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Senior Managing Director for Development, Kellogg School of Management

Northwestern University
Illinois, United States
$220,000.00 - $230,000.00
Closing date
Apr 4, 2023

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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Northwestern University in the search for a Senior Managing Director for Development, Kellogg School of Management.

Reporting to the Associate Dean, Alumni Relations and Development, the Senior Managing Director for Development will lead a team of major gift officers focused on raising gifts of $250,000 and above for the Kellogg School of Management. The Senior Managing Director will build and advance a portfolio of individual major gift prospects through both a regional and content-specialist approach, contributing at least $25 million to the school's annual fundraising totals through personal and team efforts. As a fundraiser-coach, the Senior Managing Director will personally manage a portfolio of approximately 30 seven-figure and above prospects. The Senior Managing Director will provide oversight for all advisory boards and dean engagement.

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern is a global business school with a mission to educate, equip, and inspire leaders who can build strong organizations and wisely leverage the power of markets to create lasting value. Founded in 1908, the Kellogg School of Management has been a pioneer within its field from the beginning, becoming the first business school to launch a one-year MBA program in 1965 and in 1969 introducing the team-based learning approach, allowing students to solve problems by leveraging the diverse viewpoints of their peers. Then, in the same year it was named, Kellogg opened a continuing-education center—the first of its kind—which today hosts more than 6,000 executives each year. The Kellogg School of Management offers an MBA program at three unique campuses—Evanston, Chicago, and Miami. It also offers one of the largest exchange programs for full-time, as well as evening and weekend students. Kellogg students are offered the opportunity to learn about business from different perspectives, experience diverse cultures, and network with others from around the world at one of 25 partner schools. For Kellogg School of Management students working towards an Executive MBA, there is the opportunity to earn their degree at one of several campuses across the world. The EMBA is not only offered on the Evanston and Miami campuses, but at partner institutions in Beijing, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Vallendar, Germany as part of the Kellogg Executive MBA Global Network. Kellogg boasts an impressive full-time employment record, with 97% of graduates receiving an offer within three months of graduation.

Northwestern University is a comprehensive research university built on the shore of Lake Michigan. Northwestern is home to 21,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty. With a main campus on the original 379-acre piece of land in Evanston, Illinois that includes 12 schools and colleges, there are two additional campuses in Chicago and Doha, Qatar. The university prides itself on its commitment to the student experience and balancing the present and future needs of the university. Northwestern has an endowment of $16 billion. The university is a founding member of the Big Ten conference, in which Northwestern fields 19 athletic teams. Northwestern receives both national and international recognition for many of its programs. It is one of only four universities in the United States ranked in the top 20 across all graduate education categories by U.S. News & World Report and is tenth overall. The publication ranks Northwestern number 24 among global universities and the institution ranks third for best business school for its Kellogg School of Management.

A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required for this position as is at least seven years of experience executing successful fundraising plans, ideally within a college or university setting. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus. Preference will be given to applications received by April 11, 2023.

The salary range for this position is $220,000 to $230,000 annually.

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