Vice President for College Advancement

Oneonta, Otsego County
Jul 23, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs

Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY seeks an outstanding and experienced individual to serve as Vice President for College Advancement. Hartwick is a four-year, private, residential, coeducational liberal arts and sciences college. The College of approximately 1,576 students has an expansive curriculum which emphasizes a long standing commitment to enhancing a high quality education. The Vice President will provide leadership of the ongoing advancement program and final phases of The Campaign for Hartwick Students. The successful candidate will join the Hartwick community no later than January 2015.

The Vice President for College Advancement has the responsibility to work with alumni, parents, donors and the community to strengthen the resources available to the college to enhance academic quality, support student needs and strengthen the region. The College Advancement division includes Alumni Relations, Development, and Corporate and Foundation Relations and provides oversight for the College’s Governmental Relations activities.


The College seeks a professional who will provide leadership in the Advancement and Alumni program and in completing The Campaign for Hartwick Students which has a goal of $32 million. Currently the level of support is at $25 million. The VPCA will support the Chair of the Campaign Committee consisting of trustees, volunteers and staff. The successful candidate will partner with various sectors of the College in shaping the strategic vision of the institution and translating that vision into effective and successful friends and fundraising.


The Vice President for College Advancement will be a strong leader with progressively responsible experience (preferably 10 years) as an administrator and leader of development/advancement programs. Significant strength in the field of development management is essential, as is a goal orientation and a demonstrated understanding of the importance of the role of alumni and community in the success of the College. Qualified candidates must possess a combination of education (a Master’s degree is preferred) and experience required to perform the full range of duties assigned to the Vice President for College Advancement.  The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and accomplished individual with leadership experience in development and campaign management; a track record of significant personal success in donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship at major and principal gift levels, and a deep professional knowledge of current best practices within all components of the advancement paradigm.


The Hartwick Vice President for College Advancement Search Committee will be evaluating applications in early fall with the goal of appointing a new Vice President in October or November. Although applications will be accepted until the time that a Vice President is selected, candidates should submit their materials by September 3, 2014 for the most favorable consideration.


Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and five professional references with email and telephone numbers (references will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant). Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (MS Word or Adobe PDF) to: The search is being assisted by: Oscar C. Page, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, AGB 903-870-8303


Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. We welcome applications from the community, alumni, and the general public.