The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Wyoming Seminary in the search for a Vice President of Advancement.
Reporting to the President, the Vice President of Advancement will play a critical role in setting and implementing a vision for the future of Wyoming Seminary through effective development and engagement strategies and initiatives. The Vice President will build a framework and plan for Wyoming Seminary’s next capital campaign along with a collaborative Development Committee of the Board of Trustees. The successful candidate will be a dedicated leader and manager, a pragmatic visionary, collaborative, self-motivated, and decisive. They will have experience leading growth and will garner trust through open and direct communication and a strong work ethic. The successful candidate will be organized and a strategic, thoughtful communicator with strong relationship skills, a high energy level, and will act with humility and a sense of humor.
Founded in 1844, Wyoming Seminary (or Sem as it is affectionately known) is a co-educational independent day and boarding school with a diverse international population of 800 students from Toddler through Postgraduate level. For 175 years, Wyoming Seminary has embraced a commitment to the power of education to change the world and visionary thinking about teaching and learning and service to the community. These qualities and others find a voice in Sem’s cherished motto: “The True, The Beautiful, and The Good.” The school recently became a Global Member of Round Square, supporting the development of the ideals of internationalism, democracy, environmental awareness, adventure, leadership, and service. Now the school is energized by the opportunity to build on all that it has accomplished as it embraces creative pathways forward into the next stage of its development.
Brick buildings and generous green spaces form Wyoming Seminary’s welcoming campuses located just three miles apart. Over the last decade the school accomplished many renovation projects which have revitalized both of the school’s historic campuses. Forty Fort and Kingston, where the Sem Lower and Upper Schools, respectively, are located, are boroughs of Luzerne County on the Susquehanna River. Residents of Kingston have long demonstrated a commitment to education. Several historic places dot the area, including Fleck Hall on Sem’s campus as well as the Kingston Armory and Market Street Bridge. The Upper School campus includes three turf athletic fields (two of which have lights), the Carpenter Athletic Center, residential buildings for students and faculty, and academic buildings. Construction on the impressive new Kirby Center for the Creative Arts was completed in the fall of 2014.
A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position. An advanced degree in a related field is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
Wyoming Seminary seeks a Vice President of Advancement with
demonstrated experience in leadership positions in fundraising and development;
outstanding written and verbal communication skills;
a strategic and pragmatic vision for a dynamic engagement, communications, and advancement
strategy that is relationship oriented, integrated, and inclusive;
successful fundraising experience with donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship;
experience with social media and other fundraising mechanisms;
experience and interest in embracing technology to leverage the Advancement effort with alumni
successful experience managing a team of advancement professionals; and
experience in organizing and conducting a successful Capital Campaign.
A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position. An advanced degree in a related field is preferred.
About Wyoming Seminary
Wyoming Seminary, or more affectionately known as "Sem," is the oldest coeducational independent college preparatory school in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Wyoming Seminary is a day and boarding school with two campuses three miles apart across from the city of Wilkes-Barre. The Lower School in Forty Fort is a day school with classes from preschool (age 3) through grade eight. The Upper School in Kingston is a day/boarding community with classes from grades nine through twelve plus a postgraduate year.