Lebanese American University - Vice President for Global Advancement

New York, NY

The Lebanese American University (LAU) invites nominations for and expressions of interest in the position of Vice President for Global Advancement.

LAU is a nationally and internationally recognized not-for-profit, private American university established in 1924. The university maintains an enrollment of 8,000+ students; employment of 2,000 faculty and staff members; two distinct operating campuses in Beirut and Byblos, Lebanon; two academic medical centers; and an academic center and headquarters in New York City. The university is comprised of seven schools serving undergraduate, graduate and doctoral/professional practice students across 62 degree programs.

LAU has experienced substantial growth in enrollment, programs, faculty, staff and physical space over the past decade. Its stunning, one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art facilities offer students and faculty opportunities to share in cutting-edge teaching and research while modeling responsible citizenship for its beautiful, ancient country, which is at the heart of civilization.

What makes LAU unique and special is its mission, which is to deliver a high-quality liberal arts education to the broadest possible spectrum of Lebanese society and the MENA region as whole, and, in so doing, to be an agent for making our world fair, equal and free. The university deeply values its founding principles as a women’s educational institution at a time when women had few options in the region. Since its creation, the university has produced generations of leaders who have made significant contributions and achieved remarkable success in Lebanon and beyond.

LAU’s local, regional and international corporate, university and philanthropic partnerships are also expanding. Its endowment has topped $580 million, its budget is over $200 million, and it contributes more than $890 million yearly to the Lebanese economy, ensuring its position as one of the most successful and influential institutions of higher education in the country and the Middle East. More information about LAU may be found on its website: http://www.lau.edu.lb/.

The Vice President for Global Advancement reports to the President and is responsible for leading the university’s advancement office in New York and its advancement program in the Americas. The VPGA is the chief architect of the strategy and design of the program in the Americas, ensuring that all efforts and initiatives are executed at a high level that reflects the excellence of the university. As the university seeks out new partners and friends outside the Middle East region, the VPGA will have the opportunity to build a thriving and vitally important component of LAU’s growth plan.

WittKieffer is partnering with Lebanese American University in this search. All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the Leadership Profile describing the position.

The salary range for this position is $300,000-$325,000 with the possibility of incentive compensation.

The search will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be submitted to WittKieffer’s candidate portal using the buttons below. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Natalie Derry and Greg Duyck at LAU-VPGlobalAdv@wittkieffer.com.


The Lebanese American University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.