Vice President for College Advancement

Agnes Scott College (, a diverse liberal arts college in Decatur, Georgia, is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for College Advancement. Reporting to the President, the Vice President for College Advancement leads the college’s advancement initiatives by providing strategic direction for and oversight of the functional areas of development, partnerships and external relations, alumnae relations, and communications and marketing. The Vice President works with internal and external constituencies in the planning and administration of a comprehensive program for fundraising, partnership development, and marketing compatible with the mission and strategic plan of the college.

The successful candidate will have: a bachelor’s degree (master’s or doctorate preferred); 10 plus years of professional experience in positions of increasing responsibility (preferably in higher education or non-profit setting); energy, creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit, and proven experience in providing leadership, strategic vision, and goal achievement to the advancement function in a team-oriented environment; a strategic mindset with a willingness and ability to contribute to the accomplishment of the goals and mission of the college; the ability to lead and manage a large, diverse staff and a commitment to the values of belonging, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; an extensive background in fundraising in higher education and/or a not-for-profit environment with an understanding of the complexities and nuances of successful fundraising; and a strong commitment to and enthusiasm for the mission of a diverse liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women of every identity.

Nestled in a corner of Decatur, the Agnes Scott campus is a mix of green space, historic buildings, trees, and walking paths. It is proud to be one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, and to have been ranked #1 for Innovation for an unprecedented six years in a row and #2 for Social Mobility by U.S. News and World Report. Its signature experience, SUMMIT, has won national awards. Agnes Scott focuses on inclusive academic excellence and empowering women of every identity to claim their place in their communities, workplace, and the world.

From the residence halls to the classroom buildings to the dining hall and beyond, students feel right at home at the college. Decatur is a historic city with a small-town feel located just six miles from downtown Atlanta. With a population of about 25,000, Decatur is known as a community of “homes, schools and places of worship.” The Agnes Scott campus is within easy walking distance to restaurants, shops, music venues, and the MARTA station (Atlanta’s public transportation system).

Agnes Scott College is being assisted by the search firm of Hyatt-Fennell. Nominations and applications should be submitted to Cheryl Hyatt at and will be considered highly confidential. Applications include a focused cover letter, a resume/CV, and contact information for 5 professional references. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity and gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Interested in this position?


Share this job post

Get in Touch

Home Contact Us