Connecticut College seeks an experienced, dynamic, and innovative advancement leader to serve as its Vice President for College Advancement. Located in New London, Connecticut, on a hillside overlooking the Long Island sound and encompassing a 750-acre arboretum, the College is a vibrant community that enrolls approximately 1,850 students in four-year Bachelors degree programs. The Vice President for College Advancement will be a member of the senior leadership team of the College and report to the President. S/he should have a track record of leadership and administration within an academic setting and demonstrate a strong level of commitment to the value of a liberal education in contemporary society.
Reporting to the President and working closely with her and other members of the senior leadership team, the Vice President for College Advancement is responsible for developing and executing an ambitious, creative and successful development program and ensuring that all advancement strategies and activities are aligned with the College’s priorities and values. The Vice President has the unique and exciting opportunity to join newly appointed President Katherine Bergeron and her senior leadership team in charting an ambitious course for the College and its advancement opportunities. We are seeking an experienced and innovative leader who understands the challenges and dynamics of developing resources from a broad array of potential donors that will allow the College to realize the highest level of its aspirations for the students, faculty, and staff.
Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of experience in college or university administration, including a record of achievement in positions of increasing scope and scale. Knowledge of capital campaign leadership, marketing, and brand communication is important, as well as financial acumen and experience with using data to plan and execute decisions. Candidates should have strong organizational and interpersonal skills; intellectual curiosity and creativity; and, a willingness to experiment with new approaches to advancement and resource development. Outstanding written and oral communication skills, discretion, sound judgment, a strong work ethic, and leadership and team-building abilities are also essential. An earned bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
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Connecticut College, a highly selective private liberal arts college, is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EOE