A vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation’s service and the service of humanity, Princeton University is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Chartered in 1746, it is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering.
As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,252 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,700 graduate students. The University’s generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.
Reporting to the Deputy Vice President for Development (DVP), the Executive Director of Leadership Gifts will provide coaching, mentoring, strategic direction, and management of the Leadership Gifts staff, in addition to managing a portfolio of leadership gift prospects. Working collaboratively and effectively with University Advancement offices engaged in fundraising and alumni relations at Princeton, the Executive Director will play a critical role in achieving the University’s goals as well as strategically planning for the future. The ideal candidate will bring a deep track record of working at sophisticated institutions that aspire to best practices in the industry.