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Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, Florida
Posted Date
Jul 19, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Alumni Affairs
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Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University invites nominations and applications for the position of Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement.

The Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement will provide leadership and direction for Embry-Riddle’s philanthropy and alumni engagement programs, building upon a strong foundation to articulate a vision for advancement at the University and playing a leading role in the development of major and principal gifts. They will be an advancement professional with a history of success driving major and principal giving and demonstrated experience in managing and leading a high performing, geographically distributed team. They will join an institution already at the top of its game academically that is poised to attain those same levels of excellence in its pursuit of philanthropic investment in its world-class programs.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the foremost institution in the nation focusing on aviation and aerospace, offering more than 100 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs through the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Aviation, the College of Business, and the College of Engineering. With campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, as well as a Worldwide campus that provides instruction to students through top-ranked online learning and in classrooms at more than 130 centers across the U.S., in Europe, Asia, and South America, Embry-Riddle is a visionary model for the future of higher education.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s new Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement will be an advancement professional of considerable experience in one or more programs operating at the level of best practices. Operating at both the strategic and tactical levels, the Senior Vice President will lead by word and deed, both creating plans and playing a direct role in their fulfillment. Accomplishing this requires a thorough-going advancement professional with the full range of interpersonal, communications, and relationship-building skills that typify outstanding advancement professionals at the top of their game. Minimum qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred, as is CFRE or other fundraising certification.
  • A personal record of accomplishment as a major/principal gift fundraiser.
  • Demonstrated experience providing leadership and direction for a team, including mentoring employees, managing workflow, evaluating performance, and supporting professional development.


Preferred attributes and more information regarding Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement and Embry-Riddle can be found in the leadership profile:

AGB Search is pleased to assist Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with this leadership search. To apply for the Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement position, candidates are requested to submit the following: (i) a resume or curriculum vitae; (ii) a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities in the profile; and (iii) contact information for four references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date). Application materials should be sent to by August 26, 2022 for best consideration. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.

Nominations and expressions of interest in the Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement position are encouraged. Please direct them to or to the AGB search consultants listed below:

Kimberly Templeton, JD, Principal; 540.761.9494

Joy Yablonsky, Executive Search Consultant; 215.934.1386

Anne Hoffman, Executive Search Associate; 805.490.9161  


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is committed to being a global leader in diversity and inclusion in higher education. We continually strive to recognize, respect, and celebrate the differences and cultural identities among individuals as we recruit, support, and embrace our diverse community. We work to provide a safe environment where self-expression is welcome. We strive to create a campus climate free of discrimination where networks, partnerships, and cultural competency are fostered through leadership, integrity, care, and respect.

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