The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with George Mason University in the search for an Associate Vice President of Development, Central and Units.
Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Relations, the Associate Vice President of Development will support the Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Relations in identifying and implementing strategies for success in securing significant philanthropic support for George Mason University. The Associate Vice President will be responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of comprehensive marketing and solicitation initiatives aimed at growing, diversifying, and sustaining fundraising revenues, and will manage a team of professional gift officers and fundraising program directors to include University Life, Athletics, Libraries, Visual/Performing Arts, Annual Giving, Parent and Family Philanthropy, and Planned Giving.
The Associate Vice President will collaborate with university stakeholders to foster a philanthropic culture within Mason and establish a pipeline of future donors, as well as develop and implement innovative marketing plans and programs for enhanced fundraising efforts and outcomes. The Associate Vice President will provide service and leadership to the George Mason University community by developing and leading high performing teams, acting as a strategic partner in developing, managing, and sustaining relationships with key partners, and contributing to the implementation of a strategic vision for a highly effective philanthropy program at George Mason University.
George Mason University is Virginia’s largest and most diverse public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 38,000 students from 130 countries and 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation, entrepreneurship, and commitment to provide academic opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Mason was ranked most diverse university in Virginia, and 35th most diverse in the country, by U.S. News & World Report.
Mason's ten colleges and schools cover all academic areas. Its professors bring their knowledge and connections to the classroom, challenging students to push the boundaries of research, skill, and application based on real-time knowledge of marketplace demand. Mason offers 132 degree programs at the master’s, doctoral, and professional levels, as well as more than 100 graduate-level certificates. Mason is also home to the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC), the only program of its kind in the nation. Students are taught and mentored by Smithsonian scientists through a partnership with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI).
Achieving Mason’s commitment to the personal and intellectual growth of its students, teaching excellence, and innovative research is only possible through a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. Exchanging a broad range of ideas and sharing a multitude of experiences and perspectives sustains its commitment and builds a community in which everyone thrives. Mason's goal is to build and sustain an inclusive campus community and to foster a welcoming climate that values and respects all members of the community.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least ten years of development experience in higher education, including seven years of managerial experience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of George Mason University as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.