The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with McDaniel
College in the search for a Vice President for Institutional
Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Institutional
Advancement will bring focus and leadership to a program that is
ready to move to the next level. Many of the internal building
blocks in Advancement are in place; what is needed is the planning
and execution of a plan to capitalize on those strengths to
increase giving across the board: annual; capital; and planned
giving. There is untapped potential in parent engagement and
philanthropic support; reunion giving; athletic giving; and
leadership gifts. The Alumni Council has recently been restructured
and re-invigorated and alumni dedication to the college is
legendary. The President, the Board of Trustees, and the
President’s Leadership team will be ready partners in assisting the
new Vice President in their work.
The successful candidate will be expected to plan, execute, and
grow programs that cultivate, solicit, and steward philanthropic
support from alumni, parents, and friends of McDaniel in alignment
with the college’s strategic plan. The Vice President will oversee
28 accomplished professionals, developing and implementing clear
policies and procedures tied to accountability and
performance. They are expected to carry forth these
responsibilities in accordance with best practices of the
advancement profession and provide ethical, creative, and focused
leadership while serving as a partner to the President of the
college for philanthropic leadership at McDaniel.
A nationally recognized four-year independent college of the
liberal arts and sciences, McDaniel is known for its diverse,
tight-knit, and student-centered community, where students receive
personal attention. Founded in 1867 as one of the first
coeducational colleges in the nation and the first south of the
Mason-Dixon Line, the college changed its name in 2002 from Western
Maryland College (after the Western Maryland railroad), to better
reflect the identity of the college and its location in central
Maryland, just a short distance from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
McDaniel’s nearly 30,000 alumni reside in all 50 states and the
District of Columbia, as well as 75 countries.
At McDaniel College, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion matters. It
seeks a Vice President for Institutional Advancement who will join
it in this work. McDaniel’s community is fully committed to
breaking down the walls of division, rejecting acts of exclusion,
and challenging injustice, prejudice, and ethnocentrism. It seeks
to promote the presence and expressions of all groups, including
those historically and/or currently marginalized. It recognizes
that the list is evolving and that creating opportunities for
dialogue and mechanisms for actions will create an inclusive, open,
and accessible community. McDaniel strives to cultivate the skills
needed to become competent, projective leaders and allies in a
pluralistic and diverse world.
A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is at least
seven years of increasingly responsible fundraising experience in a
non-profit organization, preferably in an educational setting. All
applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
Cover letters should be responsive to the mission and values of
McDaniel College as well as the responsibilities and qualifications
presented in the prospectus.