Assistant Vice President for University Programs

American University

Washington, D.C.

A student-centered research institution situated in a residential neighborhood of the nation's capital, American University (AU) is home to eight prestigious schools and colleges, over 160 programs, and more than 13,000 students. American University is a highly ranked educational institution with an internationally recognized faculty. Balancing class time with career-advancing experience, the culture of American University is to encourage students to be committed to service, leadership and making change at the domestic and global level. Its students, among the country’s most politically active, distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities.

With the recent appointment of President Sylvia Burwell, coupled with a significant investment in the Advancement division and a historic campaign on the horizon, American University is certain to become a career destination for ambitious, entrepreneurial fundraising professionals. Individuals who are inspired by the University’s distinct mission and its ideal location will play a critical role in a significant rebuild as the department undergoes a cultural shift that will ultimately allow AU and its Advancement division to fulfill its true potential.

The Opportunity

American University is seeking an Assistant Vice President for University Programs (AVP). The AVP reports to the Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations and supervises the following central programmatic areas: Annual Giving, Parent Giving, Planned Giving and Corporate & Foundation Relations. S/He is a member senior management team and plays a significant role in broader divisional planning, administration and management.