Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Buffalo, NY
Feb 22, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

The Institutional Advancement Office at Buffalo State, State University of New York, seeks candidates for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Buffalo State seeks an outstanding, innovative and forward thinking Vice President for Institutional Advancement. The candidate will manifest successes and demonstrated experiences in areas such as major gifts, planned giving, foundation management, alumni relations, community volunteer relations, corporate/foundation relations, special events protocol, and capital campaigns.

The successful candidate will lead and manage development and advancement efforts of the college consistent with the strategic priorities of the campus and in partnership with the President and the leadership team. Set, establish, monitor, and achieve college fundraising goals. Assess, manage, train, and recruit fundraising staff and provide oversight and leadership of volunteers assisting in fundraising. Fulfill accountability in reporting requirements. Assure, demonstrate, and provide leadership to maintain the highest ethical standards. Integrate alumni relations and development in ways that ensure the support and success of the college. Serve as Executive Director of the College Foundation Board.

Required Qualifications:

- Senior or executive level experience leading, managing and supervising development and/or advancement staff:
- Evidence of financial management suitable to oversee the college foundation entity;
- Evidence of ability to cultivate and secure 7 figure gift or higher;
- Evidence of a formal leadership role in advancement/development;
- Full time experience in academic or nonprofit organization;
- Demonstrated contribution to the strength of a diverse and inclusive environment;
- Strong communication skills;
- Bachelor's degree

Preferred Qualifications:

- Advanced degree;
- Alumni giving programs experience;
- Civic engagement or community relations experience;
- Corporate/foundation relations experience;
- Evidence of collaboration with volunteers;
- Familiarity with fundraising software;
- Experience as a major gift officer;
- Planned giving experience
- Special events experience

Qualified applicants may apply online at

Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to respect for diversity and individual differences.