Director of Leadership Annual and Reunion Giving

California, United States
Competitive Salary
Jun 08, 2021
Jul 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Pomona College in the search for a Director of Leadership Annual and Reunion Giving.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Development, the Director of Leadership Annual and Reunion Giving will provide leadership to, set strategic direction for, and manage Pomona College's leadership annual giving and reunion program in support of the College’s fundraising priorities. The Director will build upon Pomona's long-standing, milestone reunion giving and affinity programs to create a successful leadership annual giving program that bridges annual giving and major giving through a smooth transitional experience for the donor. This opportunity offers a highly collaborative environment including close coordination with the Offices of Annual Giving, Major Gifts, Gift Planning, and the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement. The Director will serve as a key leadership role in Pomona College Advancement and lead in planning and running a multi-year campaign for the department. The Director will be expected  to create a healthy team-environment and lead by example.

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.

As the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, a unique consortium of seven colleges and graduate schools, Pomona offers both the advantages of a small liberal arts college and the resources of a large university. Pomona College admits domestic applicants regardless of their ability to pay and then meets the full demonstrated need of all admitted students. Fifty-five percent of students receive financial aid.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. Pomona College believes that education is an important mechanism for addressing historical injustices and for grappling with contemporary inequities. Placing diversity at the center of the college’s educational mission means providing leadership in social change and modeling what such change looks like. The college places great importance on providing resources and energy toward enhancing a campus culture in which all students, faculty, and staff feel welcome and supported.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least seven years of leadership experience with increasing responsibility in the areas of fundraising, leadership giving, reunion programs, and volunteer groups. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Pomona College as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

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