Senior Director of Development, Goizueta Business School, Emory University

Job Type

Full Time




United States


The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Emory University in the search for a Senior Director of Development, Goizueta Business School.

Working in close collaboration with other program directors in the school and serving as a member of the Dean’s cabinet, the Senior Director of Development, Goizueta Business School will provide innovative leadership and strategic vision to all aspects of the school’s fundraising and alumni engagement activities. The Senior Director of Development will serve as the architect and builder of a strategic, cohesive, and systematic advancement and alumni engagement program to broaden and strengthen Goizueta's development, outreach, and constituent relations activities, in keeping with the mission and core values of the institution. The Senior Director of Development will lead a staff of 11 across the areas of major gifts, annual giving, and alumni engagement.

Committed to principled leadership, Emory’s Goizueta Business School encourages all to Go Beyond. The Senior Director of Development has a singular opportunity to build the program at a very important time in the Emory’s and Goizueta’s history. Emory University is preparing for a comprehensive campaign, building on the success of Campaign Emory, a $1.69 billion effort which concluded in 2012 and distinguished Emory as the first university in Georgia to raise $1 billion. In 2019, the Goizueta Business School celebrates its 100th anniversary, recognizing years of excellence and tens of thousands of dynamic, talented people, as well as the 25th anniversary of the school’s naming after Roberto C. Goizueta, one of the great business leaders of the 20th Century. Dean James has created a dynamic strategic plan, providing the Senior Director with exciting investment opportunities that will fuel even greater distinction to this top twenty business school.

Goizueta is where bright futures begin. Created in 1919 as one of the United States' first business schools, the school's influence extends across the nation and around the globe. Its MBA programs consistently rank in the top 25 in the world among major publications including Businessweek, The Economist, U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes. Fortified by a prestigious reputation and recognized for excellence in finance, strategy, and leadership, Goizueta and its programs provide the edge to succeed in an everchanging world of commerce. It provides rigorous, relevant academics; an intimate learning environment; accessible, acclaimed faculty; and key connections in a thriving business hub.

Emory University is a private, research institution recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the world's leading health care systems. Emory maintains an uncommon balance for an institution of its standing: its scholars and experts generate $628 million in research funding annually while also maintaining a traditional emphasis on teaching. From cutting-edge medical breakthroughs and scientific advancements to groundbreaking scholarship and scholarly writing that attracts national headlines, Emory thrives on discovery. At Emory, discovery finds many creative pathways, from using imaging technology to reconstruct the brain architecture of an extinct tiger to research into how governments confront the challenge of contagious diseases or how hormonal changes help fathers bond with toddlers. The university is enriched by collaboration among its schools, centers, and partners as well as by the legacy and energy of Atlanta. Emory strives to advance the common good through research, teaching, and service. The extraordinary, talented community propels its work forward. Though its areas of expertise vary, Emory finds shared purpose in its mission to “create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.”

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is a minimum of seven years of professional leadership experience in complex advancement and alumni engagement programs (preferably within higher education) recognized for their strength and effectiveness. Experience in a business school setting is highly valued. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree