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Vice President for Advancement

Company: Wells College
Date Posted: October 26, 2015

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Wells College in the search for a Vice President for Advancement.

The Vice President for Advancement is the chief administrator and advisor to the President of the College for fund raising and alumni relations. As a member of the senior management team, the Vice President will be expected and encouraged to provide vision and insight on issues affecting the entire College. The Vice President will also serve as the chief architect and director of the upcoming comprehensive campaign for Wells College.

Under the leadership of 18 presidents, Wells has grown from a small seminary catering to the young women of New York to a nationally-recognized college drawing a diverse study body from many states and several countries. In 2004, after 136 years in women’s education, the college opened its doors to students of all genders.

The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells' academic programs, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others.

Wells has a total full-time enrollment of close to 600 students. Students come to Wells from all over the country and the world. Three percent of Wells’ student body is international; 24 percent of students are people of color. Wells was included in the Princeton Review's list of best northeastern colleges and placed at #14 on their list of best schools for encouraging class discussion.

Wells College nurtures the interests and strengths of each and every student, ensuring that their courses, hands-on experiences, and student activities create a path toward a successful and fulfilling future. Students who enjoy small class discussions, internships, rigorous academics, global opportunities—and some unique traditions—thrive at Wells. The College’s exceptional graduates, in all walks of life, are a testament to the strength of Wells. This small and deeply connected community values curiosity, diversity, and service to society. Wells College evolves and expands its programs to support international experiences, experiential learning opportunities, and curricula that equip students for an ever-changing world.  

Candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience. Strong candidates will have an advanced degree and fifteen or more years of professional experience in higher education advancement.

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