Senior Director of Development/Associate Dean, Candler School of Theology

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Atlanta, GA

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Emory University in the search for a Senior Director of Development/Assistant or Associate Dean.

The Senior Director of Development/Assistant or Associate Dean will work with senior leadership to develop, fund, and implement a strategic plan for the Candler School of Theology. The Senior Director of Development/Assistant or Associate Dean will be a leader within the Division of Advancement and Alumni Engagement (AAE) and meet regularly with colleagues from across the university to set goals and collaborate on shared interests. The Senior Director of Development/Assistant or Associate Dean will supervise a team of advancement professionals and maintain an effective working relationship with the school’s Dean, staff of the Candler Advancement and Alumni Engagement program, AAE staff, staff and faculty of the Candler School of Theology, alumni, and friends of the university.

Candler educates faithful and creative leaders for the church’s ministries throughout the world. One of thirteen seminaries of The United Methodist Church, the school is grounded in the Christian faith and shaped by the Wesleyan tradition of evangelical piety, ecumenical openness, and social concern. Many of the greatest minds in theological education are on Candler’s faculty. They are passionate about engaging students; challenging and reframing theological and social thought; serving parishes, denominational bodies, and communities locally and around the world; and driving positive transformation in the church and society. Candler’s students experience rigorous academics, extensive fieldwork, and intentional reflection-a combination offered by no other seminary. Candler’s alumni live their call. Seventy percent are pastors in churches; others minister in colleges, hospitals, the military and social service organizations. They advocate for social change, educate others, and lead Christian agencies and denominational bodies.

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 attract 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 seven years of experience in higher education, development, fundraising or equivalent experience in a nonprofit institution.

How to apply

Apply online. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and resume.

Emory University, recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the Southeast's leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills suburb.