Associate Vice President for Advancement Services, Auburn University

Job Type

Full Time




United States


The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Auburn University in the search for an Associate Vice President for Advancement Services.

The Associate Vice President will lead and manage the offices of Gifts and Records, Prospect Research and Prospect Management, Data Analytics, Development Accounting, and Information Management Services (IMS). The successful candidate will establish and drive strategies that support the fundraising enterprise for Auburn University as well as oversee Development-wide projects and initiatives as identified by the Vice President for Development.

Rooted in more than 160 years of tradition, Auburn University occupies 1,841 acres and is the academic home to more than 30,000 students. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement, professional success, and public/private partnerships garners a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health, and societal impact. Auburn consistently has been ranked among the best public universities including Kiplinger's "100 Best Values in Public Colleges," The Princeton Review's 2018 list of "Best 382 Colleges," and Forbes’ America’s Best Value Colleges and one of America’s Top Colleges, ranked in the top 30% nationally and recognized as the top public university in Alabama. Auburn was designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, or APLU, and received special recognition for its excellence in community, social, and cultural development work. Auburn was listed with distinction on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which annually highlights the meaningful and memorable outcomes of the role universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement.

As a comprehensive university, Auburn University is committed to offering high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to its students. The University gives highest priority for resource allocation for the future development of those areas that represent the traditional strengths, quality, reputation, and uniqueness of the institution and that continue to effectively respond to the needs of students and other constituents. Consistent with this commitment, the University emphasizes a broad and superior undergraduate education that imparts the knowledge, skills, and values so essential to educated and responsible citizens. At the same time, the University provides high-quality graduate and professional programs in areas of need and importance to the state and beyond. To accomplish these educational goals, Auburn University competes nationally to attract a faculty distinguished by its commitment to teaching and by its achievements in research, both pure and applied.

A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required for this position, as is ten years of experience in the higher education advancement arena, including exposure to the disciplines and functions inherent in advancement services. At least two years of experience supervising full-time employees is required. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2018, and will continue until the successful candidate has been selected.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree