As one of the most prominent liberal arts colleges in the nation, Bowdoin College has a rich history of excellence and academic rigor and an unwavering devotion to the common good. This success has been fueled by one of the most committed, generous, and passionate alumni communities in the world. The same commitment and passion are values that drive the College’s students, faculty, and staff.
Bowdoin holds firm to its mission to engage students of uncommon purpose in an intense, full-time education of their minds, exploration of their creative facilities, and development of their social and leadership abilities. The College selects students of varied gifts; diverse social, geographic, and racial backgrounds; and exceptional qualities of mind and character, regardless of their families’ financial resources. Upon graduation, students join a global network of alumni who are critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and are committed to social and racial justice. They seek out new perspectives, appreciate beauty, demand truth, and above all, support one another.
Seeking a bold visionary with proven experience leading change, the Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations (SVP) position is an opportunity for a highly-skilled manager and proven fundraiser to lead and inspire a high-performing and experienced team of advancement professionals. The SVP will be responsible for the strategic advancement and management of all engagement and development activities at the College, including the successful completion of the College’s campaign, set to conclude in 2024.
The successful candidate will be a seasoned leader and manager with an appreciation for liberal arts education who respects tradition but is also adept at implementing and inspiring creative and strategic change. They will have demonstrated success in and a commitment to creating and promoting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace environment. The SVP will be a person of integrity, character, and sound judgment, and above all, dedicated to the mission and values of Bowdoin.