Deputy Director, Society of Fellows, San Francisco Bay Area

The Aspen Institute
Posted: September 12, 2017
Location: California, United States
Position: Fundraising
Field: Advocacy, Education, Environment, International, Other fields, Research
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Category: Annual fund, Donor relations, Membership, Prospect research, Special events
Employment Level: Full-time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Aspen Institute in the search for a Deputy Director, Society of Fellows, San Francisco Bay Area.

The Deputy Director, Society of Fellows, San Francisco Bay Area is a remote based position representing the Aspen Institute’s Office of Institutional Advancement. This high level outward facing position will manage and develop philanthropic relationships, primarily with individual philanthropists, as well as manage content based events in the San Francisco Bay Area. The San Francisco Bay area is a key area of support and participation for the Aspen Institute and its surroundings now represent the third largest market for current Aspen Institute participants and supporters. There is a significant opportunity in the Bay Area to cultivate the Institute’s existing network and build new diverse audiences for its work. The Deputy Director will transform a successful start-up effort in the San Francisco Bay Area from an ad hoc staffed effort into a professionally-run growth phase. With eight underwritten events annually and a membership that has grown 30% over the past four years, there are opportunities that need the high level, full-time attention of a professional leader. With the support of a national team of colleagues across the Aspen Institute, the successful candidate will lead the effort into a new phase of solid and mature management and growth.

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners. The Aspen Institute has earned a reputation for gathering diverse, nonpartisan thought leaders, creatives, scholars, and members of the public to address some of the world's most complex problems. But the goal of these convenings is to have an impact beyond the conference room. They are designed to provoke, further and improve actions taken in the real world. Aspen Institute events have attracted presidents, statesmen, diplomats, judges, ambassadors, and Nobel laureates over the years, enriching and enlivening the Institute as a global forum for leaders.

The Society of Fellows is an engaged community of donors who actively participate in Aspen Institute programs, act as advocates and ambassadors, and help sustain the Institute’s work. The Society of Fellows has more than 1,750 members who share a passion for the Aspen Institute and provide important unrestricted financial support. Society of Fellows support plays an instrumental role in advancing the mission of the Aspen Institute. Fellows actively participate in the Aspen Institute’s programs, act as advocates and ambassadors, and help sustain the Institute’s mission. Fellows understand the importance of fostering leadership based on values, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and promoting civil dialogue on the important issues of the day.

This is a remote position based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is at least 10 years of comparable high level professional experience. A Master’s degree is preferred.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.