Lead development officer, school of the arts
About the position
The Virginia Commonwealth University school of the arts (VCUarts) seeks a dynamic and deeply experienced lead development officer who will create and execute the planning and implementation of all VCUarts’ development and alumni activities. The high caliber lead development officer will be charged with the creation and execution of a strategic advancement plan that will position the school to leverage its national reputation and rankings to address funding priorities and achieve short- and long-term fundraising goals. This is a pivotal time in the school’s history as it welcomes a new dean with an ambitious agenda who will guide VCUarts on a forward-thinking path to academic and student excellence and sustainable success. The university recently concluded the Make It Real Campaign and is planning for the launch of the next capital campaign. The lead development officer will steer planning and operational preparations for the next campaign, the most aggressive in the school’s history. In addition, the lead development officer will position the school in support of a new state-funded innovation building, all while maintaining our reputation and ranking as the nation’s #2 public art school.
How to apply
The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should complete the basic personal and demographic application through the VCU job site at:https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/103757. Candidates should provide a resume, cover letter, a diversity statement*, and the names and contact information of three references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. All nominations and applications shall be confidential until finalists are named.
*Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion - an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please find more information on writing the statement here.
Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to:
Carol Ann Lawson email@example.com
Jennifer Bagley firstname.lastname@example.org
With a total student population of more than 31,000, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in the capital city of Richmond, VA. The VCU Health System is an urban teaching hospital and is home to VCU Medical Center, the #1 ranked medical center in the Richmond metropolitan area with the only Level I trauma center in central Virginia. Together they make VCU the largest employer in the city of Richmond (22,888 including VCU and VCU Health employees).
Founded in 1838 and currently belonging to the elite group of R1 – Doctoral Universities with Highest Research Activity by Carnegie Classification, VCU enrolls students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 108 countries. Students choose from 59 undergraduate, 69 master’s, 42 doctoral programs, three first-professional programs and 44 certificate programs offered by 11 schools and three colleges. With two main campuses on 173 acres in the historic downtown area, as well as satellite campuses located across the state and internationally, VCU boasts a diverse campus community, including approximately 43 percent of the student body identifying as minority, as well as an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 500 student clubs and organizations.
One of the largest academic health centers in the nation with a 52-acre footprint one block from Capitol Square, VCU Health System also maintains over 2.5 million square feet of facilities in satellite locations surrounding the city, including research space at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. In addition to VCU Medical Center, the $3.2 billion health system includes Community Memorial Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, the Virginia Premier Health Plan (a 220,000-member non-profit Managed Care Organization), and the MCV Physicians (a faculty practice plan with more than 700 members and 770 residents and fellows).
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