Director of development, ICA
About the position
The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at VCU is a young arts organization dedicated to creating and sharing new art and ideas from around the world. The ICA was launched in 2018 thanks to the commitment and generosity of a core group of founding donors. Building on that core group, the ICA’s now seeks to expand its support community, engaging all those who are interested in understanding and navigating the contemporary world through art and culture. The ICA’s Director of Development will lead the advancement of that work.
The Director of Development will build, energize and nurture a community of supporters (both individual and institutional) around the mission and activities of the ICA. The goal is twofold: to raise the contributed revenue needed to sustain the ICA’s operating and strategic objectives; and to make meaningful connections across contemporary culture in Richmond and beyond. The role requires creative, entrepreneurial abilities, strategic thinking, and strong storytelling powers.
The Director of Development will plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive fundraising strategies, developing an engagement plan for donors, and will carry a portfolio of individual donors.
How to apply
VCU’s Executive Search Team is assisting Virginia Commonwealth University in this search. Application materials should be submitted to the VCU job portal located at the link below:
Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Tanya Giscombe. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected.
Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to:
Tanya Giscombe: email@example.com
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).