United Job Openings

United Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty and staff
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Application Process

Please send a résumé with salary requirements to United’s Human Resources department via postal mail or email. Mail: United Theological Seminary Attn: Human Resources 4501 Denlinger Rd. Dayton, OH 45426 email: jobs@united.edu

Minimum Technology Skills for Any Job at United

Email and Calendar

Google Apps: Gmail, Docs, Drive and Calendar
Skill level required (basic proficiency) which includes:

Word Processing

Microsoft® Word (2010 or 2011): used in a Microsoft® networked environment
Skill level required (basic proficiency) which includes:

Spreadsheet Microsoft® Excel (2010 or 2011): used in a Microsoft® networked environment
Skill level required (basic proficiency) which includes:

Job Openings

Vice President for Advancement

Applications are currently being accepted in the Human Resource Office for those interested in the Vice President for Advancement at United Theological Seminary. Deadline for application is Monday, November 30, 2015. To apply send a resume and cover letter to Robin MacGregor at rmacgregor@united.edu.


The Vice President for Advancement is a dynamic, spiritual, relational and administrative leader responsible for success in the advancement functions of the school including: fundraising, alumni/ae relations, marketing and communications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Work closely with the president in accordance with the mission, values, vision and strategic plan of the school to envision, create and lead its advancement program
  • Serve as a member of the executive staff
  • Serve as staff support to the Institutional Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Supervise, coach and manage development, marketing, communications and alumni/ae staff toward accountable, goal-oriented outcomes
  • Oversee organizational and staff development in the advancement related offices
  • Serve as leading advancement liaison with church, community, business, and social leaders
  • Travel on average 50% of the time to cultivate donor and church relationships regionally and around the country
  • Manage budget for advancement offices


  • Collaborate with president and development team to create and implement comprehensive plan for development aligned with the strategic plan of the seminary, inclusive of systems for cultivating external and internal donor relationships
  • Provide strategic leadership in close conversation with president and development team for increasing the school’s donor base, for cultivating annual and planned giving, advancement research and data services, major gift fundraising, special events, and constituency relations
  • Manage the identification, prospecting and qualifying major donors, including cultivation, solicitation and care of key prospects and donors in cooperation with the president and development team
  • Assure the maintenance of complete and accurate records of all gifts, commitments and related communications
  • Oversee development team planning and implementation of all events in connection with development and constituency relations programs
  • Oversee the development and distribution of proper advancement communications, including timely and appropriate response to all gifts.
  • Lead collaborative implementation of successful campaign strategies

Marketing and Communications

  • Work with president’s office and advancement staff in collaborative creation and implementation of comprehensive plan for marketing and communications aligned with the strategic plan of the seminary
  • Provide strategic, collaborative leadership for marketing and branding, public and external relations and communications, including website, social media and print publications

Alumni/ae Relations

  • Work with president’s office and alumni/ae relations staff to create and oversee implementation of comprehensive plan for alumni/ae relations aligned with the strategic plan of the seminary
  • Provide strategic, collaborative leadership for alumni/ae services and relationships, including publications, continuing education and events

Supervisory Responsibilities

This executive leadership position will supervise, development, marketing and communications and alumni/ae relations personnel, including senior director (s) and director(s) responsible for administration , management, implementation and oversight of departmental responsibilities, and other support staff positions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; masters and/or doctorate in fundraising or field related to theological education preferred; five or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software, MS Office, record keeping, database input and management, report production, editing skills, superior writing and communication skills.  Evidence of excellent organizational and supervisory skills and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

CFRE preferred