Executive Director of Institutional Advancement (Associate Administrator)
- Job Class: Executive Compensation Plan (ECP)
- Job ID Number: 7362
- Department: School of Professional Studies
- Location: SPS: School of Professional Studies
- Closing Date: APR 6, 2013
Campus Specific Information
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Administration and Finance, the Executive Director of Institutional
Advancement will serve as the School's chief advancement officer and as Executive Director of The SPS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which raises funds for SPS programs and students. The Executive Director will be responsible for the overall leadership and strategic planning for development, alumni relations and Foundation relations. The Executive Director of Institutional Advancement will be responsible for creating and implementing an annual and long-term
development plan as well as supervising the development, Foundation, and alumni relations staff. Her or his central responsibilities will include growing philanthropic revenue, building the capacity for development activities, enhancing alumni participation, directing annual campaigns, and fostering a culture of philanthropy at SPS. The Executive Director will possess the skills and experience to develop and implement strategies to meet those goals, and will also be expected to identify and cultivate new sources of funds, develop lists of potential new donors, manage the donor database, steward donors and funders, and design and produce internal and external development reports. He/She will manage the School's relationships with its Foundation Board of Directors, the Office of the Chancellor of CUNY, departmental staff, colleagues, faculty, alumni, and volunteers. As a key member of School of Professional Studies Senior Staff, the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement will be expected to contribute broadly to all aspects of the fulfillment of the institution's mission and growth.
- Serve as chief development and advancement officer.
- Solicit major gifts, make numerous ongoing contacts with funders or their representatives, and
oversee several cultivation/fundraising events annually.
- Sustain and build effective relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders of
the School and University.
- Strategically evaluate potential funding prospects; initiate and steward major gift requests; and
direct development strategies while working in concert with development, marketing, and alumni staff.
- Work with key college partners including all levels of administration, faculty, staff, and volunteers to
expand all major gift and institutional fundraising efforts.
- Work with the Dean and others he appoints on capital and major gift campaigns including planned
giving and all development activity.
- Perform such other duties applicable to the position as assigned.
The Associate Administrator manages one or more College administrative functions. He/she
develops, implements, and assesses programs and services to produce high-quality results and meet
strategic goals. He/she also coordinates activities among different units, and with areas outside the
College, and may oversee staff, budget, operations, and facilities.
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.
- Master's degree in a related field preferred
- A minimum of ten years of senior-level advancement leadership, preferably within a complex higher
educational institution or non-profit organization strongly preferred
- Demonstrated track record of cultivating, soliciting and closing substantial charitable gifts from
individuals, corporations, and foundations.
- Understanding of New York City's philanthropic community
- Familiarity with public higher education, and knowledge of academic culture is desirable
- Significant experience in the design and leadership of advancement programs within a complex
higher education or non-profit environment, resulting in marked improvement and growth
- Progressively responsible, substantial and diverse development experience and a proven track
record demonstrating the ability to secure significant gifts including major gifts and annual fund from
both defined and non-defined constituencies
- Proven ability to build strong relationships with colleagues and key audiences including donors,
alumni, colleagues, potential donors, community and business leaders, and supervisors
- An ardent desire to act in an entrepreneurial and collegial manner to design, shape and build a
strong and successful institutional advancement program
- Exceptional interpersonal skills combined with the self-confidence and sensitivity needed to build
consensus for policy and operational changes
- Superior oral and written communications skills preferred
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
How To Apply
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