Lewis & Clark

Portland, OR


m/Oppenheim Associates is assisting Lewis & Clark in the search for the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Reporting to the President, the Vice President of Institutional Advancement will work closely with the Chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees, other trustees and the President’s senior leadership team. For more information, please review the complete Position Description.
One of the west coast’s oldest and most respected private liberal arts institutions, Lewis & Clark seeks a strategic, creative, and accomplished fundraising professional to join the leadership team and drive a college-wide effort to significantly grow contributed revenue.  Founded in 1867, Lewis & Clark is renowned as one of the Pacific Northwest’s top liberal arts colleges. Comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences and two professional schools (The School of Law, and The Graduate School of Education and Counseling), it occupies a stunning 137 acre campus in Portland Oregon, annually serves over 3,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students, has 671 faculty and full time equivalent staff, an annual budget of over $115m, and an endowment of about $230m. The City of Portland and Lewis & Clark are connected physically and share a common vibe and spirit. Portland was named by Monacle’s 2014 Quality of Life Survey as one of the world’s 25 most livable cities, Lewis & Clark was similarly praised by the Princeton Review and Travel+Leisure as having one of America’s Top Ten Most Beautiful Campuses.

The Vice President of Institutional Advancement must have exceptional fundraising experience, specifically including: donor targeting and prospecting, solicitation process management, direct solicitations, coaching others in various forms of solicitations, development of proposals for high net worth individuals with complex financial conditions, and leveraging fundraising databases and support systems for donor segmentation and applied research. Lewis & Clark seeks to substantially increase all kinds of philanthropic support through an aggressive, across-the-board expansion of its fundraising activities. Lewis & Clark is a college for our next generation of global thinkers and leaders unafraid to discard conventional thinking, civic complacency, and outmoded preconceptions, a place that prides itself on being both innovative and ambitious. The new Vice President of Institutional Advancement will incorporate such values into the Advancement Office, and will collaborate with the President, trustees, faculty and staff committed to positioning Lewis & Clark as a fundraising leader among like institutions.

For additional information, please contact Mark Oppenheim or Kim Brettschneider at info [at] moppenheim [dot] com.

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