Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations


Posting Details

Title Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Posting Number S00735JP Department Development Administration Job Summary

As one of the most prominent liberal arts colleges in the nation, Bowdoin College has a rich history of excellence and academic rigor and an unwavering devotion to the common good. This success has been fueled by one of the most committed, generous, and passionate alumni communities in the world. The same commitment and passion are values that drive Bowdoin College’sstudents, faculty, and staff.Seeking a bold visionary with proven experience leadingchange, the Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations ( SVP ) positionat Bowdoin Collegeis anexcitingopportunity for a highly skilled manager and proven fundraiser to lead and inspire a high-performing and experienced teamof advancement professionals. Reporting to the president and servingas a critical member of Bowdoin’ssenior leadership team, the SVP will be responsible for the strategic advancement and management of all engagement and development activities at the College, including the successful completion of the College’s$500 millioncampaign. Bringingprofessional expertise and new ideas and approaches,the successful candidate will be a seasoned leader and manager with an appreciation for liberal arts educationwho respects tradition but is also adept at implementing and inspiring creative and strategic change. Intellectually curious, authentic, and highly collaborative,they will have demonstrated success in and a commitment to creating and promoting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace environment. The SVP will be a person of integrity, character, and sound judgment, and above all, dedicated to the mission and values of Bowdoin.

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Standard Work Days and Hours

This is an exempt position requiring time commitment necessary to satisfactorily complete job requirements. Hours are primarily Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with occasional work after 5:00 pm or weekends. Travel required.

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Shift First Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 1.00 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Administrative Staff + MVR Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 01/15/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants

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EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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