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Vice President of Advancement & Alumni Relations

Job no: 8899
Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Staff/Administration, Calendar Year (12-Month), Advancement & University Relations, Campus Based


Johnson & Wales University 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.

JWU seeks a Vice President of Advancement & Alumni Relations who will match the energy, drive, and creative ingenuity of this university’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The Vice President 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.

The next Vice President will have a significant amount of leadership experience in business development, donor relations, or fundraising. 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.


Johnson & Wales University has partnered with the executive search firm Lindauer for this search. Please direct all inquiries, nominations, and recommendations here.


Johnson & Wales University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning and working environment. Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.


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