• Assistant Vice President for Advancement - Colleges, Schools, and Units

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Advancement &Alumni Engagement
    ADV: Administration
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Job Category
    Advancement & Fundraising
  • Description

    Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, this position is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to the fundraising, alumni, and constituent engagement efforts for schools and units within Advancement and Alumni Engagement.

    • Manages a team of senior staff who perform at the highest levels with sustained success in managing individual, corporate, foundation, and planned gift activity for respective schools working in close coordination with deans, faculty, physicians, and/or program directors to identify key initiatives for private funding.
    • Manages a portfolio of principal and major gift prospects, works with volunteer leadership groups related to major gift activity, directs the planning for major gift functions, donor recognition and major gift stewardship.
    • Facilitates partnerships with other departments/schools/units within the division and the University. Participates in the advancement strategic planning process, assists in policy making for department-wide initiatives, and may represent the division at university functions.
    • Develops and manages budgets.
    • Some travel is required.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required. 



    A bachelor's degree and eight years of successful fundraising or related experience, preferably in raising major gifts in an educational setting. Demonstrated success in working in billion dollar comprehensive campaigns, major and principal gift fundraising from individuals, corporations, foundations including planned and deferred giving. Must possess outstanding leadership, management, interpersonal and communication skills and exhibit a collaborative work style.

    Additional Details

    The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Emory University in the search for an Assistant Vice President for Advancement.

    The Assistant Vice President for Advancement, with a focus on colleges, schools, and units, will join Emory as the institution launches its strategic plan and prepares for its pending campaign. The successful candidate will report directly to the Vice President for Advancement and provide strategic direction to the Advancement and Alumni Engagement team. Partnering with development and institutional leaders to ensure that priorities are defined and persuasively presented, the Assistant Vice President for Advancement has a significant role in the attainment of transformational philanthropy aimed at society’s most intractable problems. 

    Opportunities to grow at Emory have never been greater. This year represents a record fundraising year with $650 million raised in gifts and commitments. 


    The Assistant Vice President for Advancement will:

    • with a focus on colleges, schools, and units, plan and implement a coordinated program of fundraising activities focusing on Emory’s undergraduate academic programs including Oxford College, Emory College, Goizueta Business School, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory Campus Life and Athletics, Parent Philanthropy, Library and Information Technology Systems, and Michael C. Carlos Museum; and
    • collaborate and partner with divisional and university leadership, along with faculty and staff, to identify prospective donors, establish strategic fundraising plans, and execute cultivation/solicitation strategies.

    Emory University seeks an Assistant Vice President for Advancement with a focus on colleges, schools, and units with

    • demonstrated success in designing, implementing, and administering programs related to major gift fundraising, donor engagement and solicitation, and stewardship initiatives;
    • proven ability managing senior level fundraising professionals and advising on major gift fundraising principles and best practices;
    • demonstrated success with billion-dollar comprehensive campaigns, major and principal gift fundraising from individuals, corporations, and foundations including planned and deferred giving;
    • strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to initiate, collaborate, evaluate, advance, and report on strategic plans that support the activities of, and contribute to, the overall goals and objectives of this unit within Advancement and Alumni Engagement; and
    • outstanding leadership, management, interpersonal, and communication skills and a collaborative work style.

    All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Before submitting your materials, please read them over for accuracy. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the successful candidate has been selected.

    To apply for this position, visit:


    To nominate a candidate, please contact Don Hasseltine:


    All inquiries will be held in confidence.


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