​Senior Director of Development, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Auburn University Foundation, Auburn, Alabama

One of the largest universities in the South, Auburn University remains in the educational forefront with its traditional blend of arts and applied science, and changes with the needs of today. Established in 1856, Auburn is one of the few universities to carry the torch as a land, sea, and space grant university, and offers the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university. As Alabama’s largest and most prestigious engineering program, the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is consistently ranked among the highest public universities offering doctoral programs. The college is recognized as a major contributor to the region's economic development and industrial competitiveness. With a vision to become one of the nation’s premier engineering institutions, Auburn Engineering is committed to educating engineers who can solve the world’s greatest challenges. This commitment includes a passion for elevating the college to the next level of academic and research performance, and making discoveries that impact the quality of life for people everywhere. A recent university-wide fundraising campaign seeking to raise $1B to create thousands of new scholarships, endow more than 100 new chairs and professorships, develop programs, build new facilities, and reimagine the existing campus, has already surpassed $947M in gifts and commitments with more than $200M received from College of Engineering alumni and friends.

The Opportunity

The Senior Director of Development (SDOD), Samuel Ginn College of Engineering will possess strong development and leadership experience. The chosen candidate will be joining an exceptional Development team in the midst of a $1B university-wide campaign while serving as a leader for a College that is creating success in fundraising, research, admissions, and several other key markers. The SDOD will manage a high functioning team of fundraisers, bring the largest campaign in the college’s history to a record-breaking close, and collaborate with staff, faculty and volunteers to continue the growth and momentum of the College. Ideal candidates will have experience working with engineers and/or have knowledge of the engineering industry.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.

Past searches and placements for Auburn University Foundation

  • ​Senior Director of Development, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
  • Director of Development, Raymond J. Harbert College of Business
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