Education

Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts

Merrimack College is a thriving institution transforming students to become the leaders of tomorrow by giving them the skills and capacities needed to solve the complex social, technological, and economic challenges of the 21st century. It’s one of the fastest-growing educational institutions and is recognized across the country for its excellence and value. A selective, private college in a beautiful, residential setting — the College features more than 100 career-focused undergraduate, professional, and graduate programs, all taught by exceptional faculty who are passionate about their subject and student success.

Merrimack prepares students with the skills and knowledge today’s employers want. Whether it be in business, health sciences, education, science, technology, or liberal arts, a Merrimack program offers a tailored experience that aligns with student’s personal and professional goals, enriched by its Catholic Augustinian heritage.

The Opportunity

The incoming Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations (VP) has the unique opportunity to join a highly innovative senior team. S/He will strategically engage and partner with Merrimack College’s President, Board of Trustees, faculty, volunteers, alumni, colleagues, and staff to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individuals, foundations, and corporations. The VP will manage the day-to-day operations of a growing fundraising team of approximately 20; mobilize and stimulate a talented staff in engaging an extraordinarily loyal community of Merrimack alumni, parents, and friends; and achieve ambitious growth in charitable giving. The VP will also serve as the College’s chief alumni relations officer, chief development officer, comprehensive campaign director, and confidant to the President. The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, a dynamic leader, and a solid supporter of the College’s mission, vision, and values.

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