Centre College is a nationally ranked liberal arts college offering top academics, nationally acclaimed study abroad options, campus life filled with a variety of social and leadership opportunities, and a 200-year record of achievement. Founded in 1819, Centre is a small, selective educational community and serves approximately 1,400 students by focusing on high-quality undergraduate education as its primary mission.
Centre seeks an Executive Director of Development to build and oversee a major gifts program focused on raising six- and seven-figure commitments from alumni, parents, and friends of the school. The College is poised for excellence under new President Milton Moreland and Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Kelly Knetsche, along with the deeply dedicated and ambitious Board of Trustees.
At this pivotal moment in the College’s history, Milton, Kelly, and the Centre community are seeking a highly knowledgeable and experienced fundraiser and manager with a demonstrated passion for liberal arts education and the role philanthropy plays in supporting its mission. The ED will help to build and oversee a team of six development officers who will be pivotal in realizing the potential of Centre’s philanthropic community. This individual must possess superior communications skills, emotional intelligence, and have the ability to inspire and mentor staff and volunteers to support Centre’s mission. The best-matched candidate will demonstrate integrity and maturity in the industry through strong leadership/management practice and proven major gift experience.