DePauw University is a top liberal arts college founded in 1837 in Greencastle, Indiana. With an enrollment of close to 2,000 students, the university provides a close-knit and intellectually stimulating environment with a student-faculty ratio of 9:1. DePauw is expanding its offerings by establishing a School of Business and Leadership and a Creative School to build on its historic success in music and the performing arts. The university’s strategic plan emphasizes investment in its core academic mission, workforce, operational excellence, and fiscal stewardship to flourish as an educational institution and employer.
DePauw University seeks an Associate Vice President for Development (AVP-DEV) who will be a strategic partner to the Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement (VP) and the Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving (AVP-AE/AG), Trustees, faculty, and staff to advance major and principal individual philanthropy. The AVP-Development is a critical member of the Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement’s senior team and will bring a sense of urgency combined with exceptional strategic and organizational acumen to the development team.
The AVP-DEV will grow, lead, and manage the major/principal gifts, family giving, and donor relations areas and implement programs and services to increase fundraising in support of the University’s mission and vision. Working alongside the AVP-AE/AG and the entire DAE team to build philanthropic engagement. DePauw prides itself on providing an exemplary student experience and one that creates a devoted alumni base of support.
The AVP-Development will bring a collaborative and collegial spirit along with direct and considerable experience in major and principal giving. The AVP will manage the major gifts, family giving, and donor relations team and closely partner with the AVP for Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving to realize the enormous potential of philanthropy at DePauw.