Vice President for Institutional Advancement
VICE PRESIDENT FOR INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT
WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Wentworth Institute of Technology in the search for a Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
Reporting to the President of the Institute, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement will strategically engage and support Wentworth leaders, Trustees, faculty, volunteers, community leaders, alumni, colleagues, and staff to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individuals, foundations, and corporations in order to achieve Wentworth's fundraising goals. The Vice President will advance Wentworth’s interests by strengthening and expanding alumni networks, encouraging increased involvement and support. As a principal Wentworth spokesperson in the community and among stakeholders, the Vice President will communicate Wentworth’s vision and achieve maximum visibility among its various audiences and diverse markets.
Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT), a recognized leader in STEM and design and management education, was founded in 1904 as post-civil war industrial expansion, urbanization, and immigration created the need for new economic and employment opportunities. WIT is known for its co-operative education opportunities for students and its focus on career and resume building through hands-on learning in the field. The nationally ranked institute offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees aligned with the needs and demands of the 21st century workforce.
WIT enrolls approximately 4,516 students, of which 4,341 are undergraduates, in three dynamic colleges: Architecture, Design, and Construction Management; Arts and Sciences; and Engineering and Computer Science. The institute is one of five colleges forming the Colleges of the Fenway. This collaboration with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Emmanuel College, and Simmons College expands academic opportunities and choices through cross-registration, and enhances the student and faculty environments of the individual institutions while retaining the unique and special qualities of each of the five colleges.
In order to achieve its greatest potential and fulfill its responsibilities as an institution of higher education, Wentworth Institute of Technology is committed to reflecting the diversity of the City of Boston, the region, and the larger society. Inclusive excellence is the bedrock of Wentworth's campus culture, a culture in which every member of the university community is included, engaged, and valued. To grow and reach its full potential as a 21st century university, Wentworth must achieve inclusive excellence in every aspect and at every level of university life.
Within the larger context of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Wentworth is pursuing many ongoing initiatives including examining gender equity; improving retention and graduation rates of Black and Hispanic students; increasing enrollment of women students and the hiring of women faculty and staff; providing supportive environments for veterans, students with disabilities, and international students; joining the Leading for Change Higher Education Consortium; opening the Center for Diversity and Social Justice Programs; and creating the Women’s Caucus.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least eight years of fundraising and volunteer management experience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Wentworth Institute of Technology.
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