The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Allegheny College in the search for a Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs.
As a member of the President’s Senior Management Team and reporting to the President of the college, the Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs will advise and support the President and Board of Trustees in all matters of fundraising and alumni relations while providing leadership for the development, execution, and on-going assessment of an integrated plan for fundraising and alumni relations. The Vice President will mentor and assess the advancement team, improving quality and effectiveness, while continuing to enhance its culture of collaboration and collegiality. The Vice President will integrate best practices to improve both results and performance within all areas of advancement on the Allegheny College campus, especially in programs such as principal and major gifts, donor recognition, stewardship, and alumni engagement.
Founded in 1815, Allegheny College is among the oldest 1% of colleges and universities in the nation. Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting their intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to interdisciplinary learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, and meet the challenges of a diverse, interconnected world.
Allegheny’s educational program is designed so that its graduates are able to communicate clearly and persuasively as speakers and writers; invoke multiple ways of understanding to organize and evaluate evidence, and to interpret and make sense of their experiences and the experiences of others; apply their knowledge and learning to engage in informed debate, and analyze and solve problems.
93.4% of the graduating class of 2018 were either employed or in a graduate/ professional program within eight months of graduation. Allegheny is ranked as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, researched and written by former New York Times education editor, journalist, and longtime student advocate Loren Pope. Allegheny is featured in The Princeton Review’s “The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment,” based on its academic rigor, affordability, and career outcomes for graduates. Washington Monthly ranked Allegheny 39th among its Best Liberal Arts Colleges, recognizing not only what colleges do for their students but what colleges are doing for the country. Allegheny ranked in the top 20 in the spring of 2019 when U.S. News & World Report asked top academics to name the schools that they think have faculty with an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.
A bachelors degree is required for this position. At least ten years of fundraising/volunteer management experience with a proven record of success in soliciting gifts from individuals, corporations, and/or foundations is preferred as is an advanced degree. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Allegheny College.
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