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Senior Associate Vice President for Major and Planned Giving

Lawrence University
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Jul 30, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Lawrence University in the search for a Senior Associate Vice President for Major and Planned Giving.

Reporting to the Vice President for Development and Alumni, the Senior Associate Vice President for Major and Planned Giving will work closely with the Vice President for Development and Alumni to develop, staff, manage, and direct aspects of a comprehensive development program at Lawrence University focused on short- and long-range fiscal objectives. The Senior Associate Vice President will manage major and planned giving, annual giving, and donor engagement, and will also assume responsibility for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of principal gift donors and prospects. In the absence of the Vice President, the Senior Associate Vice President will serve as Lawrence University's chief development officer.

Celebrating the 175th anniversary of its founding, Lawrence University remains a private, residential, liberal arts college with a music conservatory. Nearly 1,500 students, who come from every state and 40 countries, choose between study in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences or the Conservatory of Music. Dedicated exclusively to undergraduate education, Lawrence University boasts one of the smallest student-faculty ratios in the country (8:1). Students are provided with four degree options and 65 majors, minors, and programs to identify their passion. And for those wishing to take their studies beyond Wisconsin, Lawrence University offers more than 50 study abroad programs in 30 countries around the world. If the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment is a priority, funding is available for ground-breaking research projects as well as internships. The Lawrence University Vikings field 20 athletic teams, competing at the Division III level in the Midwest Conference. Life after Lawrence for the more than 20,000 alumni is just as bright with 98% of graduates either employed or continuing education within six months of graduation.

Since its founding as the first co-educational institution in Wisconsin, Lawrence University has provided a top-class education. U.S. News &World Report ranks Lawrence #62 among the best national liberal arts colleges, 36th for best value, #44 for best undergraduate teaching, and 54th best first-year experience in the nation. The Princeton Review also named Lawrence University as one of the best colleges in the nation, and it also appeared on the Best Green Colleges, Best Midwestern Colleges, and Best Value Colleges lists. In 2020, INSIGHT Into Diversity recognized Lawrence as one of 90 recipients of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. Recognized as the top liberal arts college in Wisconsin, Lawrence University has produced 77 Watson Fellows since 1969. The New York Times has included Lawrence University in its best-selling college guide, Colleges that Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges.

Lawrence University of Wisconsin, through its undergraduate residential college and Conservatory of Music, educates students in the liberal arts and sciences. The university is devoted to excellence and integrity in all of its activities and committed to the development of intellect and talent, the pursuit of knowledge and understanding, the cultivation of sound judgment, and respect for the perspectives of others. Lawrence prepares students for lives of achievement, responsible and meaningful citizenship, lifelong learning, and personal fulfillment. As a diverse learning community of scholars and artists, it actively fosters a transformative process that emphasizes engaged learning, supported by an environment of rich educational opportunities in a residential campus setting.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least eight years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising, preferably within an academic institution. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Lawrence University as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

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