Assistant Vice President of Development

University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
Oct 18, 2019
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Richmond, Virginia


The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with University of Richmond in the search for an Assistant Vice President of Development.

Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement, the Assistant Vice President will have broad authority to shape and grow the development program, including annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, parent giving, athletic fundraising, donor relations, and prospect research. The Assistant Vice President will be responsible for building broad-based private support for the institution through the management of integrated, comprehensive programs, and will play a key role in developing the culture of philanthropy at Richmond. The Assistant Vice President will ensure that development staff are efficiently, effectively, and productively engaged in their fundraising work, assuring that prospects are effectively cultivated, solicited, and stewarded. The Assistant Vice President will serve as a member of the Vice President's leadership team and has management responsibility for a staff of 33, of whom six are direct reports.

Located minutes from the vibrant capital city of Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond is a premier, private liberal arts institution that blends the intimacy of a small college with academic, research, and cultural opportunities typically found at larger universities. A comprehensive School of Arts and Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally recognized liberal arts university. Nationally ranked business and law schools, the nation’s first school of leadership studies, a celebrated international education program, and a community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies provide a combination of undergraduate and graduate programs that distinguish the University of Richmond in American higher education.

The power of a University of Richmond education comes in the countless endeavors that go beyond the expected, that heighten every aspect of its students’ educational experience. Industry-leading financial aid ensures that talented students of all backgrounds can come together to form a transformative educational environment. Richmond guarantees every student up to $4,000 for a summer research or internship experience.

In 2018, Richmond tied for first in the bachelor’s institutions category of universities producing the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars. U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2020 guide ranked Richmond #23 overall and #24 for “Best Value” among national liberal arts colleges. Richmond also was named to the “Most Innovative Schools” list and ranked #10 among national liberal arts colleges. The Princeton Review recognized Richmond as #2 for “Best Career Services” in the 2020 edition of its college guide and Richmond has again been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the 400 Best College Values for 2019.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position. At least ten years of direct fundraising experience with a proven track record of soliciting and closing gifts of $1 million or more in a comprehensive campaign context is preferred as is an advanced degree. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

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