Ranked for four consecutive years as a Top Ten Public Liberal Arts College by U.S. News and World Report, The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) supports the belief that a high quality liberal arts education should be available and affordable to all who aspire to it. By cultivating critical thinking and analysis, MCLA prepares its diverse student body to be practical problem solvers and engaged global citizens. The College forges the connection among academic study, experiential learning, civic engagement, and future success through its interactive programs and initiatives. The MCLA campus, part of the Massachusetts state university system, is located in the acclaimed Berkshires, well known for its state parks, art galleries, eclectic shops, museums, and live entertainment.
The Vice President of Institutional Advancement (VPIA) will report directly to the President of MCLA and will be responsible for developing and implementing all of the College’s comprehensive alumni relations and development initiatives. This leader will serve as a member of the President’s Executive Management Team and as President of the MCLA Foundation. The successful candidate will have five to seven years’ experience in successful fundraising, in private fundraising and gift solicitation; annual giving, alumni and foundation relations including capital campaigns. S/he will possess a proven ability to lead and collaborate with integrity and creativity, demonstrated analytic ability, and an understanding of the principles and practices of public higher education.