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Senior Director of Advancement Services

Pomona College
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 23, 2022

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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Pomona College in the search for a Senior Director of Advancement Services.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Advancement Operations, the Senior Director of Advancement Services will lead the overall direction of the Advancement Services team in data services, gift services, and advancement technology to support division-wide goals, infrastructure, and shared services. As a member of the Advancement Operations team, the Senior Director will support collaborative efforts to plan, design, build, and continuously improve the College’s advancement systems, technology, and processes required to conduct successful overall advancement operations. The Senior Director will lead Advancement Services staff, manage Advancement division systems, and provide administrative oversight for constituent data and gift record services for various Advancement stakeholders. The Senior Director will build a high-performing team that creates user-friendly and scalable data and technology-based solutions to enhance the College’s Advancement strategic operations with a focus on impact, efficiency, and service excellence.

Established in 1887, Pomona College is a private liberal arts college whose mission is to educate students of exceptional promise and to guide their contributions as the next generation of leaders, scholars, artists, and engaged members of society to fulfill the vision of the College’s founders: to bear their added riches in trust for all. Pomona College offers a comprehensive curriculum, with 48 majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. One of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, Pomona is a close-knit and diverse community of accomplished scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs, and artists who are passionate about making a difference in the world. There are approximately 1,477 students who come to Pomona from 61 nations and 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. With a student-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, Pomona students work closely with their professors in the classroom, in the lab, and in the field. And its location – within an hour of Los Angeles and the mountains, desert, and beaches – provides countless opportunities for field study, research, and internships.

Pomona College seeks a Senior Director of Advancement Services with a commitment to the mission of Pomona College and an appreciation of the College's liberal arts environment; the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the functions of the position; effectiveness and clarity of verbal and written communication with the exceptional interpersonal communication and leadership skills needed to supervise, facilitate, motivate, and inspire a diverse group of employees, volunteers, and stakeholders from a wide variety of backgrounds; an ability to handle all activities and highly confidential information with patience, discretion, tact, and keen attention to detail; proficiency in operating computers with Microsoft Office software, associated professional software (such as Cognos, SQL, Jenzabar CX, Raiser’s Edge, Tableau, menu-driven databases) and social media tools; an understanding of the use of technology in assessing and continuously improving Advancement division systems and processes to achieve annual goals and maintain confidentiality; proficiency in generating database queries, reports, and lists using knowledge of Query, Export, and Mail functions; an ability to handle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work both independently and as a collaborative executive member of the College in support of the College’s strategic vision and the division’s annual goals, with a high standard of integrity and ethics; superior analytical, organizational, management, and project management skills, and an ability to complete work with accuracy and attention to detail; and active participation on a management team (preferred). A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least ten years of leadership and team-building experience with increasing responsibility in the areas of advancement services and database management at a major academic or nonprofit institution.  All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Pomona College as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

Pomona College is committed to advancing the diversity of its community. It is not only an ethical, but also a financial commitment. The President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) developed the 2015 strategic plan on diversity, Lighting the Path to 2025: A Vision for Diversity.

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