Vice President for College Advancement

Dickinson College

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Dickinson College was created explicitly for high purposes - to prepare young people, by means of a useful education in the liberal arts and sciences, for engaged lives of citizenship and leadership in the service of society. Long-guided by the idea of offering a traditional liberal arts education in a revolutionary way, Dickinson College follows a core set of tenets to be decisive, useful, curious and unafraid to take risks. Dickinson challenges students to be actively involved with the wider world and encourages them to think differently and act boldly. Its alumni are at the top of their fields as business leaders, professional artists and writers, sports agents and athletes, and doctors and researchers. Dickinson’s graduate-school partnerships reflect the high regard in which Dickinson is held, allowing its students to enter top programs with greater ease. The Advancement Department at Dickinson has a transformative impact, enabling facilities enhancements, scholarships, faculty development, student-faculty research, sustainability, academic programming, student life, athletics and more.

The Opportunity

The Vice President for College Advancement will serve as Dickinson’s Chief Advancement Officer and will be responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive institutional advancement programs. This includes management of annual fund, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts and gift planning, endowment, capital campaigns, alumni and constituent relations efforts, stewardship, and advancement services. S/He will recruit and develop talented team members focused toward the ultimate goal of significantly increasing constituent involvement and fundraising outcomes; maintain a dynamic portfolio of high net worth individuals and secure major, capital, and planned gifts, as well as advanced annual gifts and endowment support. Working with the College President and senior administrative colleagues, the Vice President will advance the mission, vision, and short and long-term goals of the college and engage partnerships to enhance the culture of philanthropy. The selected candidate will also serve as a member of the college's leadership team and maintain close working relationships with members of the Board of Trustees and key alumni/parents/friends. Please contact Jill Lasman, Senior Vice President, jlasman@LLLSearches.com or see below for contact information for Beth Parsons, Search Director.