Chief Advancement Officer

Cranbrook Educational Community

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

One of the world’s leading centers of education, science and art, the Cranbrook Educational Community challenges minds and transforms lives. Cranbrook comprises an Academy of Art and Art Museum, a Center for Collections and Research, an Institute of Science, and Cranbrook Schools. Its National Historic Landmark campus is graced by architecturally significant buildings, outdoor sculpture, and natural and tended landscape. The Cranbrook community receives more than 300,000 people annually, engaging learners of all ages and interests in educational programs and experiences.

The Opportunity

The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) will be responsible for all Cranbrook Educational Community philanthropy. The CAO will guide the fundraising program by providing vision and leadership, paying particular attention to the identification, cultivation, solicitation of and stewardship to top-tier individual donor prospects, corporate sponsors, and foundation donors. A member of the senior management team, the CAO will work collaboratively with other leaders to further the priorities of the Cranbrook Community, and model the Cranbrook values of service, innovation and teamwork. A minimum of 10 years’ experience in not-for-profit management at complex, mission-driven, diverse institutions is required, as is a demonstrated record of leadership ability and professional accomplishment.