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Vice President of Advancement

University of Redlands
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 3, 2022

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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with University of Redlands in the search for a Vice President of Advancement.

Reporting to the University President, the Vice President of Advancement will serve as the University’s chief development officer, creating a high-caliber advancement program that reflects University of Redland's mission, vision, and strategy as outlined in its new strategic plan. Having concluded the Forever Yours campaign, raising a record-breaking $207.2 million, the University will charge the Vice President of Advancement to lead the next opportunity to further solidify the legacy of the University of Redlands. The University seeks an experienced, strategic, and forward-thinking advancement professional to bring focus and leadership to a program that is ready to move forward to the next level. 

The Vice President will work collaboratively and transparently with the President, Board of Trustees, senior leadership, faculty, staff, students, and alumni while putting in place the systems, teams, and structures for advancement planning and decision making at all levels. The Vice President will serve in a highly visible leadership role with overall responsibility for a comprehensive and integrated fundraising and alumni engagement program and will set the tone for high achievement.

The University of Redlands is a private, nonprofit, Hispanic Serving Institution that provides a welcoming environment where access and opportunity come together to equip individuals to build a bright future for themselves. The main residential campus is in the heart of Southern California, near beaches, mountains, and deserts.

Offering more than 40 undergraduate programs, including the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, where students personalize their interdisciplinary study, Redlands has 20 graduate programs in business, education, geographic information systems, theology, public policy, and music. The Redlands Promise guarantees students earn a degree in four years and ensures affordability.

Recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the fifth best regional university in the West and tenth for undergraduate teaching, the University of Redlands has also been recognized in the top six percent of master’s universities by Washington Monthly. Highlighted by Colleges of Distinction for providing a personalized education with strong engagement, teaching, community, and outcomes, the University is featured in the popular Fiske Guide to Colleges and The Princeton Review. With an award-winning residential campus boasting over 1,700 trees, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized University of Redlands as a Tree Campus every year since 2009.  

University of Redlands emphasizes community impact, and its community service-learning program has received national acclaim as students annually complete over 120,000 hours of public service worldwide. Redlands holds the Carnegie Civic Engagement classification and is a Peace Corps Top 10 volunteer-producing institution.

A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required for this position, as is at least ten years of experience in a major leadership role in a development or advancement program at an institution of significant complexity and accomplishment. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of University of Redlands as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

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