Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement
(Associate Vice President, MP2)
SUNY Cortland seeks an Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement (AVPIA) who will provide oversight and coordination of the fundraising initiatives for the institution. In addition, the AVPIA will work closely with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA), in concert with the Board of Directors of the Cortland College Foundation (CCF), to provide key leadership in bringing the current $25 million comprehensive capital campaign to completion over the next couple years and continue to broaden and enhance our fundraising efforts for the future. The AVPIA will also be responsible for direct supervision of our major gifts, planned gifts and leadership gift officers; the Director of the Cortland Fund (who manages the annual fund operations); the Manager of Compliance and Stewardship, and advancement information services. The AVP will also be responsible for all operational budgets under the fundraising unit, which will be coordinated with the VPIA and the Director of Advancement Financial Operations for the CCF. The AVPIA will also manage a portfolio of 30-40 prospects and donors. This position is considered management confidential.
SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Faculty and staff support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.
SUNY Cortland, a comprehensive college known for superb programs designed to support a commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice is one of 64 campuses in the State University of New York system. The State University of New York is a quality public university that combines world-renowned faculty, dedicated staff, and a truly diverse body of talented students to pursue its mission in every corner of the state: “to learn, to search, to serve.”
The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.
A bachelor’s degree and several years of progressive experience in institutional advancement to include development, donor relations or fundraising experience is required as well as; demonstrated experience in closing major gifts; demonstrated ability to supervise and lead a team; strong communication skills both verbal and written; effective interpersonal skills to develop collaborative working relationships; evidence of ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects and establish goals; and willingness and ability to travel and work varied hours as needed.
A master's degree is preferred along with evidence of experience working effectively with a Board of Directors; experience with development, donor relations, or fundraising in higher education; and capital campaign experience.
For a detailed job description or to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/4104.
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by July 15, 2020.
The State University of New York College at Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.