George Mason University is seeking a Deputy Vice President for Advancement & Alumni Relations who is an experienced fundraiser and a strategic and collaborative leader.
Located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region in Fairfax, Virginia, Mason is a young and innovative university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. 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. In 2016, George Mason University moved into the highest research category (R-1) as determined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the top 300 universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities – and top 95 in the United States – Mason has been named one of the top 50 universities under 50 years old by Times Higher Education.
The Office of Advancement & Alumni Relations team is an ambitious and experienced team who are celebrating the success of their recently closed campaign that exceed the goal of $500M by raising over $690M. They foster lifelong relationships, facilitate advocacy, and secure private and public financial support for GMU while working closely with advancement professionals in the schools, colleges, and units as well as with faculty, staff, and volunteer leaders across the university. The team consists of approximately 125 professional and support staff members in both central advancement and in the schools and units.
The Deputy Vice President for Advancement & Alumni Relations will report to the Vice President for Advancement & Alumni Relations and will oversee central fundraising staff and along with the Deans, co-manage 13 school/college/unit development and alumni relations staff. They will support the VP in identifying and implementing strategies for success in securing significant philanthropic support for University priorities.
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 FA229Z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/
Requests for information, written nominations, confidential inquiries, and all application materials should be directed in confidence, to:
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.