The AVP for Lifetime Philanthropic Engagement provides key leadership and a strategic vision for all annual giving programs at the College. He or she will design and direct annual giving activities, including annual funding efforts for various constituent programs and academic departments. The AVP for Lifetime Philanthropic Engagement will develop systems and structures to track and maximize annual giving resources and ensure integration of efforts, mobilizing all the resources of the College’s development effort to deliver annual operating support and broad alumni participation. The AVP for Lifetime Philanthropic Engagement directs the Annual Giving staff and programs in all aspects of fundraising, including reunion campaigns, philanthropic education, direct marketing and constituent programs. This leader will also be a member of the Advancement Division’s senior team, involved in planning and executing the comprehensive campaign.
Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of ten years of experience in the annual giving, development, or marketing fields; high level of integrity; excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to address, engage and motivate both large audiences and small groups; strong familiarity with best practices in annual giving, including an understanding of fundraising campaigns where annual giving is central to the overall campaign and experience in building and achieving results; demonstrated ability to strategically build a program, to implement, to drive towards numerical goals and to produce outstanding results; demonstrated ability to train, supervise, motivate and coordinate staff and volunteers; outstanding analytical skills and experience with managing complex reporting requirements from a variety of data systems; a natural consensus builder able to work collaboratively with diverse constituencies; a commitment to high personal performance and teamwork; extraordinary attention to detail and ability to manage multiple competing priorities with minimal supervision. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is insurable by Colorado College’s motor vehicle insurance carrier.
Advanced degree. An alumna/alumnus of Colorado College. Experience with Cognos, Reeher, and Banner (Ellucian).
Colorado College: Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Rocky Mountain West
A private, four-year liberal arts and sciences college, Colorado College is located on a 90-acre campus in downtown Colorado Springs near the base of the 14,110-foot Pikes Peak and about an hour south of Denver. Consistently ranked in the top tier of national colleges and universities, CC is the only college of its kind in t...he Rocky Mountain region. We are also one of only a handful of prestigious liberal arts and sciences colleges located in a metropolitan area.
The college's mission statement affirms that:
At Colorado College our goal is to provide the finest liberal arts education in the country. Drawing upon the adventurous spirit of the Rocky Mountain West, we challenge students, one course at a time, to develop those habits of intellect and imagination that will prepare them for learning and leadership throughout their lives.