Executive Director, Annual Giving and Advancement Relations

Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts

Now in its hundredth year, Bentley University is known as one of the country’s leading business schools, combining business studies with liberal arts education. Located on a classic New England campus just nine miles outside Boston, Bentley aims to cultivate a generation of business leaders prepared for rapid change and innovation, globalization, and shifting demographics. More than 4,200 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate and professional students from 82 countries attend the school. Bentley’s graduate offerings include MBA, MS, combined MS/MBA, and PhD programs. The university has recently launched a ten year capital campaign that will focus on improving residential, academic and athletic facilities across the campus.

The Opportunity

Bentley University is seeking a strategic leader to engage 55,000+ alumni in development efforts to support the school’s long-term growth. Reporting to the Vice President of University Advancement, the Executive Director will oversee both the Annual Giving Department and the Center for Alumni Parents, strategically aligning with other development departments. This fundraising professional will ensure successful partnership with the Global Alumni Board and develop communications in coordination with the Executive Director of Advancement Communications. As a key member of the University Advancement Leadership Team, the Executive Director should have at least 10 years of experience in management and annual giving.