanding of the various roles, functions, and responsibilities of the different units within the Office of Advancement. Direct experience in a complex university with multiple academic units, student success offerings, and NCAA Division III athletics will be particularly beneficial. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required, and an advanced degree is preferred.

To view the detailed job profile for this position, please click the following link:  Vice President for Advancement

Application Process
This search is assisted by Gonser Gerber LLP. Applications should consist of:
1) a detailed cover letter addressing the expectations of the position,
2) a written statement that describes your understanding, experience, and commitment to North Park’s three core identities of being Christian, city-centered, and intercultural; and describes your faith journey and how it aligns with the mission and values of the University,
3) a current curriculum vitae (CV), and
4) a list of five professional references with contact information and a brief description explaining the working relationship of each to the applicant. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. All documents should be submitted in PDF format.

Nominations and applications may be directed in confidence to or Gonser Gerber Search, c/o Gonser Gerber LLP, 1776 Legacy Circle, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563. The position is open until filled but only applications received by December 22, 2022, can be assured full consideration.

North Park is committed to providing and maintaining a welcoming environment, and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, retaliation, or any form of intimidation by any person in any form directed against students, faculty, or staff of the institution. To assure that its commitment is met, North Park has adopted two policies: Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation and Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Policies prohibit discrimination or harassment of any member of the University community because of his or her race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran’s status, or other protected status, as those terms are defined by applicable local, state, and federal law, subject to North Park’s right, as a religious institution, to make decisions on the basis of religious beliefs and lifestyle consistent with the religious principles espoused by the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66869370
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Company Name For Job: North Park University
  • Position Title: Vice President for Advancement
  • Job Function: Advancement Management,
    Constituent Relations,
    Major Gifts
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: Executive Level
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
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