Beloit College, nestled along the Rock River in Beloit, Wisconsin, is renowned for its dedication to providing a transformative liberal arts education. The institution embraces diverse perspectives and hands-on experience, empowering students to tackle complex real-world challenges. With a strong sense of community and dedicated faculty, Beloit fosters confidence and creativity while preparing students for lifelong learning.
At Beloit, liberal arts are not just a curriculum; they are a philosophy that nurtures critical thinking, ingenuity, and adaptability in students. The emphasis on experiential learning through initiatives like Impact Beloit fosters close connections to the city and a strong sense of social responsibility and career readiness. Beloit College is where liberal arts come alive, making a lasting impact on both students and the people they serve.
Beloit College is seeking a Chief Development Officer (CDO) who will serve as the institution’s primary fundraising strategist. This role is pivotal in advancing the College’s mission through “Impact Beloit,” a community-based pedagogical approach aimed at preparing students for career readiness.
The CDO will lead all development functions, working closely with the Vice President of Advancement and the President to create and execute a comprehensive fundraising strategy that honors and supports Beloit’s commitment to the liberal arts. The focus is on securing sustainable support from alumni and constituents, cultivating principal and major gifts, and managing a team of professional frontline officers who share the institution’s values.
This position offers candidates an opportunity to be a trailblazer in the world of higher education, requiring bold leadership and the drive to innovate. Candidates should possess strategic and operational planning expertise and the ability to utilize data for decision-making. Strong leadership, volunteer management, and budget preparation skills are essential, along with a commitment to fostering an inclusive and anti-racist environment. Excellent communication skills and a propensity for institutional bridge-building are also crucial for success in this role.