Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Jun 06, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10757

Regular/Temporary: Regular


As a key member of the executive management team, the Assistant Vice President oversees one or more College functions to fulfill comprehensive program goals and contributes to overall College strategic objectives.  He/she plans and implements a range of successful programs; and oversees staff, budget, operations, and facilities.


Assistant Vice President




The Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Institutional Advancement is a member of the Institutional Advancement senior management team, reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and will serve a leadership role in strategically developing and implementing an aggressive fundraising program.  The Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement will work closely with the President, Hunter College Foundation Board Members, Deans, faculty, administrators, and alumni in the planning and execution of the development program and related activities. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Leading fundraising teams on the formulation of fundraising goals and priorities and in the execution of established goals and priorities.
- Designing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to increase giving for all areas of fundraising, including annual giving, major and planned giving, and capital campaigns.
- Directing teams that will implement the strategic plan for increased giving efforts.
- Developing detailed strategies and programs for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual and prospective donors; managing the groups responsible for such activities.
- Developing an annual work plan that ensures the timely achievement of goals for fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship.
- Developing, planning, and managing a variety of fundraising and cultivation events.
- Overseeing the creation of solicitation and marketing materials to communicate fundraising needs.
- Developing, articulating, and implementing a comprehensive communications plan that will inform all fundraising activities and priorities.
- Establishing rapport with the President, the Foundation Board, Provost, alumni, community leaders, faculty, staff, and volunteers to gain an understanding of the college's substantive priorities, and facilitating the translation of those priorities into development, marketing, and public relations initiatives that lead to cultivation and solicitation; subsequently leading teams in the development and implementation of these initiatives.
- Directing a long-term, systematic fundraising plan that will sustain and increase fundraising totals annually and in accordance with established priorities.
- Engaging and involving the President and faculty members (as appropriate) in the cultivation and solicitation of high-level prospects (i.e. individuals, corporations, foundations, and alumni).
- Overseeing the design and implementation of systematic donor and prospect research to support sound assessment of donors and prospects, and developing strategies designed to realize the current and lifetime giving potential of individual donors, leading to a stronger major gifts program.
- Supervising and directing the fundraising staff.
- Overseeing stewardship efforts to ensure that all donors are well-informed, acknowledged in meaningful ways, and appreciated in appropriate manner throughout the year.
- Contributing to the overall success of the Institutional Advancement Department by completing other assigned duties.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan.  All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.  Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.


The successful candidate will be an energetic, dynamic leader with a proven ability to build and enhance relationships. A strong work ethic and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment are essential, as are excellent written and verbal communication skills. Bachelor's degree and minimum of 8 years related experience required.


Commensurate with qualifications experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your resume or curriculum vitae and cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. The resume, cover letter, and any other required documents must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format.


The committee will begin reviewing applications on June 19, 2014. The search will remain open until the position is filled.


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