Ranked among the top ten veterinary schools worldwide, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is seeking an Associate Dean for Advancement to conceptualize, plan and execute a coordinated program of philanthropic fund raising, alumni and constituent relations, and communications for the School. Penn Vet is seeking candidates who are collaborative, skilled managers who also possess proven exceptional frontline fundraising experience.
Reporting jointly to the Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Assistant Vice President for School and Center Programs, the Associate Dean for Advancement will oversee the Development, Alumni Relations and Communications for the School. Currently in the early public phase of a $135 million fundraising campaign that is part of the over University of Pennsylvania’s The Power of Penn comprehensive campaign, the campaign is scheduled for completion in 2021. The Associate Dean will be responsible for leading the planning and execution of this campaign including managing a staff of 15 who execute the communications, alumni relations, annual giving, and major gift fundraising functions for the School and both of its hospitals. Collaborating with the University’s central development and alumni relations staff, the Associate Dean will integrate the School’s initiatives with the University’s overall fund-raising programs.