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Education: Higher Education

Executive Director of Donor Relations

William & Mary
Hybrid/Williamsburg, Virginia

As the nation’s first public institution, William & Mary has a long tradition of offering students a world-class education steeped in creativity, innovation, and academic rigor. Renowned for its liberal arts and sciences curriculum and dedicated professors, the University supports students on their journeys to becoming exceptional scholars, athletes, activists, musicians, world travelers, and generous volunteers. With a new strategic plan, Vision 2026, William & Mary is committed to advancing its reputation as a distinctively innovative institution with an impact on local, regional, and global communities.

The Opportunity

William & Mary seeks an experienced professional for the newly created role of Executive Director of Donor Relations. The inaugural Executive Director will join an organization that benefits from a robust donor constituency and serve as the architect of a comprehensive donor relations program that recognizes the impact of this generous community.

The dynamic professional will oversee the transformation of the existing program and infuse innovative stewardship and engagement strategies throughout the entire donor continuum to increase retention and drive pipeline development. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Principal Gifts and Gift Planning, the Executive Director will be responsible for building, inspiring, and managing a team of experts in donor relations. As William & Mary embarks on the initial planning phases of its next comprehensive campaign, the Executive Director will play a pivotal role in shaping guidelines for gift acceptance, acknowledgments, and compliance.

Innovative leaders who strive for continued excellence will be successful at William & Mary. The ideal candidate will be a visionary strategist and a pragmatic operator, while also exhibiting exceptional communication skills. Individuals with experience in sophisticated advancement programs and campaign planning are strongly encouraged to put forth their candidacy.

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