The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with George Mason
University in the search for an Associate Vice President of
Development, Schools and Colleges.
Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement and Alumni
Relations, the Associate Vice President of Development will support
the Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Relations in
identifying and implementing strategies for success in securing
significant philanthropic support for George Mason University. The
Associate Vice President will oversee professional fundraising
staff, co-manage the school and college development staff in
partnership with the Dean, and directly manage the central
university priorities team.
The Associate Vice President will work closely with the President,
Provost, Vice President, and academic and administrative leadership
in translating university priorities into compelling proposals and
fundraising initiatives that attract giving and alumni
participation. The Associate Vice President will provide service
and leadership to the George Mason University community by
developing and leading high performing teams, acting as a strategic
partner in developing, managing, and sustaining relationships with
key partners, and by contributing to the implementation of a
strategic vision for a highly effective philanthropy program at
George Mason University.
George Mason University is Virginia’s largest and most diverse
public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason
enrolls more than 38,000 students from 130 countries and 50 states.
Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is
recognized for its innovation, entrepreneurship, and commitment to
provide academic opportunities for students of all backgrounds.
Mason was ranked most diverse university in Virginia, and 35th most
diverse in the country, by U.S. News & World Report.
Mason's ten colleges and schools cover all academic
areas. Its professors bring their knowledge and connections to the
classroom, challenging students to push the boundaries of research,
skill, and application based on real-time knowledge of marketplace
demand. Mason offers 132 degree programs at the master’s, doctoral,
and professional levels, as well as more than 100 graduate-level
certificates. Mason is also home to the Smithsonian-Mason
School of Conservation (SMSC), the only program of its kind in
the nation. Students are taught and mentored by Smithsonian
scientists through a partnership with the Smithsonian
Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI).
Achieving Mason’s commitment to the personal and intellectual
growth of its students, teaching excellence, and innovative
research is only possible through a diverse population of
students, faculty, and staff. Exchanging a broad range of ideas and
sharing a multitude of experiences and perspectives sustains
its commitment and builds a community in which everyone thrives.
Mason's goal is to build and sustain an inclusive campus community
and to foster a welcoming climate that values and respects all
members of the community.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least
ten years of development experience in higher education, including
seven years of managerial experience. All applications must be
accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be
responsive to the mission of George Mason University as well as the
responsibilities and qualifications presented in the