A modern leader in liberal arts education, drawing on centuries of tradition, Colgate is a distinctive, leading American university known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, a campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater. Colgate is an inclusive institution with diverse students and faculty. With a mission to educate leaders who will and must come from all societal groups, Colgate is committed to educate students to virtue and encourage them to respond openly and sensitively to others who are different from themselves.
The newly created position of Associate Vice President, Advancement and Director of Principal Gifts (AVP) will report to the Vice President, provide executive leadership for principal gifts, and have supervisory responsibilities for two direct reports. This individual is primarily responsible for the discovery, development, and management of a personal portfolio of individuals who are capable of making donations at a principal-gift level (seven figures or greater). The AVP will also manage the portfolio of Colgate’s President and serve as an advisor and facilitator of his strategic engagement with donors.
This position provides strategic leadership for fundraising efforts around institutional initiatives of the highest value and priority and will establish the strategic direction and goals for the principal gift program, in coordination with the President and Vice President. The AVP will also determine presidential strategy and engagement of Colgate’s highest-rated current and prospective donors.