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Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Relations

Johnson & Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island

Johnson & Wales University (JWU) was founded as a business school in 1914 in Providence, Rhode Island, by Gertrude Johnson and Mary Wales. Over more than a century, JWU has evolved into a private, nonprofit, accredited, comprehensive University that prepares its graduates to make meaningful and immediate contributions in their fields of choice. JWU serves more than 8,600 graduate, undergraduate, and online students at its campuses in Providence, Rhode Island, and Charlotte, North Carolina, and has a global impact, with more than 120,000 alumni from all 50 states and 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide.

The Opportunity

Johnson & Wales University is seeking a Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Relations who will match the energy, drive, and creative ingenuity of this University’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni. If you are a builder, thinker, believer, and maker who thrives in an environment of people who are dedicated to supporting students in their quest for a college education, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you.

The Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Relations serves as the chief fundraising officer and develops and implements short- and long-term strategies to enhance University revenue. The Vice President provides strategic leadership for the University’s fundraising, alumni engagement and sponsorship, foundational grants, and the annual fund. The Vice President builds strong, productive relationships with university, industry, and community leaders as well as prospects, donors, volunteers, and university alumni.

To Learn More and Nominate Qualified Candidates


Terri Rutter

Assistant Vice President

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