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Vice President, University Advancement

Apply now Job no: 532878
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Pomona
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time





Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in the search for a Vice President for University Advancement. To apply for this position, visit:

Reporting to the President, the Vice President for University Advancement will serve as the chief fundraising officer of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona), responsible for the leadership, strategic direction, and policy decisions for advancement services, major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, alumni and external relations, grant writing, corporate and foundation relations, special events and projects, and capital campaigns. The Vice President will work collaboratively with the President, other administrators, deans, and the campus community to establish strong relationships with all university constituents, strengthen ties with the local community and with prospective donors, and foster and strengthen alumni relations. The Vice President will assist the President in the performance of the President’s philanthropic duties and serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Cal Poly Pomona Philanthropic Foundation. The Vice President will develop and sustain a strong infrastructure for fostering staff success, a strong sense of teamwork, and an environment of support and accountability. The Vice President will establish and maintain effective working relationships both on- and off-campus and serve as a liaison for the university across stakeholders.

Cal Poly Pomona, recognized as one of the most diverse regional universities in the Western United States as well as nationwide, offers an affordable, life-changing education. Less than 30 miles east of Los Angeles, the campus enjoys the excitement of a diverse metropolitan area while retaining the serenity of a foothill community. As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly Pomona utilizes a technology-enhanced, learn-by-doing approach to education. Students enjoy endless opportunities for involvement in a vibrant and diverse community. A Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal Poly Pomona is among the top 25 colleges in conferring baccalaureate degrees to Hispanic students. The university is part of the 23-campus California State University system. Cal Poly Pomona has nearly 30,000 students and 2,700 faculty and staff.

Students may choose to work side-by-side with faculty on research, garner unique internships, or volunteer in community development projects. Lecture series, such as the Kellogg Distinguished Lectures, bring leaders of high-profile thought to campus each semester to discuss critical issues important to learning and leadership in an increasingly global world. Students are encouraged to get involved and make the most of their college experience. The campus community boasts nearly 300 clubs and organizations reflecting a broad range of interests. Students can help build the annual float for the Tournament of Roses Parade, take part in national competitions, perform in theatre and musical productions, discover Greek life, or cheer one of the 10 NCAA Division II teams. More than 3,500 students live on campus in traditional dorms, residential suites, and university apartments. The Cal Poly Pomona Foundation also provides affordable off-campus housing options for faculty and staff. Faculty in all disciplines put theory to practice, providing students with opportunities to apply their knowledge in hands-on projects, research collaborations, and valuable internship and service-learning programs.

Cal Poly Pomona is among the best public universities in the West and is nationally ranked for helping students achieve economic success. As an inclusive polytechnic university, Cal Poly Pomona cultivates success through experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. Cal Poly Pomona embraces local and global challenges and transforms lives. Based on quality education, affordability, and career prospects for graduates, Cal Poly Pomona consistently ranks among the best universities in the country. While each ranking is a snapshot of achievement, taken collectively, they provide a picture of a diverse, learn-by-doing university whose students graduate with the skills needed to succeed in a dynamic, evolving work environment.

Cal Poly Pomona draws strength from its vibrant and diverse community. Its student body is a mosaic, comprised of roughly 53% Latino, 22% Asian, 3% percent Black, 14% White, and 4% students of two or more races as well as students with disabilities, first generation students, and parenting students. Additionally, a significant number of out-of-state and international students call Cal Poly Pomona home, fostering a robust and global perspective. Recognized by U.S. News and World Report, Cal Poly Pomona proudly ranks as the eighth most diverse among regional universities in the Western United States and the tenth most diverse nationwide. It has earned the designation of a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is among the top 25 colleges in conferring baccalaureate degrees to Hispanic students. Hispanic Business magazine has also commended the university for supporting the success of Hispanic postgraduate students.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least ten years of direct experience in a progressively responsible advancement management position with five years at a senior leadership position overseeing operational and performance outcomes, is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including veterans/disability. The university seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of its commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer its students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on protected status. The university hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

The salary range for this position is $250,000 to $275,000 annually.

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