President and CEO, Colorado State University Foundation
Aspen Leadership Group
April 17, 2018
Fort Collins, Colorado
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
PRESIDENT AND CEO
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
Fort Collins, Colorado
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Colorado State University Foundation in the search for a President and CEO.
The President and CEO will oversee CSUF in its mission to receive, manage, and invest gifts on behalf of the University while assisting the University President and the CSU Foundation Board of Directors in advancing the University in its mission and goals. The President and CEO is accountable for working effectively with CSUF and the University employees, donors, alumni, friends, and students from various and diverse backgrounds, delivering high quality and effective investment management, being an effective partner with the University President and Vice President of Advancement and a trusted team member with the vice presidents, deans, and others in building understanding of CSUF’s services, expertise, and relationships with and to the University.
Candidates should have extensive knowledge and experience in financial services and investment/asset management; a passion for Colorado State University and its Land Grant mission along with commitment to the purpose and mission of CSUF; knowledge of fundraising; extensive experience—and success in leading and developing high quality interactions and relationships with individuals of all levels in various organizations and groups with multifaceted and multi-disciplinary goals and functions; and success in building teams, systems, operations, service standards, controls, and practices in operational management and/or financial management.
The new full time President and CEO of the CSU Foundation has the unique and exciting challenge and opportunity to take CSUF to “the next level” as an organization serving Colorado State and its donors. With total invested assets in excess of $500 million for the first time in its history, CSUF’s portfolio and approach is poised for even greater success in helping to provide improved financial resources for the University. As a select member of the CSU President’s Cabinet, the CSUF President and CEO holds a University leadership position to help the President of the University and other Cabinet Members to guide CSU to greater impact. Being a part of this amazing team brings excellent senior level leadership experience to the next President and CEO.
The President and CEO also fulfills CSUF’s role as a member of CSU Alumni Association and Board of Directors, having the opportunity to interact and connect with over 100,000 Alumni living in Colorado and at least 100,000 around the country and globe. The new Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center (in the heart of the campus and next to the new CSU Multipurpose Stadium) has provided and will continue to provide an excellent opportunity to make a significant difference in the quality and content of those interactions for the future.
This is an extraordinary time for Colorado State University. Under the visionary leadership of Dr. Tony Frank, 14th President of the University and Chancellor of the CSU System, CSU is re-envisioning and redefining the role of a 21st Century Land Grant University for the future. The $1 Billion State Your Purpose Campaign, to be completed by 2020, is 91% of goal at this time. This campaign is moving CSU forward with “Purpose.” A physical revolution has taken place on the CSU Main and South Campuses and improvements have been made on the Foothills and Mountain Campuses. New buildings, infrastructure, transportation alternatives, thoughtful accessibility solutions, and innovative approaches have dramatically improved the campus functionality as well as beautified and enhanced the great vistas of Colorado and Fort Collins. This renovation is improving the educational, research and interaction facilities and opportunities for our students, alumni, donors, friends, faculty, and staff.
A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is a minimum of at least 7-10 years of successful leadership experience in a senior management capacity. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
About Aspen Leadership Group
Aspen Leadership Group is a national network of fundraising leaders. Through executive search and consulting services, and with a focus on careers rather than on isolated jobs, we build enduring and productive relationships with individuals pursuing careers in philanthropy and with leaders of organizations engaged in philanthropy.