Assistant Vice President, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Fairfax, Virginia
Feb 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

George Mason University

Assistant Vice President, Corporate & Foundation Relations

George Mason University is seeking an Assistant Vice President, Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) for their Advancement & Alumni Relations team. The Assistant Vice President will lead the development of strategic funding opportunities on behalf of the university with major foundations, corporate foundations, and other philanthropic organizations across the U.S. and internationally.

George Mason University is committed to access and excellence and it defines success by the number of opportunities provided to students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community. Today, as Virginia’s largest and most diverse public research university, Mason is setting the benchmark for a bold, transformative learning experience through an experiential and global education that serves the needs of students and communities. Located near Washington D.C., one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, the university accepts its responsibility to serve others: to help students succeed, enrich the life of the community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.

The university has pushed boundaries in fields ranging from music to medicine, and this is only the beginning of what Mason hopes to achieve. The Office of Advancement & Alumni Relations team is an ambitious and experienced team and in 2018 celebrated the completion of the Faster Farther campaign. The campaign was intended to bring in $500 million and, in the end, raised over $690M.

The Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations division is a comprehensive development and alumni relations enterprise with a staff complement of approximately 125 FTE. Functional units within Advancement include development/fundraising, alumni relations, donor relations and stewardship, advancement communications, special events, gift processing, research, prospect management, gift planning, corporate and foundation relations, information systems and management, and infrastructure services.

The Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations mission is to build strong, lifelong relationships with George Mason University's alumni and constituents, while matching their philanthropic interests with the university’s aspirations and priorities. The division is committed to serving the needs of the university, our alumni, and the greater community by providing access to quality education and lifelong learning. Respect, service, integrity, collaboration, diversity, transparency, and creativity are the values that guide our work and culture.

Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations, the Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundations will provide service and leadership to the university community by acting as a strategic partner in developing, managing and sustaining relationships with key external partners and will contribute to the implementation of a strategic vision for a highly effective Corporate and Foundation Relations Philanthropy program at George Mason University.

For a more-detailed description of the opportunity, please visit:

Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials must include a cover letter detailing how the candidate's experiences match the position requirements; resume; and names with contact information of at least five (5) references.  Submission of materials as Adobe PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA851Z. at 

Requests for information, written nominations, confidential inquiries, and all application materials should be directed in confidence, to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner

Kenna Boyd, Senior Associate

[email protected]

For more information on George Mason University please visit

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.



Similar jobs

Similar jobs