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Advancement Director

Employer
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 29, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Other Fundraising
Fields
Academic Centers, Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 since 1901.

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 ahead.

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.

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