Associate Vice President for College and Student Advancement

Colby College

Waterville, Maine

Founded in 1813, Colby is the 12th-oldest private liberal arts college in the country. Located in central Maine, Colby overlooks downtown Waterville and the Kennebec River Valley. Colby’s 1,850 students come from nearly every state and more than 70 countries to take advantage of its renowned academic programs, a curriculum that encourages educational exploration, and collaborative learning experiences led by world-class professors. Academics are rigorous, and learning goes way beyond the classroom—it’s enhanced by new experiences, real-world research, and project-based problem solving across all disciplines. Colby offers 55 majors and 31 minors, plus a design-your-own independent major. Grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and other sources have expanded opportunities for students to learn by doing—in laboratories, in classrooms, and in the field.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Vice President for College and Student Advancement, the Associate Vice President (AVP) is a senior advancement leader with oversight of most philanthropic aspects of the advancement and alumni relations teams The new AVP will assess Colby’s advancement activities in order to create a multi-year growth plan designed to enhance short and long-term engagement opportunities, as well as lead the efforts of Major Gifts, Donor Engagement, Stewardship and Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving. The AVP is a highly visible representative of the College, with a deep appreciation for the liberal arts college experience and a strong personal commitment to Colby’s core values.