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Assistant Vice President of Advancement Services

Caltech, Pasadena, California

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world’s brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges.

Caltech is also a community — a community of curious and passionate individuals who collaborate to understand and solve complex scientific and societal challenges. Caltech’s commitment to the absolute excellence of its faculty, students, and staff has created an international presence that magnifies the Institute’s size. Powered by remarkable scientists, engineers, and students, Caltech is a hub of fundamental discovery and technological innovation because its scientific enterprise focuses on key strengths and collaboration across disciplines.

Situated in the heart of Pasadena at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, Caltech’s 124-acre campus is 10 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles and approximately 30 miles from the ocean.

The Opportunity

As an active contributor of the senior management team, the AVP of Advancement Services will oversee a team of 37 full-time employees, across the areas of Advancement Information Services, Prospect Management and Research, Prospect Analytics and Reporting, Talent Management, and Strategic Initiatives. The newly appointed leader will play a vital role in educating internal partners on philanthropic best practices and inspire confidence among external supporters that their commitments are well received and stewarded. As Caltech plans for its successful fundraising campaign and beyond, the AVP will serve as a strategic advisor to the VP for Advancement and Alumni Relations and work closely with other senior and programmatic leaders across the Institute.

At a place where innovation and big ideas are the norm, the AVP must bring a track record of setting higher sights, pushing innovation, and empowering staff to test and use technology to its fullest to increase performance and efficiency. Caltech’s next AVP must demonstrate a deep expertise in advancement services and an ability to thrive on openness, transparency, and collaboration.

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