William & Mary seeks an experienced and strategic colleague for the role of Executive Director of William & Mary Foundation Board Operations & Principal Gift Strategy (Executive Director) in the office of University Advancement. The Executive Director is primarily responsible for the management of the foundation board as well as advancement strategies for the office of the President and for the Vice President of University Advancement at William & Mary.
This is an exciting and unique opportunity for someone with extensive fundraising experience in individual giving with a proven track record identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding principal gifts, as well as significant experience governing board development and significant experience with and understanding of the principles of laws applicable to board governance. If you have campaign experience, that would be icing on the cake!
The Executive Director reports to and works closely with the Associate Vice President for Development/Campaign Director, and supervises one direct report, the Assistant Director, Principal Gifts & Foundation Operations. As part of a collaborative team in university advancement, the Executive Director will also serve as the internal resident expert on foundation board management and operations for all of advancement, specifically with regard to board literature, trends, and program development.
We at William & Mary are convinced that diversity in the workplace makes us more creative, more diligent, and more successful. We value diversity and invite applications from all individuals who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university.
Interested and qualified professionals can read the full description and apply here: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/33790
About William & Mary
University Advancement strengthens William & Mary’s ability to make meaningful connections with each and every member of the university community. Connecting students, alumni, parents and friends, corporations and foundations, faculty and staff is critical to William & Mary’s future. We integrate alumni engagement, annual giving, development, marketing, external communications and university events teams. All of our departments work together to build a culture of engagement and philanthropy within the William & Mary community.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education defines University Advancement as “a strategic, integrated method of managing relationships to increase understanding and support among an educational institution's key constituents, including alumni and friends, government policy makers, the media, members of the community and philanthropic entities of all types.”
The University Advancement model allows the university to be more tactical, thoughtful and effective in its interactions with its audiences. We are hard at work expanding reunions, bolstering regional chapters, leveraging special alumni affiliations and affinity groups, Greek societies, ser...vice organizations, athletic teams, and more. University Advancement is continually developing new ways to link alumni with each other and with students.
The advancement model at William & Mary enhances the potential to get alumni more involved in admission, job placement and mentoring. We are expanding career services and engagement opportunities for alumni. The W&M community is more than 94,000 strong — to us, it is of vital importance. We look forward to taking William & Mary further into its fourth century, together.