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
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.