Associate Dean for Advancement
Associate Dean for Advancement
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Posted Job Title
Associate Dean for Advancement
Job Profile Title
Executive Director A
Job Description Summary
Reporting jointly to the Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Associate Vice President for School and Center Programs, the Associate Dean for Advancement will oversee Development, Alumni Relations and Marketing and Communications for the School.
The School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is part of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), one of the world's top biomedical research and teaching centers. Penn Vet is the only veterinary school in the nation that originated within a medical school. Today, UPenn's two schools - Penn Vet and Penn Medicine - continue to have close ties in clinical service, research, and curricular design. This connection has enabled Penn Vet to become a global leader in veterinary medicine education, research, and clinical care. The School's mission is to train leaders to advance well-being and healthcare outcomes in animals, ensure global health, bolster sustainable agriculture, and create and support new
interdisciplinary career paths.
The relationship between animal health and human health is the core of education at Penn Vet. The faculty comes from a wide variety of academic backgrounds to teach their students how veterinary medicine and research impacts human lives, as well as those of animals. The curriculum offers learning opportunities and experiences in every aspect of veterinary medicine. Since the first class of 10 graduated in 1887, more than 6,000 veterinarians have graduated from Penn Vet. Graduates receive the degree, Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD), which identifies them as Penn Vet graduates, because of the unique medical-school affiliation of the School. The School's alumni work across the nation and around the world to better the health and welfare of animals and humans. Penn Vet faculty conduct groundbreaking research projects ranging in focus from molecular genetics, to the therapeutic potential of stem cells, to the impact of stress on pregnant females. From large to small, from molecular to systemic, research at Penn Vet continues to push the limits of what we know about animals and humans. There are many research centers, programs, and initiatives on campus. Their research centers have produced advances in comparative oncology, infectious disease, neuroscience, and more.
Each of the School's two geographically separate campuses is home to a teaching hospital. Ryan Veterinary Hospital for Companion Animals is on the Philadelphia campus, at the University of Pennsylvania. Ryan Hospital sees close to 35,000 patients a year, including dogs, cats, less common mammals, and exotic animals such as birds, reptiles, and amphibians. The New Bolton Center Hospital is in Kennett Square, PA. The Hospital is one of the nation's foremost large-animal hospitals, treating more than 4,900 patients each year, 85% of which are horses. Both hospitals have emergency services 365 days a year, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
Reporting jointly to the Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Associate Vice President for School and Center Programs, the Associate Dean for Advancement will oversee Development, Alumni Relations and Marketing and Communications for the School. Currently in the final public phase of a $130 million fundraising campaign that is part of the University of Pennsylvania's The Power of Penn comprehensive campaign, the campaign is scheduled for completion in June 2021. The Associate Dean will be responsible for completing this campaign and continuing to promote a series of key strategic and philanthropic priorities that will have needs well beyond the scope of the campaign. The Associate Dean also oversees marketing and communications efforts which are critical to other non-philanthropic revenue streams at the school. In particular, the Marketing and Communications team plays an critical role in the ongoing advocacy efforts related to the school's important agricultural and wildlife-driven partnership with the State of Pennsylvania and the related state appropriation.
On a managerial front, the role manages a staff of 15 who execute the alumni relations, annual giving, major gift fundraising, marketing and communications functions for the School and both of its hospitals. Collaborating with the University's central development and alumni relations staff, the Associate Dean will integrate the School's initiatives with the University's overall fundraising programs.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Development and Alumni Relations
$88,861.00 - $168,837.00
Affirmative Action Statement
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