Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Niagara University
Posted: July 17, 2017
Location: New York, United States
Position: Executive, Fundraising
Field: Education
Salary: Not specified
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Category: Executive, Fundraising administration
Employment Level: Full-time

Niagara University, a private Catholic University, invites applications for the Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement.  The Associate Vice President, Institutional  Advancement  an externally funded position, is responsible for the coordination and delivery of Niagara University’s comprehensive advancement program including supervising directly major gifts, planned giving, advancement services, alumni engagement and areas of external relations where outcomes are designed to enhance the mission of the institutional advancement sector.

The successful candidate shall hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with seven years' related experience or a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with five years' related experience. A valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle.  Must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.

Desired Qualifications include significant experience in senior level management of advancement activities in higher education or  other major not-for-profit institutions; Ability to establish respectful, ethical, high level and enduring relationships with high net worth individuals and others identified as philanthropic prospects and investors in the University’s mission; Strong and demonstrable interpersonal, written, publications and verbal communications skills;  Strong analytical skills and experience required for sector planning and outcomes assessment; Knowledge of and expertise in philanthropic giving vehicles, including IRS and other tax regulations, related to effective management of philanthropic solicitations;  Ability to work in non-traditional business times, including weekends and evenings, and to travel for extended periods away from the University’s campus to visit potential prospects for philanthropic gifts as well as to maintain stewardship relationships with current donors and investors; Ability to drive a personal or University vehicle for University business as required.

Niagara University was founded in 1856 by the Catholic Vincentian Fathers, whose mission emphasizes practical training and excellence in service of society. NU’s traditional stone buildings and leafy green campus sits on Monteagle Ridge, overlooking the Niagara River Gorge just three miles north of the majestic Niagara Falls. Immediately adjacent to Canada, NU’s bi-national culture is built on close proximity to major manufacturing and business centers in Buffalo and Toronto, attracting from both countries significant populations of students and faculty.

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 Along with the application, please submit cover letter and resume.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.  In accordance with the Clery Act, a copy of the annual security report is available at: