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Associate Vice President for Annual Giving & Chief Operating Officer

William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

As one of the nation’s oldest and premiere public institutions, William & Mary has a long tradition of offering an innovative and world-class education. William & Mary is an academic powerhouse and is famous for its rigorous liberal arts and sciences curriculum and dedicated, engaged professors. The University students are nothing short of exceptional; they’re scholars, athletes, activists, musicians, world travelers, and generous volunteers. The beautifully vibrant campus is a masterwork of preservation. With a new strategic plan, Vision 2026, the university is committed to advancing its reputation as a distinctively innovative institution with an impact on local, regional, and global communities.

The Opportunity

William & Mary seeks an experienced and dynamic leader to serve as associate vice president for annual giving and chief operating officer (AVP/COO) in the university advancement office.

Reporting directly to the Vice President for University Advancement, Matthew T. Lambert ’99, this AVP/COO will be a seasoned professional with proven management experience and a deep understanding of annual giving leadership, advancement operations, and campaign execution. They will serve as a strategic advisor to the vice president and work closely with other leaders across the institution as a senior member of the university advancement executive leadership team. In partnership with the executive leadership team, the AVP/COO will serve as an essential leader in the planning and execution of the next campaign and manage the investment in talent and resources to achieve campaign success.

Leaders who thrive on being innovative and strive for continued excellence will be successful at William & Mary. Ideal candidates will be collaborative, strategic, and analytical, while also possessing superior communication and relationship-building skills. Individuals with demonstrated expertise in leading annual giving programs and/or advancement services are encouraged to apply.

To Learn More and Nominate Qualified Candidates


Jill Lasman

Senior Executive Vice President

Andrew Machado


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