Senior Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Flexible Location
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Wentworth
Institute of Technology in the search for a Senior Executive
Director of Development and Alumni Relations.
Reporting to the Vice President, Institutional Advancement, the Senior Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations will be responsible for the oversight and management of Major Gifts, Annual Giving, and Alumni Relations, as well as the creation and integration of Leadership Annual and Planned Giving. The Senior Executive Director will serve as a close strategic partner to the Vice President, Institutional Advancement with the agency to bring vision and shape to a team of ambitious and eager fundraisers. An inaugural position in Institutional Advancement, the Senior Executive Director will have the opportunity to build the development function and will play a prominent role in the conceptualization and execution of Wentworth’s first comprehensive campaign. The Senior Executive Director may work remotely with regular access to the campus. Northeast/New England preferred.
Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT), a recognized leader in STEM and design and management education, was founded in 1904 as post-civil war industrial expansion, urbanization, and immigration created the need for new economic and employment opportunities. WIT is known for its co-operative education opportunities for students and its focus on career and resume building through hands-on learning in the field. Rooted in inclusive excellence, WIT is committed to reaching its full potential by reflecting the diversity of the City of Boston, the region, and the larger society.
WIT enrolls approximately 4,516 students, of which 4,341 are undergraduates, in three dynamic colleges: Architecture, Design, and Construction Management; Arts and Sciences; and Engineering and Computer Science. The institute is one of five colleges forming the Colleges of the Fenway. This collaboration with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Emmanuel College, and Simmons College expands academic opportunities and choices through cross-registration, and enhances the student and faculty environments of the individual institutions while retaining the unique and special qualities of each of the five colleges.
In order to achieve its greatest potential and fulfill its responsibilities as an institution of higher education, Wentworth Institute of Technology is committed to reflecting the diversity of the City of Boston, the region, and the larger society. Inclusive excellence is the bedrock of Wentworth's campus culture, a culture in which every member of the university community is included, engaged, and valued. To grow and reach its full potential as a 21st century university, Wentworth must achieve inclusive excellence in every aspect and at every level of university life.
While hands-on, action-oriented learning is a relatively recent addition to many college curricula, it has been the powerful, pervasive, and professionally relevant core of Wentworth’s programs for more than a century. Today WIT offers the educational programs for which there is strong labor market demand; integrates applied learning through curricular and co-curricular engagement; serves as a school of opportunity for first-generation college students, men and women from lower-income and working-class families, veterans of war, urban youth, and women breaking barriers in technical fields; attracts and retains highly dedicated faculty and staff; and creates and sustains strong institutional and community partnerships.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least ten years of experience in nonprofit advancement. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Wentworth Institute of Technology and its commitment to inclusive excellence.