The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Sigma Phi
Epsilon in the search for an Advancement Director.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Advancement Director
will lead Sigma Phi Epsilon and its Educational Foundation team in
the implementation of foundation best practices, inclusive of
identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors. The
Advancement Director will maintain a portfolio of principal gift
prospects, with a focus on securing gift commitments greater than
$100,000 to advance the Fraternity’s strategic priorities.
SigEp is redefining fraternity on college campuses across the
country. It complements a man’s education by delivering a premier
student experience in one of the most formative times of his life.
Through SigEp, men strengthen their character, build leadership and
interpersonal skills, and learn to develop healthy, lifelong
relationships that are essential to a successful and fulfilling
life. Sigma Phi Epsilon was founded on November 1, 1901, at
Richmond College, now the University of Richmond, in Richmond,
Virginia. Since then, SigEp has grown to become one of the
largest fraternities in the country. Around 13,000 SigEp
undergraduates are on nearly 200 college campuses each year. They
are among the more than 345,000 lifetime brothers who have joined
SigEp was founded with the Cardinal Principles of Virtue,
Diligence, and Brotherly Love. Its mission is Building Balanced
Men, which is achieved through a commitment to Sound Mind and
Sound Body. It is committed to working with its host
institutions as a valued partner in higher education.
SigEp revolutionized the fraternity movement in 1991 by unveiling
the Balanced Man Program (BMP), a concept of single-tiered
membership and continuous development that begins the day a brother
joins. BMP is the centerpiece of the SigEp chapter experience
and provides the experience that today’s student needs to be
successful during and after college. The Program is a non-pledging,
non-hazing, four-year, personal, academic, leadership, and
professional skills development experience founded on the five
philosophical tenets of equal rights and responsibilities;
continuous development; accountability; living the ritual; and
mentoring. SigEp believes the stereotypical fraternity experience
does not fulfill the needs of today’s college male. The BMP
offers an experience focused on scholarship, leadership,
professional development, and life skills. Members learn to live
their best lives through unique, rewarding programming tailored to
fit their needs and prepare them for the journey of life
Culture, communication, and collaboration are important factors in
the success of all roles within Sigma Phi Epsilon. However, it has
learned that these can be achieved in a remote capacity as well as
in person. SigEp's focus is to find talented people, who can help
the organization move forward, regardless of where they work from
on a regular basis. Regular visits to the Richmond, Virginia office
will be part of the role, but the day-to-day expectations of the
role may be completed from anywhere within the country.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least
seven years of direct fundraising and campaign experience. All
applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Sigma Phi
Epsilon Fraternity as well as the responsibilities and
qualifications presented in the prospectus.