Franklin & Marshall (F&M) is an academically rigorous liberal arts college named for two iconic Americans—inventor and statesman Benjamin Franklin and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall. For 227 years, F&M students have learned by doing, not by listening and watching. They work directly with deeply invested faculty on high-impact research and scholarship. They embrace the opportunity to work side by side or in small groups with faculty members on research projects that have real-world applications. What sets F&M apart is the commitment to students as individual learners. Faculty members challenge students to achieve their personal best and engage them on a level not found at other institutions.
F&M strives to recruit students who can become intellectual leaders. They are curious and hard-working. F&M aims to teach their students to connect ideas, write well, relate theory and practice, understand diversity, ask questions and then answer them. Within a supportive community that values individuality and developing one’s own voice, F&M students discover how to unleash their talent and exceed their own expectations. As President Daniel R. Porterfield states, “At Franklin & Marshall College, we create the education we seek.”
Equal parts campaign fundraiser, strategic planner and systems manager, the Associate Vice President for College Advancement will lead the advancement staff in the development of annual goals and operating plans and will play a key leadership role in the design and implementation of F&M’s comprehensive campaign. Reporting to the Vice President for College Advancement, the successful candidate will join a mission-driven advancement team committed to collaboration, professional respect and continuous improvement. S/He will collaborate with both internal and external partners to increase gift support and engagement with F&M, managing a staff of approximately 15 and developing relevant metrics to guide performance. As the Advancement Program looks toward the future, the Associate Vice President will play a key role in creating an increased culture of donor engagement and a life-long commitment to philanthropic support among alumni.