Assistant Vice President for College AdvancementSUNY Geneseo
SUNY Geneseo, one of the nation’s leading public liberal arts colleges, seeks a well-qualified individual for the position of Assistant Vice President for College Advancement. Located in the national historic landmark village of Geneseo in New York State’s Finger Lakes region, the residential campus overlooks the picturesque Genesee Valley, just 30 miles south of the major metropolitan area of Rochester and 70 miles east of Buffalo. The College, a selective institution that regularly leads the “Best Undergraduate Teaching” list among the top public universities in the north by U.S. News and World Report, is New York State’s sole member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a national alliance of liberal arts colleges in the public sector.
The Assistant Vice President for College Advancement reports directly to the Vice President for College Advancement, and is responsible for leading, managing, and directing the major and planned gifts function. The position ensures the successful cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of financial contributions by alumni, parents of current and former students, friends, corporations, and foundations in support of the College’s mission and strategic plan. As a member of College Advancement's senior management team, the AVP works closely with advancement services, annual giving, and alumni and parent relations, and communications colleagues as well as all the members of the Geneseo community including students, faculty, and staff to create and facilitate a successful and enduring culture of philanthropy for Geneseo. The position plays a central role in managing fundraising volunteers and in the development of policies, procedures, and guidelines supporting the work of the major and planned gifts department.
SUNY Geneseo seeks an ambitious, enthusiastic, creative, collaborative and service-driven leader with a keen appreciation of the College’s distinctive mission and a desire to build upon the College’s culture of philanthropy. The successful candidate will have strong record of direct experience in securing major/planned gifts (at least six-figures), campaign, supervisory, and administrative experience as well as demonstrated business acumen, leadership, writing, and organizational skills, and possess at least three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in a higher education fundraising setting. She/he will have exemplary interpersonal and communication skills; ability to interface with staff and volunteers collaboratively; ability to initiate and maintain relationships with donors, alumni, and College and community representatives; exceptional integrity; mature judgment; and ability to maintain confidentiality with constituent information.
A master’s degree is preferred; a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field coupled with significant experience. Significant travel and possess and maintain a valid driver’s license is required.
SUNY Geneseo is highly selective and is consistently rated among the top public universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the national historic landmark village of Geneseo, the residential campus overlooks the picturesque Genesee Valley, just 30 miles south of the major metropolitan area of Rochester and 70 miles east of Buffalo. SUNY Geneseo is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector. http://www.geneseo.edu.
SUNY Geneseo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our full non-discrimination statement, see: http://www.geneseo.edu/affirmativeaction.
All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks. See our full Background Investigation Statement at http://www.geneseo.edu/hr/employment.
Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security Report(ASR) for the College at www.geneseo.edu/police. The ASR contains information on campus security policies and certain campus crime statistics. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the ASR by contacting the SUNY Geneseo University Police Department at 585-245-5651.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled