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Associate Vice President/Director of Development

McDaniel College
Maryland, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 15, 2021

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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 prospects. 

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.

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