Vice President for Development and Alumni relations
Lasell College (www.lasell.edu) – an innovator in education for over 160 years – is a comprehensive coeducational college, offering professionally oriented bachelor's and master's degree programs. The 53-acre campus is located in suburban Newton, Massachusetts, within eight miles of downtown Boston. Its location at the heart of the Route 128 high-tech corridor is a powerful symbol of Lasell’s educational philosophy, embodied in the expression “Lasell College — Where the Classroom is the Real World.” Through hands-on activities such as internships, service learning, and meaningful projects, Lasell has become well known for helping students make the connection between classroom lessons and real life.
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations: Guided by the goals set forth in the College’s ambitious five-year strategic plan, “Vision 2017,” the VP will provide the leadership and vision to create a culture of philanthropy that will further energize the constituency base; drive the expansion and diversification of philanthropic support; and further the evolution of the College fundraising operation into a more inventive, dynamic, and prolific enterprise. He or she will build a comprehensive fundraising strategy that will develop alumni leaders, attract new leadership donors and align resources to best meet articulated College goals; serve as the College’s chief development officer and creatively identify and leverage major gifts; and strategically engage and support the President, Trustees, deans and program directors, faculty, alumni, volunteers, and staff in fundraising activities.
Requirements include: an entrepreneurial professional who is inspired by the distinctive role of Lasell in the world of higher education and within the Boston region. A proven front-line fundraiser, the ideal candidate will possess a solid track record of increasing philanthropic support and purposefully expanding and diversifying revenue, ideally for a higher education institution. He or she will have the stature and relationship-building acumen to invigorate staff and alumni volunteers through effective motivation, mentoring, and team building, while maintaining best practices, camaraderie, and clearly defined goals.
Applications: Lasell has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services (FPS) to assist on this recruitment. Please visit http://www.glfreeman.com to review the complete position profile and requirements. Send confidential applications, which must include an up-to-date resume and letter of interest, to FPS at Lasell@glfreeman.com.
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