Associate Vice President for University Development and Campaign Director

7 days left

Virginia, United States
Competitive Salary
Apr 14, 2021
May 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Mary Baldwin University in the search for an Associate Vice President for University Development and Campaign Director.

The Associate Vice President will work in close partnership with the Vice President for University Advancement to build a highly functioning major gifts team at the university, provide strategic direction in support of the university's comprehensive campaign, lead the Advancement Services unit, and partner closely with colleagues in Alumni Engagement to achieve fundraising and engagement goals. The Associate Vice President will have the opportunity to increase staffing and build a best practice advancement unit encompassing fundraising and campaign management.

Founded in 1842, Mary Baldwin University is a small, coeducational university offering a range of degree programs from bachelor to doctoral. It serves a growing student population on its main campus in Staunton, Virginia; at its nearby health sciences campus in Augusta County; and online. Two hours from the nation’s capital, located on the western edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the picturesque and historic Shenandoah Valley, the university’s main campus is on 58 hilltop acres and opens onto downtown Staunton, regularly named one of the best small towns in America. Mary Baldwin University has been named a Best Regional University in the South by U.S. News & World Report for 2019. Mary Baldwin earned recognitions as Best College for Veterans, Regional Universities South (21st); Best Value Schools, Regional Universities South (7th); and Best Ethnic Diversity, Regional Universities South. Mary Baldwin also earned a place on the Best Regional College 2019 list by The Princeton Review.

Mary Baldwin University is a diverse community, providing a rich array of resources and experiences to all constituencies of the university. The community of Mary Baldwin University strives to celebrate humanity in all its wondrous and complex variation. Because it values diversity, it is the mission of the university to sustain a community where all may flourish, and embrace shared experiences and differences. To this end, all are treated with respect and compassion.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least five years of fundraising experience at the major gift level as well as director-level experience or equivalent management of a major gift team or program.

Candidates desiring a remote appointment will be considered, although preference will be given to candidates who are willing (post-COVID) to work and reside in the Staunton area.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Mary Baldwin University – to prepare confident practitioners who apply solid academic knowledge, strong leadership skills, and compassion for others to serve learners in diverse communities –  as well as the responsibilities and qualifications as stated in the prospectus.