Marietta College is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian, undergraduate, residential, contemporary liberal arts institution. It traces its roots to area pioneers in 1797 and was chartered by the state of Ohio in 1835. While steeped in history, today, it is a modern liberal arts institution; pioneering education as a practical, relevant, and responsive College.
Marietta College is consistently named one of the top private colleges in the Midwest, ranked 10th by U.S. News & World Report in 2019, and in the Top 15 every year since the rankings started in 1985. Forbes.com ranked Marietta in the Top 30% of all U.S. colleges and universities, while The Princeton Review consistently lists the College as a "Best Midwestern College." In 2015, the Brookings Institution ranked colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major. Marietta College came in at an impressive No. 7 in the entire nation.
Following the commitment from Marietta College’s Board of Trustees to adopt an ambitious and far-reaching strategic plan and related comprehensive campaign, the College seeks to attract a talented, inspirational development leader. The Vice President for Advancement has a key leadership role in supporting a high-performing frontline fundraising program during this transformative time for the College.
Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Advancement (VPA) is responsible for managing and leading a sizeable team of professionals, building a robust individual giving program, overseeing all fundraising initiatives, and managing a portfolio of high-level prospects. As a key leader in support of the $100 million campaign, the VPA will staff the campaign committee and serve as the primary fundraiser alongside the President.