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Vice President for Academic Affairs

Neumann University, a private, Catholic, Franciscan, coeducational institution is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). Reporting to the President, the VPAA, is a member of the Executive Administration, and staffs the Academic Affairs committee of the Board of Trustees. Neumann University offers undergraduate degrees in a broad variety of subjects, graduate programs, and doctoral programs. The University is located on a beautiful suburban campus in Aston, PA.

The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree; a successful record of academic administration, collegial and shared governance; the ability to facilitate innovation and growth among faculty and staff; be a creative and visionary leader with a strong work ethic and high energy level; possess knowledge of national trends and developments in higher education, including distance learning, enrollment services, and outcomes assessment; and possess excellent communication and organizational skills, and values consistent with the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Neumann University.


Neumann University is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt - Fennell.  Nominations and application should be submitted to: Cheryl Hyatt at Neumann@hyatt-fennell.com.

Applications will include a focused letter of interest, a current résumé, and complete contact information for five professional references. The committee will begin review of applications following the April 24, 2015, deadline and the search will remain open until the position is filled.  All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.



Neumann University is an equal opportunity employer. 



Director of Development - African Sisters Education Collaborative

Position:               Director of Development
Reporting to:        Executive Director
Location:              ASEC Offices are located in Scranton, PA.  Working remotely will be considered. Ability to travel 30% of the time is required.


Organizational Mission and Values: We believe that education is the key to assisting African nations in their quest for economic development and self-sufficiency. The goal of ASEC is to contribute significantly to increased access to education in Africa by helping to educate women religious and enabling them to acquire necessary credentials for teaching, healthcare, spiritual or social service ministries in their countries.

Job Summary: ASEC seeks a creative, entrepreneurial fundraising leader with both the capacity and the demonstrated track record to respond to the following responsibilities:


  • Participate in crafting, executing, and leading a strategic and operational plan for fundraising to broaden the base of private philanthropic support to the organization;

  • Increase the number and level of giving from individuals, private foundations, and corporations;

  • Conceptualize and implement strategies to leverage ASEC’s current donor support and build on these philanthropic networks;

  • Develop systems and processes for effective identification, cultivation, and solicitation of institutional and major donors;

  • Ensure maintenance of an accurate and accessible database of donor information and gift acknowledgement;

  • Build relations and manage communication between the Board of Directors and ASEC staff;

  • Facilitate appropriate donor interaction with ASEC’s Executive Director and Board of Directors;

  • Identify, recruit and establish fundraising committees, as appropriate;

  • Prepare proposals, letters, call reports and acknowledgments;

  • Manage communications efforts between ASEC and donors;

  • Establish a social media strategy and manage implementing staff;

  • Oversee planning and logistics of events and donor cultivation roadshow.



  • Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree or CFRE preferred;

  • Seven years of experience in development or related field, major gift fundraising preferred;

  • Proven track record of accomplishment in fundraising including successful solicitation and closing of major gifts from individual and institutional donors;

  • Knowledge of the philanthropy sector;

  • Familiarity with African culture, especially the countries where ASEC currently operates is preferred;

  • Familiarity with women religious culture is preferred;

  • Experience working with US based organizations working in Africa is preferred;

  • Working knowledge of prospect tracking systems and donor databases;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Ability to understand donor motivations, sensitivity to personal needs and unasked questions, strong negotiation skills;

  • Excellent decision-making skills and the ability to find meaningful ways to involve partners in cultivation efforts; and,

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills.


Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae and at least 3 references to jobs@asec-sldi.org





Assistant Professor of Social Work and Field Director

Neumann University seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Assistant Professor of Social Work and Field Director of the new Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program. Neumann University is located in Aston, Pennsylvania, a growing township located 24 miles southwest of Philadelphia nearby to the I-95 corridor.  Neumann enrolls 3000 undergraduate, graduate and adult students and offers degree programs through the doctoral level. 


Successful applicants will hold an MSW degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and a Social Work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).  Strong preference will be given to applicants who also hold the LCSW and/or a terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D. or D.S.W.).  Rank and salary will be based upon qualifications.


Applicants should have at least five (5) years of practice experience; previous and demonstrably successful college-level teaching experience; a strong commitment to effective teaching in a mid-sized university setting; an ability to work effectively and proactively with others in a collegial environment dedicated to student learning; capacity to establish and maintain strong professional relationships with local, state, and private social service agencies within a multicultural service area; and congruence with the mission, identity and core values of a Catholic Franciscan institution of higher learning. 


Teaching load consists of 18 credits per academic year with additional responsibilities in planning and overseeing all field work and internships for the BSW; academic advising; student mentoring; assisting in curriculum development; service on program and college committees; and participation in professional development/scholarly activities.


Qualified candidates must possess an appreciation for and congruence with the Catholic Franciscan mission of the University. Submit application letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts and three letters of recommendation to:


Neumann University
David W. Brownlee
Vice President for Human Resources & Risk Management
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014-1298




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