American University is a highly rated educational institution with an internationally recognized faculty. Balancing class time with career-advancing experience, the school benefits from its location in the nation’s capital. The culture of American University is to encourage students to be committed to service, leadership and making change at the domestic and global level.
The School of Public Affairs (SPA) was born more than 80 years ago from a commitment to the intersection between academics and public service. SPA has 1800 students and more than 20,000 alumni in this top-ranked school for justice, government, public administration and policy. With programs in Public Management, Policy Analysis and Nonprofit Management, the students and faculty research today’s issues, gaining and applying their knowledge for a better society. Among its prestigious centers are the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies and the Women and Politics Institute.
American University is seeking an experienced principal fundraiser to serve as Chief Development Officer (CDO) for the School of Public Affairs. This professional will shape and execute fundraising plans to support the school’s priorities and serve as an integral part of the Dean’s senior management team. The CDO will cultivate prospects, build relationships and coordinate messages with the Director of Development, Annual Giving.