Working in close collaboration with the President and President’s Cabinet, the Dean for Institutional Advancement is responsible for maximizing the goals and mission of the college by
effectively managing all aspects of the college's philanthropy program including the annual fund, major gifts, planned giving, and capital campaigns. The Dean for Institutional Advancement will be in charge of the summer engagement programs and events, including the Coffee and Conversation series, dinners, cocktail receptions, expeditions, and other special recognition and stewardship events. They will work in partnership with the President to oversee the college’s yearly ideas symposium, the Champlain Institute, and also work with faculty to raise funds for academic enhancements.
SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:
- Manage a staff of approximately five and groom/develop their professional skills. Motivate and guide the advancement team toward accountable, goal-oriented outcomes.
- Create and execute fundraising strategies using best practices in annual, major, capital and planned gift programs. Oversee grant submissions and event programming to meet fundraising goals.
- Develop and implement a process for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and recognizing individuals, corporations, alumni, and foundations.
- Personally oversee a portfolio of 150 major donors.
- Develop, organize, and host an engaging series of summer programs attracting prominent speakers.
- Work with faculty to develop Foundation grants supporting specific academic programs.
- Advance the mission, vision, and goals of the college working in concert with the President and the President’s Cabinet.
- Provide leadership and counsel to multiple constituencies, including but not limited to alumni, staff, students, donors, parents, and trustees.
- Safeguard the college’s assets and implement operational processes and procedures to ensure best practices in all aspects of advancement operations, including maintaining the strictest confidentiality of Institutional Advancement records.
- Devise and implement effective internal and external messaging plans and methods of advancement communication, promotion and marketing in concert with college’s public relations and communications departments.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Managed a successful multi-faceted fundraising program for at least three years including annual fund, major gifts, and planned gift solicitation
- Experience working directly with a board of directors
- Led at least one successful capital campaign
- Supervised a staff of at least two or more
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in and support a collaborative team
- Both written and oral communication skills and the ability to use data to improve programs.
The candidate will also have:
- The ability to manage up, down, and laterally and to foster a successful work environment for all team members
- An ability and interest in finding solutions and comfort “wearing many hats” in a small, collegial environment
- An interest in developing an appreciation for the mission, history, and values of the college
- A strong work ethic and a sense of humor
- An interest in using talents to support students and student learning
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and evidence of intellectual curiosity
- A nuanced understanding of different cultures, as well as the ability to interact successfully with college-age students and their families.
Manager of Alumni Relations, Campaign Assistant, Management of Advancement Services, Manager of Donor Engagement, and others.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Physical surroundings are generally pleasant and comfortable with minimal exposure to injury or other hazards. Normally seated with the freedom of movement on a regular basis handling of materials and supplies. Some physical effort required including climbing stairs, setting up folding tables, moving chairs, carrying boxes of up to 40#. May spend extended periods at the computer, on the telephone, or operating other office machines, requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
Please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your reasons for applying to Phil Moriarty at: email@example.com.
College of the Atlantic is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive
hiring, and dedicated to diversity on its staff, faculty, student body, and other stakeholders. We
actively seek the candidacy of all identities, ethnicities, experiences, orientations and
Location/Region: Bar Harbor, ME (04609)