Vice President for Advancement
Interlochen Center for the Arts - Michigan

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Interlochen, Michigan

Interlochen Center for the Arts (Interlochen) invites
nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for
Advancement. Reporting to Interlochen's President, Jeffrey Kimpton,
the Vice President will oversee and lead all advancement
activities, and will serve as a key member of the leadership team
that sets strategic direction for Interlochen at an exciting time
of growth for this renowned institution. This is an outstanding
leadership opportunity at one of the world's most esteemed centers
of arts education.

Interlochen, the country's premier preparatory program for young
artists, seeks a seasoned and collaborative advancement
professional to innovate the advancement program to better serve
its diverse constituents across the country and around the world.
Founded in 1928, Interlochen was awarded the National Medal of Arts
by President Bush in 2006, the nation's highest honor of artistic
excellence. In the last eight years, Interlochen has experienced
unprecedented growth in program offerings and financial stability.
Its current net assets of $89 million with an endowment valued at
$65 million represent the strongest financial portfolio in the
institution's history. The scope and program areas of Interlochen
are far-reaching, encompassing the Interlochen Arts Camp,
Interlochen Arts Academy (arts boarding high school), Interlochen
Public Radio network (IPR), Interlochen College of Creative Arts
(continuing education programs), and Interlochen Presents, the
year-long performing arts series. Interlochen has been a champion
for arts education, public broadcasting, and live performances for
over eight decades.

The Vice President for Advancement will build on the current
success of the advancement program, and develop strategic direction
and tactical programs to lead the evolution of an industry-leading
advancement office as it adapts to a changing social,
technological, philanthropic, and educational climate. The Vice
President will lead a staff of approximately 18 professionals who
are responsible for a cohesive advancement program relevant to
Interlochen's increasingly diverse constituencies and programs. The
Vice President will report to and work closely with the President,
strategically partnering with him and the Board of Trustees to
bring Interlochen's advancement operation to new levels of
productivity and innovation. S/he will also provide leadership in
preparation for a comprehensive capital campaign. Candidates will
have ten or more years of experience in the advancement field,
including but not limited to: demonstrated success in cultivating
and soliciting seven-figure gifts, innovative structuring of an
advancement operation, leadership experience of a capital campaign,
creativity and efficiency in managing volunteers, and a background
in identifying and engaging donors from multiple and diverse

The Vice President will have a deep understanding of and passion
for the mission, culture, and goals of this world-class arts
institution and will champion Interlochen to a passionate alumni
and friend constituency. Candidates should manage in a style that
encourages innovation and adaptation of technology, promotes
diversity, and rewards collaboration and teamwork. A bachelor's
degree is required and a background in the arts is highly
desirable. The Vice President will travel extensively.

Interlochen has retained Mr. Jack Gorman of Isaacson, Miller,
the international executive search firm, to conduct this search.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed via
email to: Jon Richardson, Associate, at .

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