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Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement/Chief Executive Officer of the William & Mary Alumni

William & Mary
Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 20, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Other Fundraising
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with William & Mary in the search for an Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement/Chief Executive Officer of the William & Mary Alumni Association.

Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement/Chief Executive Officer of the William & Mary Alumni Association will serve as the leader of the university’s alumni engagement efforts. The Associate Vice President will ensure that all alumni of William & Mary are engaged, involved, represented, and encouraged to be active and informed about the activities of the university. Coordination and “orchestration” of a university-wide alumni engagement strategy will be the Associate Vice President's principal responsibility and alumni engagement work is centered within the Associate Vice President's team to coordinate with other units across campus in the schools and units that also work with alumni. The Associate Vice President will be the overall “conductor of the orchestra” for alumni engagement, ensuring that the work across the university is built, maintained, managed, and coordinated, resulting in a contemporary and integrated university-wide alumni engagement program.

The three-fold goal for the Associate Vice President will be to ensure William & Mary becomes the university that best converts the collective might of its alumni to shape a more perfect institution of higher education that purposefully guides and supports the lives of its students and alumni; best creates a meaningful and long-lasting connection between its alumni and alma mater, calling upon the time, talent, and treasure of all alumni to strengthen William & Mary for all time coming; and best encourages and empowers its alumni to affiliate in pursuit of improving the nation, world, and the human condition.

William & Mary, a public research university, is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in America with original plans that date back to 1618. Known as the “Alma Mater of the Nation” because George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Tyler, and James Monroe all studied at the institution, it is also known for its firsts. William & Mary was the first U.S. institution with a Royal Charter, the first Greek-letter society (which was founded in 1776), the first student honor code, the first college to become a university, and the first law school in America.

William & Mary strives to be a place where equity and inclusion are integral parts of the campus culture. It also believes in the importance of original, hands-on research, with undergraduates having unprecedented opportunities to work with peers and faculty mentors on inspiring projects from their very first class. Proud of their founding town and state, W&M continuously looks for innovative partnerships that contribute to the economic development of the Williamsburg region, and the entire commonwealth.

William & Mary is consistently ranked among the best higher education institutions in the country. U.S. News & World Report ranked W&M ninth for best undergraduate teaching, the #10 top public school, and 38th best national university. W&M is also ranked as the 18th best public school in America and 41st top research university in America by Forbes. Individual schools and programs at William & Mary also rank highly. Amongst best grad schools, U.S. News & World Report gives W&M’s U.S. Colonial History program the top spot. It also ranks four programs in the top 50 best grad schools, including Law, History, MBA, and part-time MBA. According to the Princeton Review, William & Mary is ranked fifth for best business schools: best professors and 12th best law schools: professors (teaching). W&M also boasts the eleventh best online MBA program and 15th best undergraduate business school according to Poets&Quants. It is not just the academic programs that rank highly. William & Mary has the fourth happiest students and is #7 for best schools for making an impact and most engaged in community service, as ranked by Princeton Review. The publication also ranks W&M as the top public school for internships and 18th among LGBTQ-friendly schools.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least seven years of experience in non-profit, corporate or university management. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of William & Mary as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

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