Executive director of development, VCUarts
About the position
The Executive Director of Development is a visible and people-oriented development professional with a commitment to morale building and enhancing the school’s resources. The Executive Director of Development will develop and implement an aggressive strategic advancement plan, lead an energetic development team to steer the planning and operations for the next major capital campaign, and position the school in support of a new state-funded innovation building, all while maintaining the school’s reputation and ranking. Within a talented academic community that holds high achievement standards, the Executive Director of Development enters the position to see through the school’s ambitious agenda to generously support academic and student excellence and further sustainable success.
How to apply
Candidates should complete the basic personal and demographic application through the VCU job site at: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/109672 Please provide a CV, letter of interest and a diversity statement.
Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to:
Tanya-Lee Giscombe, email@example.com
Celia O'Hallahan, 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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- Julia Carr, senior director for development, arts dean's office
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- Gaynell Sherrod, associate professor of dance & choreography
- Robert Tregenza, professor of cinema
- Stephen Vitiello, professor and chair of kinetic imaging
- Ben Bromley, associate director of prospect research (DAR)
- Corey Humphrey, university gift officer (DAR)