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Senior Director of Alumni and Gift Success

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
$90,000.00 - $135,000.00
Closing date
May 17, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Donor Relations, Other Fundraising
Academic Centers, Education
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Auburn University in the search for a Senior Director of Alumni and Gift Success.

Reporting to the Vice President of Engagement and Executive Director of the Auburn Alumni Association, the Senior Director of Alumni and Gift Success will provide both university-wide and departmental leadership by partnering with advancement colleagues and university departments to offer life-time value to Auburn graduates and supporters through university-level awards, interest-based programs, and personalized engagement. The Senior Director will drive meaningful engagement, enhance the experience, deliver value, foster success, and promote life-long affiliation and ownership with alumni, parents, donors, friends, and fans of Auburn.

Compelled by its mission—to be dedicated to improving the lives of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research and scholarship, and selfless service—Auburn University has prepared and inspired a new generation of students. Igniting talent, challenging in ways never thought possible, and providing the tools needed to be the difference makers in their professions, their communities, and beyond is the hallmark of the university’s vision and 160-year history. Auburn University was chartered in 1856 and opened its doors in 1859 as a private liberal arts institution.

Auburn University today is a comprehensive land, sea, and space grant institution—among the few that hold that distinction—occupying more than 1,840 acres and helping fulfill the dreams of over 31,000 students. The university maintains very high levels of research activity as an R1 institution and high standards for teaching excellence—organized into 15 academic colleges and schools, offering more than 150 undergraduate degrees, and over 550 student organizations. Auburn University boasts a long list of rankings and accomplishments—rankings in the Top 50 among public universities by U.S. News and World Report, to the Best Value College by The Princeton Review, and to even holding the distinction of being the top university for the Happiest students by The Princeton Review, to name a few.

Auburn University's core traditions are passion and spirit rooted in The Auburn University Creed, written in 1943 by George Petrie, Professor and Administrator. It is one of the first true traditions for the university, instilling the importance of hard work, knowledge, and being a genuinely good person. The “Auburn Family” is a closely connected community of over 250,000 that also ranks among the 50 most powerful alumni networks in the world.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least eight years of experience in planning and implementing alumni and advancement events and programs with at least two years of experience directly supervising full-time employees. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to Auburn University's mission as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

Auburn University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is Auburn's policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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