The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with McDaniel
College in the search for an Associate Vice President/Director of
Development in the Division of Institutional Advancement.
As McDaniel moves to both strengthen and invigorate the
Institutional Advancement Division, the college seeks an energetic,
experienced development professional as its Associate Vice
President/Director of Development, who will serve as a senior
development officer and key partner with the new Vice President for
Institutional Advancement in the establishment of the division’s
fundraising goals, strategy, and the execution of those goals to
meet the college’s Institutional Advancement priorities. Reporting
to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Associate
Vice President will assist the Vice President in the planning and
execution of a successful leadership gift program and its
integration with Annual Giving, Athletic Fundraising, and Parent
Giving. The Assistant Vice President will be expected to mentor and
lead the major gifts team and oversee a robust program to build a
pipeline of prospects and donors through integration of the Annual
Giving program with major gifts efforts. They will be expected work
closely with the Senior Associate Vice President for Institutional
Advancement to develop successful strategies for coordinating
Planned Giving with other divisional cultivation, solicitations,
and stewardship for those prospects and to work closely with the
Vice President and the Senior Vice President in coordinating
strategies for the President’s leadership gift prospects.
Finally, the Associate Vice President will have responsibility for
carrying a portfolio of high-priority leadership gifts prospects –
cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding these
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. The
college seeks an Associate Vice President/Director of Development
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.