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Job Title: Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Company Name: Lasell College
Location: Newton, MA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 07/17/2018
Expire Date: 09/17/2018
Job Categories: Development and Fund Raising
Job Description
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Lasell College
Newton, MA
www.lasell.edu

An innovator in education for over 165 years, Lasell College today is a comprehensive coeducational college, offering professionally oriented bachelor's and master's degree programs. The 54-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 “connected learning” philosophy, which engages students in the work of their field of study through service learning, internships, project-based classroom experiences, and opportunities for global learning. As a result, Lasell students graduate with a degree and a robust resume, and consistently report job placement rates about 95%.

Lasell College seeks a Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations (Vice President) to provide the leadership and vision to further evolve the College’s inventive and dynamic fundraising operation. The Vice President will create a culture of philanthropy that will further energize the constituency and drive the expansion and diversification of philanthropic support. Guided by the five-year strategic plan, “Vision 2022,” and inspired by the leadership of President Michael B. Alexander, Lasell College has embraced ambitious academic, institutional, and facilities goals. The ideal candidate will build upon the College’s fundraising strategy, develop alumni leaders, attract new leadership donors, and align resources to best meet Vision 2022 goals including: engagement of corporate partners; growth of endowment; and, completion of capital campaigns to meet academic and community needs.

As the College’s chief development officer, the Vice President will work with the President, Trustees, the Senior Management Team, deans and program directors, faculty, alumni, volunteers, and staff to identify and leverage major gifts, and strategically engage in fundraising activities. The Vice President will also build strategic relationships with Lasell Village, an award-winning senior housing community, sponsored by Lasell College and located on its campus. The Vice President will be an entrepreneurial professional who is inspired by the distinctive role of Lasell in the world of higher education and within the New England 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. The ideal candidate 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.

Lasell College has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at Lasell@glfreeman.com.
Qualifications & Requirements
The Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations will report to President Alexander and serve as a member of the Senior Management Team. The Vice President will also serve ex-officio as staff support to the Governance and Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees. The Vice President will collaborate with the Alumni Association and work closely with the President of the Alumni Association. The ideal candidate will manage and mentor the College fundraising staff of 13 professionals.
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Ann Jeffrey
Company Name: Lasell College
Contact Email:Lasell@glfreeman.com
Website:http://www.glfreeman.com
Company Description:
An innovator in education for over 165 years, Lasell College today is a comprehensive coeducational college, offering professionally oriented bachelor's and master's degree programs. The 54-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 “connected learning” philosophy, which engages students in the work of their field of study through service learning, internships, project-based classroom experiences, and opportunities for global learning. As a result, Lasell students graduate with a degree and a robust resume, and consistently report job placement rates about 95%.
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