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LPTS announces search for chief fundraising officer

Dec 21, 2006

The President of Louisville Seminary has announced the search for a Vice President for Seminary Relations to be appointed by April 2007.

Cathy Dawson, who has served in the position since 1998, announced her retirement last February. Her last day is May 31.

Trustee Martha Clay Nichols will serve as chair of a the search committee, which is comprised of members of the Board of Trustees, faculty, Alum Association, and employees of Louisville Seminary.

As the chief fundraising officer for the institution, the Vice President for Seminary Relations will work with his/her associates to plan, implement, evaluate, and achieve highly successful programs for alum, public relations, and fundraising activities. The Vice President interprets the purposes and program of Louisville Seminary to its many constituencies and provides leadership for a team of professionals with program responsibilities and for administrative staff who provide support services for the Seminary Relations programs.

It is preferred that candidates will possess the minimum of a bachelor’s degree, successful combined fundraising, managerial, and marketing experience, and the ability to understand and represent a free-standing seminary affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). A commitment to the faith and life of the Christian church and a commitment to the mission of Louisville Seminary are essential expectations as the Vice President serves to further the Seminary’s goal of meeting its educational mission, achieving greater ecumenical and multi-cultural diversity, and strengthening the educational experience of men and women who study here.

Louisville Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (except as religion may be a bona fide occupational qualification for certain positions at the Seminary), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability.

Nominations or resumes and a list of at least three references should be sent to President Dean K. Thompson, 1044 Alta Vista Road, Louisville, KY 40205-1798.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2007.

A full position description is available online at the following link: Position Description.

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