Associate Dean for Advancement, College of Engineering - University Advancement-2006814
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Carnegie Mellon University in its search for an experienced advancement executive to be its next Associate Dean for Advancement for the College of Engineering. The successful candidate will accelerate CMU's continued ascent in the ranks of the world's great universities. As CMU looks to grow its advancement program, this leader will join the University Advancement management team as CMU strives to elevate its advancement program ahead of a comprehensive campaign.
The Associate Dean for Advancement will manage advancement staff assigned to the College of Engineering and create a portfolio of prospects and will execute cultivation and solicitation strategies for these prospects while developing a strategic advancement vision for the College.
ABOUT CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
It is an exciting time to join the Carnegie Mellon community. Founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie, the institution has soared to national and international leadership in higher education and research, especially since 1967 when the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute for Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University. A birthplace of innovation since its founding, it continues to be known for creativity, solutions to real-world problems, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Its alumni have earned distinction around the globe — from Nobel-Prize recipients to Tony-Award winners, from Wall Street CEOs to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and from groundbreaking educators to pioneering researchers.
Carnegie Mellon is a highly regarded global research university, ranking 23rd in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. For more than a decade, CMU has consistently ranked among the top 25 universities in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.
The university's primary educational goal remains the cultivation of deep expertise within each student's chosen field. To excel in the 21st century, students must have the ability to recognize, frame, and address complex problems; the capacity to combine reflection with appropriate action; the ability to communicate effectively; the skill to work productively with diverse collaborators; the motivation to work within and contribute to professional and social networks; an understanding of the importance of physical and emotional wellness, including a balance between professional and personal activities; and the drive to learn continuously throughout their lives and careers. These are all educational values across the university.
Beyond its Pittsburgh campus, Carnegie Mellon University's global presence includes campuses in Silicon Valley and Qatar, and degree-granting locations in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., Australia, Portugal, and Rwanda, as well as numerous other research educational partnerships around the world. The College of Engineering is the primary academic program in many of these locations.
The College of Engineering consistently ranks nationally among the top ten engineering programs in the U.S., and along with the rest of the CMU community has been a significant player in Pittsburgh's transformation into one of the country's hubs for technology entrepreneurship and innovation.
The Associate Dean for Advancement in the College of Engineering will join Carnegie Mellon at an important moment in the life of both the university and the Advancement division. Following CMU's successful Inspire Innovation campaign, which ended in 2013 and raised $1.2 billion, the university has continued to surpass previous fundraising milestones, including receiving its two largest corporate gifts ever and significant growth in gifts from outside the U.S. In the four years since the last campaign, CMU has raised $650 million in private philanthropic support.
Interim President Farnam Jahanian, a prominent computer scientist and engineer, is strongly committed to leading the fundraising and alumni relations efforts and to working closely with the deans and other academic leaders to provide sustained momentum to advancement activities. The upcoming campaign will highlight the many ways in which CMU's distinctive place at the intersection of technology and humanity continues to make essential contributions to engineering, science, and the arts.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
The College of Engineering is one of the most highly ranked engineering schools in the world, renowned for its commitment to cross-disciplinary collaboration in research and education. Its acclaimed engineering faculty yield transformative results that drive the intellectual and economic vitality of our community, nation, and planet.
The College offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, engineering and public policy, materials science and engineering, and mechanical engineering. It offers a range of master's degrees in specialized areas, including information networking; engineering and technology innovation management; and energy science, technology, and policy. The school values both breadth and depth in education, with students encouraged to understand the context and impact of engineering decisions. The school's Maker Ecosystem brings together faculty and students from many disciplines to create, physically realize, and evaluate engineering ideas. There are also many rich research collaborations across CMU, especially with colleagues and students in the School of Computer Science and the Mellon College of Science, linking engineers to the expansion of basic discovery as well as the development of problem-solving technologies.
Graduates of CMU engineering programs are leaders in industry, government, and academia; its global network of alumni is changing what it means to be an engineer in the world. By using an authentic interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving that is the signature of Carnegie Mellon, CMU engineers are making an impact every day.
Under the leadership of Dean James Garrett, Jr., a civil engineer, the school has added to its record of achievement, including opening a new engineering laboratory building, construction of a new
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solu...tions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.