Among the world’s foremost educational institutions, Princeton University is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational university that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. Princeton’s educational mission is to prepare students to pursue meaningful lives and to help address the challenges of the future. To this end, the University aims to enroll the most capable students from all parts of the world and to provide them with an educational experience that strengthens their intellects, sharpens their skills, expands their horizons, and prepares them for leadership—all while pursuing the highest possible standards of excellence.
Living up to the University’s informal motto, “In the Nation’s Service and the Service of Humanity,” Princeton’s alumni are arguably among the most loyal and generous of any American university. Their level of service and generosity to their university is legendary, exemplified by the extraordinary number of hours they give annually in service to the University and the extremely high participation rates of the Annual Giving program.
The Assistant Vice President for Capital Giving (AVP) is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced manager and accomplished advancement professional to lead and inspire a high-performing and experienced team as Princeton University enters into its next campaign. Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement and serving as a member of the Office of Advancement senior leadership team, the AVP will be responsible for the oversight, management, and motivation of the departments of Leadership Giving, International Development, and Gift Planning, collectively known within the office as “Capital Giving.”
The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator and collaborator with a track record of leading and managing highly effective teams. Previous experience soliciting gifts of $1 million and above is highly desirable.