Advancement - Vice President


As a private, comprehensive university of about 6,000 students, Bradley offers a full range of baccalaureate programs in the traditional liberal arts and sciences plus professional programs in communications, business, engineering, education, and the health sciences.  Graduate education comprises more than 30 graduate programs.   The 85-acre campus is located in a residential area of Peoria, Central Illinois’ largest metropolitan area and one of the nation’s most productive agricultural and industrial regions.  The University recently completed a successful $150 million campaign by obtaining resource commitments in excess of $161 million.



The Vice President for Advancement reports to  President Joanne K. Glasser and is responsible for leading and supervising those programs related to fund-raising; alumni relations; related events; and assistance with government relations including city, state and federal.  The Vice President, in concert with the President and the Board of Trustees, is expected to demonstrate leadership in the development of strategic plans to strengthen the financial resources of the University, to communicate with the constituencies of the University, and to particularly enhance the relationships and support from University alumni who exceed 65,000 in number.



The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) and will be a demonstrated leader with major fund-raising experience who will work effectively with the President and the President’s Cabinet.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.  The ideal candidate will also have a keen sense of direction that will enhance and sustain the effectiveness of an advancement organization along with the energy to bring leadership to a complex set of university offices as well as a core of volunteer constituents.

Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and will continue until the appointment is made.  Applications and nominations, including a resume and letter of intent should be sent to:

                                                R. William Funk and Associates

100 Highland Park Village

Suite 200

Dallas, TX  75205


Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.  The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups