New England College is a private liberal arts college in picturesque Henniker, New Hampshire located 31 miles northwest of Manchester and 81 miles northwest of Boston, Massachusetts with a second campus in Manchester, New Hampshire. It enrolls approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. The College is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
New England College prepares students in a manner that is robust, thorough, and engaging. The curriculum focuses on the liberal arts in addition to professional preparation, while bolstered by the shared values dedicated to experiential learning, civic engagement, and preservation of the environment. The College has enrolled record incoming classes in the last several years, which is in sharp contrast to many small private colleges in the northeast. U.S. News & World Report also ranked the College 107 out of 1,388 on the lists for "Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs.” TIME magazine reported that NEC is one of the colleges that have most increased student diversity – 36% of the incoming freshman class are persons of color.
New England College seeks an innovative and creative Vice President of Institutional Advancement (VPIA). The VPIA will report to and work closely with President Michele Perkins and serve as a member of the Senior Management Team. To achieve New England College’s ambitious funding goals, the VPIA will strategically engage and support New England College’s President, Board of Trustees, faculty, volunteers, alumni, colleagues, and staff to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individuals, foundations, and corporations.
The successful candidate will provide the leadership and vision to further evolve the College’s inventive and dynamic fundraising operation. The VPIA will create a culture of philanthropy that will further energize the constituency and drive the expansion and diversification of philanthropic to support ambitious academic, institutional, and facilities goals.
The VPIA will provide daily oversight of policies and procedures applicable to advancement as well as implementation of best practices in the field of institutional advancement operations. The ideal candidate will inspire five direct reports and oversee eleven total staff through effective motivation, mentoring, and team building; possess the management acumen to leverage the team members’ existing capacity and strengthen performance; and effectively manage and build the comprehensive operation, while maintaining best practices, camaraderie, shared accountability, and clearly defined goals.
New England College has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at NEC-VPIA@glfreeman.com.
The ideal candidate will build upon the College’s fundraising strategy, develop alumni leaders, attract new leadership donors, and align resources to best meet the College’s goals including: engagement of corporate partners; growth of endowment; and, completion of capital campaigns to meet academic and community needs. The successful candidate will advance the College’s interests by strengthening and expanding alumni networks, encouraging increased involvement and support.
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