Career Opportunities

Assistant Vice President for Development

An exceptional opportunity exists to join the Lebanese American University (LAU) as a senior member of the University Advancement team.

Role Summary

The Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Development in Institutional Advancement provides strategic leadership, direction, and management for the Lebanese American University’s major fundraising programs in Lebanon and the MENA region. He/she is responsible for the management of relationships and securing gifts with a portfolio of top prospects and donors who have the capability of making highly significant contributions to LAU and to the LAU Health Foundation.

This opportunity calls for a professional with sixteen or more years of progressively senior experience in front-line fundraising and strong working knowledge of industry best practices relevant to the successful cultivation, solicitation, and closing of high-level prospects and benefactors for principal gifts. The AVP for Development is based in Lebanon and reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA).

The AVP for Development is a key member of the leadership team and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting fundraising for the university and its medical centers. He/she is responsible for developing specific metrics and performance plans that hold each unit accountable for overall fundraising goals.                                                                                                             

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a clear advanced capacity for strategic thinking, multi-tasking, relationship management, team leadership and effective execution. Initiative, resourcefulness, and entrepreneurial drive are expected across the spectrum of tasks performed.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Manage Prospect Portfolio for LAU and for LAU Health Foundation:

Minimum Required Qualifications

Interested candidates should email their CVs with a letter of interest outlining the applicant’s relevant experience to vacancy8@lau.edu.lb, specifying the job title in the subject line. 

Closing date for accepting applications is Monday, March 4, 2024.

CVs should include the exact month and year while listing the candidate’s professional experience and educational background. No applications will be accepted after this date, and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

The Lebanese American University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.