A seasoned, senior and experienced development executive in
higher education, either already a vice president or positioned to
become one at his or her next career step (e.g. associate vice
president, assistant vice president or executive director of
Demonstrated experience and leadership skills in a complex,
demanding and fast-paced environment, ideally at a
Proven record (either current or past) as a highly successful
fundraiser, having played a critical role in generating
Experience in planning, implementing or leading a successful
comprehensive capital campaign.
Proven ability to lead and manage a large and high-functioning
advancement program, including the capacity to generate and
implement clear goals, procedures, systems and priorities across
Experience in harnessing and leveraging the synergies between
alumni relations and development in a unified advancement
Successful experience managing a large-scale organization of
staff that includes development services professionals, as well as
Proven record of effectiveness working with institutional
leadership at the highest level.
Proven record of effectiveness working with volunteers and
Firsthand experience working with scholars engaged in intensive
Exceptional communication skills in the service of conveying
the strategic goals and objectives of development and alumni
Experience with international fundraising a plus.
An interest in and commitment to diversity and excellence
Personal qualities and traits that lend to the
individual’s success in the areas of responsibility and
competency listed above.