The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Mary Baldwin
University in the search for an Associate Vice President, Alumni
Working collaboratively with the Vice President for University
Advancement, the Associate Vice President will have the opportunity
to craft and develop creative strategies for the engagement of the
university’s 20,000 alumni around the country. Mary Baldwin
University (MBU) has entered a time of unprecedented growth and
momentum. Since the fall of 2019, great strides have been made to
build quality alumni programming both in seat and virtually, with a
new alumni website and expanded volunteer engagement to support its
work. In the summer of 2020, MBU was nominated for the best Virtual
Engagement Program in the nation by CAMMP (Council of Alumni
Marketing and Membership Programs) competing against the likes of
Texas A&M and the University of Utah. The university strives to
be the University for Life for its alumni and the next
leader will chart a bold path to ensure its success as chief
strategist in the development of meaningful programs. The new
Associate Vice President will lead, mentor, and coach a small and
dedicated team, while serving as a key member of the Advancement
Division’s leadership team.
Mary Baldwin University is a small, private university enrolling
2,184 students in online and in-seat programs at the undergraduate
and graduate level. With 106 full-time faculty members, the
university is organized into three academic colleges: the Palmer
College of Professional Studies; the Murphy Deming College of
Health Sciences; and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Founded in 1842, MBU began with a then-revolutionary idea: that
women, like men, should be well educated. Namesake and co-founder
Mary Julia Baldwin devoted her life to that mission, stewarding the
institution through the Civil War and transforming it into a
thriving women’s college by the end of her remarkable life.
Under the leadership of President Pamela R. Fox, the recent years
of MBU’s evolution have continued this legacy of innovation. The
College of Health Sciences opened in 2014 with a custom-designed
flagship building that reflects MBU’s dedication to
interprofessional healthcare education and advanced instructional
technology. In 2016, the institution became a university to reflect
its growing range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree
programs. A strategic shift in 2017 brought full coeducational
status as the first men enrolled in residential programs on the
Maintaining a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
throughout its programming and offerings, the university launched
overarching new initiatives in 2020 to support its diverse student
body, including the appointment of an inaugural Chief Diversity
Officer in summer 2021.
U.S. News & World Report ranks MBU among the nation’s
Top Performers for Social Mobility, and Washington Monthly
lists MBU among the Best Bang for the Buck, Southeast Colleges.
MBU’s entrepreneurial spirit drives its unprecedented growth and
momentum, underpinned by a radical belief in student potential and
the power of educational opportunity. The university community
together strives to push forward new methods and innovative
programs in higher education to help meet student and societal
A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is at least
five years of progressive experience in building alumni programs.
Competency with Raiser’s Edge database system is desired. All
applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
Cover letters should be responsive to mission of Mary Baldwin
University as well as the responsibilities and qualifications
presented in the prospectus.
Mary Baldwin University is in Staunton, Virginia. Candidates
desiring a remote/hybrid appointment will be considered. Preference
will be given to those who live in the mid-Atlantic region and are
able to be on campus occasionally with a reasonable drive.
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