ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE: Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.
POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Assistant Vice President for Advancement Operations, is a senior leadership position in Pomona College’s Advancement program. Responsible for providing strategic leadership for the College’s development infrastructure, leads successful annual giving strategy, and serves as a key partner to colleagues in Advancement to utilize data and analytics to drive fundraising success, especially in the context of Pomona College’s aspirational comprehensive fundraising campaign that is currently in the planning stage.
The AVP is responsible for strategic design, development and implementation of operational functions that provide a foundation for Advancement to achieve its goals in fundraising and constituent engagement. The AVP is charged with aligning business support functions, policies and procedures, and technology infrastructure with the strategies, resources and priorities of the College.
The AVP builds, sustains, encourages, and supports productive relationship with and among colleagues and develops and implements policies, practices and systems in Advancement Operations.
Oversees Advancement-wide strategic planning activities and business operations, and leads four essential teams – Advancements Services (which includes Records and Gifts, and Business Process, Analytics and Reporting); Prospect Research, Relationship Management and Analytics; Stewardship and Donor Relations and Annual Giving – to create and sustain a customer-service oriented and donor-centric Advancement operation.
The position requires significant management experience and the ability to facilitate a healthy team-environment, to supervise and inspire employees toward excellence, and to lead by example.
The AVP for Advancement, Strategy and System Operations works closely with the Vice President and Advancement Senior Leadership Team, to establish and communicate the organizational vision and goals (both multi-year and annual). This position supports the VP, Board of Trustees Advancement Committee and the College’s senior leadership in launching development initiatives.
The Assistant Vice President for Advancement Operations must demonstrate familiarity with a variety of the field’s concepts and demonstrate a command of industry standards and procedures. The position requires judgment and ability to act independently to plan and accomplish goals.
Education: Advanced degree required with a preference in business, information systems, data analytics or organizational design.
Experience: A minimum of 15+ years of demonstrable leadership experience with increasing responsibility and demonstrated success managing databases, research programs, annual giving, and/or strategy and analytics units, with a preference for leadership in higher education advancement.
The regular hours for this full-time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours will be required. Travel will be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.
ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS: For a full description of the position, please view the job posting on line. Apply online and submit your resume and cover letter.
POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS: Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more!
Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.