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Executive Director of Advancement Services

Providence College
Providence, Rhode Island

Providence College, founded in 1917, is a distinguished Roman Catholic liberal arts institution located in Providence, Rhode Island. Established under the auspices of the Dominican Friars, the College emphasizes a holistic education for the whole person, encompassing body, mind, and soul. Committed to academic excellence, Providence College offers undergraduate programs through its schools of Arts and Sciences, Education and Social Work, Business, and Nursing and Health Sciences.

With a faculty-student ratio of 11:1, the College provides a highly personalized education, fostering critical thinking, engaged learning, and a pedagogy of disputed questions. Providence College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is evident in its welcoming embrace of individuals from all backgrounds, echoing the values of its Dominican tradition.

The Opportunity

The Executive Director of Advancement Services (ED) is a pivotal role within the Office of Institutional Advancement, and is central to the College’s ambitious comprehensive campaign, aiming to raise $300 million—the largest in its history. The ED will play a crucial part in shaping the strategy for the campaign, overseeing database management, data analytics, reporting, gift processing, and records management.

As a key member of the Advancement leadership team, the ED will lead a team of professionals, contribute to a data-driven culture, and collaborate with other campus partners. This opportunity calls for a seasoned professional with experience in advancement services, a strategic mindset, and a commitment to the mission and values of Providence College.

The successful candidate will have the chance to make a lasting impact on the institution’s future by supporting the bold vision of College President Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P., as the campaign aims to enhance academic programs, student experience, athletics, and accessibility to a Providence College education.

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