Bates is a private, highly selective, residential college devoted to undergraduate study in the liberal arts. It has always embraced the ideals of academic rigor, intellectual curiosity, egalitarianism, social justice, and freedom. Since 1855, Bates College has been dedicated to the emancipating potential of the liberal arts, educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Bates engages the transformative power of people’s differences, cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action. Preparing leaders sustained by a love of learning and a commitment to responsible stewardship of the wider world, Bates is a college for coming times.
The new Assistant Vice President for College Advancement (AVP) will help advancement colleagues innovate, designing cross-cutting programs that add value to the lives of Bates alumni – on campus, regionally, nationally, and virtually. Targeting the College’s ambitious engagement goals during the current Bates Campaign, the AVP will be an expert at marshalling resources in ways that will benefit alumni of all ages and stages. Serving as the chief alumni engagement officer for the College, the AVP will guide and sustain a team of seven alumni engagement and advancement communications professionals as well as being an exemplary relationship manager within the College Advancement office and across campus.