Brunswick, Maine

Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, Bowdoin College

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Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine

As one of the most prominent liberal arts colleges in the nation, Bowdoin College has a rich history of excellence and academic rigor and an unwavering devotion to the common good. This success has been fueled by one of the most committed, generous, and passionate alumni communities in the world. The same commitment and passion are values that drive Bowdoin College’s students, faculty, and staff.

Seeking a bold visionary with proven experience leading change, the Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations (SVP) position at Bowdoin College is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled manager and proven fundraiser to lead and inspire a high-performing and experienced team of advancement professionals. Reporting to the president and serving as a critical member of Bowdoin’s senior leadership team, the SVP will be responsible for the strategic advancement and management of all engagement and development activities at the College, including the successful completion of the College’s $500 million campaign.

Bringing professional expertise and new ideas and approaches, the successful candidate will be a seasoned leader and manager with an appreciation for liberal arts education who respects tradition but is also adept at implementing and inspiring creative and strategic change. Intellectually curious, authentic, and highly collaborative, they will have demonstrated success in and a commitment to creating and promoting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace environment. The SVP will be a person of integrity, character, and sound judgment, and above all, dedicated to the mission and values of Bowdoin.

How To Apply

To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Lindauer Senior Executive Vice President Jill Lasman or Senior Consultant Donna Russell at

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