Assistant Vice President for Advancement Operations

California, United States
Competitive Salary
Apr 21, 2021
May 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Pomona College in the search for an Assistant Vice President for Advancement Operations.

Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Assistant Vice President for Advancement Operations, a senior leadership position within Pomona College’s Advancement program, will provide strategic leadership for the college’s development infrastructure, lead a successful annual giving strategy, and serve as a key partner to colleagues in Advancement. The Assistant Vice President will utilize data and analytics to drive fundraising success, especially in the context of Pomona College’s aspirational comprehensive fundraising campaign that is currently in the planning stage.  The Assistant Vice President will be responsible for the strategic design, development, and implementation of operational functions that provide a foundation for Advancement to achieve its goals in fundraising and constituent engagement. The Assistant Vice President will be charged with aligning business support functions, policies and procedures, and technology infrastructure with the strategies, resources, and priorities of Pomona College. The Assistant Vice President will build, sustain, encourage, and support productive relationships with and among colleagues and develop and implement policies, practices, and systems in Advancement Operations.

Established in 1887, Pomona College is a private liberal arts college that offers a comprehensive curriculum, with 48 majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. One of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, Pomona is a close-knit and diverse community of accomplished scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs, and artists who are passionate about making a difference in the world. There are approximately 1,477 students who come to Pomona from 61 nations and 49 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

With a student-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, Pomona students work closely with their professors in the classroom, in the lab, and in the field. And its location—within an hour of Los Angeles and the mountains, desert, and beaches—provides countless opportunities for field study, research, and internships.

Pomona College is committed to advancing the diversity of its community. Its campus, like many others across the nation, is navigating a critical turning point on issues of diversity and inclusivity. As a globally recognized institution in Southern California—a region at the forefront of diversity, openness and innovation—it must lead the way. A diverse student body and curriculum gives Pomona students unique and important opportunities for intellectual, emotional, and ethical growth. It provides them with the necessary tools to face the challenges of today’s world—political divisiveness, social upheaval, and structural inequities—creatively and to build communities and organizations that are open, vibrant, and diverse.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is is at least fifteen years of leadership experience with increasing responsibility and success managing databases, research programs, annual giving, and/or strategy and analytics units, with a preference for leadership in higher education advancement. An advanced degree in business, information systems, data analytics or organizational design is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Pomona College–to educate students of exceptional promise and to guide their contributions as the next generation of leaders, scholars, artists, and engaged members of society to fulfill the vision of the College’s founders: to bear their added riches in trust for all.

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