This position will be based in the United States; the specific location will be agreed upon by the Vice President for Advancement and the President of AUBG.
The first American-style, English language, liberal arts educational institution in Eastern Europe, the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) is a unique cooperative venture established with the support of the U.S. and Bulgarian governments, the Open Society Institute, and the University of Maine. AUBG is a privately funded, nonprofit institution. Tuition and private donations, as well as grants, finance its educational activities. It opened its doors in September 1991, with a first-year class of 208 students and 16 full-time faculty members.
Since then, the lively town of Blagoevgrad in southwest Bulgaria has become a cradle of academic excellence, creativity, and cultural diversity. Nowadays, around 1,100 curious, committed, and talented students from over 40 countries have come together to live and study in a supportive and secure community and immerse themselves in AUBG’s first-rate American liberal arts education.
World-class faculty members come from top schools in five continents to create an innovative and real-world learning environment that’s unique in Europe. Across arts, humanities, business, and technology, AUBG students are free to choose their own areas of study and set their own curriculum.
They develop into inquisitive and compassionate leaders, creative problem solvers, and responsible global citizens. AUBG students have a reputation for success in their careers and in graduate studies, with many going on to the world’s leading schools and employers, and all being valued members of its tight-knit global network of alumni.
Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Advancement (VPA) is a new position and much of the work of the VPA will, similarly, be new. Ideal for a self-starter of great initiative and with a strong track record of raising major and planned gifts, the VPA will be a key presence in the United States philanthropic market for AUBG. S/He will begin from a foundation of building relationships with current trustees and alumni in the U.S. and, from this base, identify potential donors and cultivate, solicit, and close major gifts from individuals and foundations not currently involved with AUBG, but who have interest in supporting the first liberal arts college in Eastern Europe.
To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Gretchen Dwyer, Senior Consultant, LINDAUER, at http://bit.ly/AUBGVPA