Director of Development for Computer and Data Science Initiatives Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Brown University, located on picturesque College Hill in Providence’s East Side, is the nation’s 7th oldest college. Dating back to 1764, Brown is a member of the Ivy League, boasting an impressive array of undergraduate and graduate programs, a medical school, a school of public health, a college of engineering and professional studies programs. A leading research university, the school is dedicated to the creation of knowledge, active involvement outside the classroom, and an interdisciplinary experience that encourages students to fully engage in the curriculum. Brown University athletics competes within the Ivy League and Division I.

The Computer Science Department, the Data Science Initiative and the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) programs represent a vision in which advances in technology, computing, data and mathematics will have significant influences on analyzing and solving societal problems. Since its inception in 1979, the Computer Science Department at Brown has forged a path of innovative information technology research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Brown’s Data Science Initiative leverages established academic strength that builds a new campus hub for research and education in foundational methodologies of data science, maintaining an outward focus on application areas and critical engagement with questions of the impact of the data revolution on society, on culture, and on questions of social justice. The vision for ICERM is to support and broaden the relationship between mathematics and computation: specifically, its mission is to expand the use of computational and experimental methods in mathematics, to support theoretical advances related to computation and address problems posed by the existence and use of the computer through mathematical tools, research and innovation. Together, these programs comprise initiatives that are essential to Brown’s future direction.

The Opportunity

The Director of Development for Computer and Data Science Initiatives has the dual responsibility (1) for serving as the Advancement liaison to the faculty leadership for the Department of Computer Science (CS), Data Science Initiative (DSI) and Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM); and (2) for the strategic management of an individual portfolio of approximately 80 major gift prospects and donors who are capable of making gifts of $100,000 or more to the University. As the liaison to CS, DSI and ICERM for the Division of Advancement, this position will work closely with the leadership of these three areas for strategic fundraising in support of these priorities. A Bachelor’s degree and six to 10 years of related fundraising experience or an equivalent is required. Background in technology industry, computer science and/or mathematics highly desirable. The incumbent may be based in either Providence, RI or San Francisco, CA. In either case, significant travel will be an essential component of the position.

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