Dartmouth College seeks a Vice President, Presidential Initiatives and Principal Gifts to provide strategic leadership for fundraising efforts around institutional initiatives of the highest value and priority to Dartmouth. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Advancement and serving as a member of Advancement's Senior Leadership Team, the VP will convene campus partners and advise in the development and execution of coordinated strategies aimed to maximize the lifetime engagement and philanthropic support of Dartmouth's 250 most affluent families.
Under the leadership of President Philip J. Hanlon '77, Dartmouth College has undertaken a transformative program of strategic investment—The Call to Lead: a Campaign for Dartmouth. This vision seeks to amplify Dartmouth's distinctive scale and configuration by integrating an unparalleled undergraduate liberal arts education with four excellent professional and graduate schools. In 2019, as Dartmouth celebrates its 250th anniversary, the institution has received $1.9 billion of its $3 billion campaign goal.
The Vice President will work in close partnership with the SVP and President in four key areas of responsibility in order to advance this program: advise staff and volunteers in the diverse philanthropic practices of the wealthiest donors; collaborate closely with the Provost and Deans to develop, articulate, and outline investment plans for major initiatives that will lead Dartmouth to new levels of distinction; design and oversee a program to develop the College's 250 most critical relationships with focus and creativity; and personally manage 25-40 principal gift prospects toward optimal engagement and support.
Four senior philanthropic advisors, as well as a high-performing team of support staff, report into this position.
Requirements include a bachelor's degree (advanced degree preferred) and 15 years of experience in the Advancement field; personal success cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual donors at the major and principal gifts levels; the ability to inspire high net worth individuals to provide significant financial support to an institution; ability to raise donor sights, articulate aspirational goals and ideas, set priorities, present philanthropic opportunities, and close gifts. Comprehensive campaign experience and working knowledge of planned giving; financial and/or estate planning concepts; and proven ability to motivate staff to keep them engaged, energized and focused on results are critical. Flexibility to travel domestically and internationally, and work evenings and weekends are required.
For more information, to make a nomination, or to apply for this role, please visit https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/48992. Confidential inquiries can be made to Lesa Knapp at (603) 646-1317.
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.