Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship
4 Year Degree
VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADVANCEMENT
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Albright College in the search for a vice president for advancement.
Reporting to the president, the vice president for advancement will play a principal role in advancing a college deeply committed to the success of students of academic promise and engaged with the city of Reading, Berks County, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The vice president will build and sustain strong and sincere interpersonal relationships both internally and externally, will demonstrate a track record of major and principal gift fundraising success, and will possess the leadership and managerial acumen necessary to galvanize the full advancement team, providing day-to-day oversight and leadership to the college’s advancement programs among both individual and organization constituents (including alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations, community leaders, and others). This leader will be expected to follow advancement best practices and will be experienced at change management. The vice president will guide and counsel the president on all planned and executed activities involving presidential donor prospects and suspects, and will help to position the president as a leader in the community and among alumni.
The vice president will lead an integrated advancement program that partners across the college community, including the Board of Trustees, the Alumni Board, the Society for Black Alumni, faculty, and staff, to provide strategic leadership in the planning, implementation, and administration of all philanthropic initiatives to support the mission of the college. As a senior officer of the college, the vice president will collaborate with the other senior officers in the overall management and administration of the college. The vice president will also collaborate with the vice president for communications to provide staff support for the Trustee Advancement and Communications Committee and assist the President’s Office in supporting the Trusteeship and Governance Committee.
As the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County, Albright College has a long history of educating students of academic promise. Founded in 1856, Albright College is a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection, and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright graduates to exceed their own expectations. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is proud of its wide cultural and economic diversity. Students learn to relate to people from different backgrounds, develop greater self-awareness, and gain a panoramic perspective of the world in order to view problems from multiple perspectives. The experience is valuable to students preparing to enter today’s global workplace, where differences in backgrounds and perspectives are the norm.
Albright College believes that our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another. The college aims to recruit, house, educate, employ, and support all types of people and to celebrate their diversity including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation, and differing abilities.
The vitality of Albright College flows from its diverse membership, therefore it is dedicated to cultivating mutual respect for all community members and maintaining an environment free of discrimination and intimidation. This dedication is rooted in the college’s mission statement and is affirmed by the values of full participation, inclusivity, and equity that celebrate human diversity on the campus and in the world.
Albright College has been named one of the most ethnically and economically diverse colleges in the country, ranking 33rd out of 208 national liberal arts colleges by Princeton Review. It is consistently ranked as one of the “Best Northeastern Schools” by the same publication, as well as a "Top 50 Economic Value" by The Economist.
All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is an understanding and appreciation of the value of a high-quality liberal arts education. An advanced degree is preferred. A minimum of eight years of successful leadership in institutional advancement/development is preferred including management experience in higher education.
Internal Number: 603
About Albright College
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