Philadelphia, PA

Vice Dean for Advancement, University of Pennsylvania

The Organization

The University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities.

Teaching students across all 12 Penn schools, the academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.

Position Overview

Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences, the largest of the University’s academic divisions, is seeking a Vice Dean for Advancement (VDA). Reporting to the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and the University’s Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, the Vice Dean provides strategic leadership for a comprehensive advancement program participating in the academic, financial, and physical planning of the School of Arts and Sciences while serving as a member of both the Dean’s and the Senior Vice President’s senior management teams.

The VDA will oversee a coordinated advancement program and manage a team of 36 that annually raises up to $75 million. The School is close to completing its $550 million goal as part of the University’s $4 billion Power of Penn Campaign. Along with dollars raised in Penn’s Making History Campaign, SAS has raised close to $1 billion since 2007.

Bringing experience in providing leadership to, and management of both the communications and philanthropy of a School-based advancement program, the successful candidate will be polished, passionate, and possess exceptional interpersonal skills, as well as demonstrate a personal commitment to service and diversity.

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