Chief Advancement Officer, University Libraries and the Entertainment Technology Center

Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon University seeks a Chief Advancement Officer, University Libraries and the Entertainment Technology Center to help lead the effort to develop the philanthropic support that will enable CMU and its academic units to fulfill their potential and continue their ascent. The Chief Advancement Officer will join the organization as CMU strives to elevate its Advancement program and build on the success of Make Possible: The Campaign for Carnegie Mellon University. Partnering closely with the Dean, the Chief Advancement Officer will help set a strategic advancement vision for the University Libraries, the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), IDeATe, and CMU’s sustainability programs with oversight of a broad range of unit-level advancement functions encompassing major gifts, donor relations, annual giving, events, alumni and constituent engagement, and management of the unit’s advisory board. The Chief Advancement Officer also will serve as a member of the Dean’s leadership team. The Chief Advancement Officer will be a senior leader within the Division of University Advancement and serve as a member of the CMU Advancement Leadership Council.

It is an exciting moment to join the Carnegie Mellon community. Renowned for its blend of technical rigor and creativity, its commitment to solving real-world problems, and its strength in interdisciplinary collaboration, roughly 7,400 undergraduate and 8,300 graduate students are drawn to the university’s commitment to innovative education and training and its outstanding programs across its seven schools and colleges. CMU faculty are known for inspiring students and alumni to think creatively, interpret with insight, and solve major societal, scientific, and technological challenges. Current and former CMU faculty and alumni have earned distinction from around the globe, including 20 Nobel Laureates, 79 members of the National Academies, and 13 Turing Awardees. In the arts, CMU faculty and alumni have been recognized with 13 Academy Awards, 142 Emmy Awards, and 52 Tony Awards.

"At Carnegie Mellon, the University Libraries form a hub for collaboration, information, and engagement for our visionary faculty and students, with spaces and resources that accelerate student success and augment the university’s world-leading research portfolio. The next Chief Advancement Officer of University Libraries and the Entertainment Technology Center will build a community of supporters and donors on campus, in our local community, and around the world—supporters and donors who deeply resonate with both the historic role of libraries as critical academic spaces and repositories of knowledge, and their emerging role in the co-creation, preservation, and promulgation of new knowledge." — Keith Webster, Helen and Henry Posner, Jr. Dean of the University Libraries

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.