Vice President for Advancement

Nazareth College
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Dec 07, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Nazareth College in the search for a Vice President for Advancement.

Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Advancement will serve as the chief development and fundraising officer for Nazareth College. Inspired by the sense of purpose and ingenuity that defines the College, the Vice President will represent Nazareth College across the Greater Rochester community, New York state, and the nation. The Vice President will design and implement a best-in-class advancement program, to include major gifts; annual fund; planned giving; leadership giving; research and prospect management; donor cultivation and stewardship; alumni engagement; and corporate, foundation, and government relations. The Vice President will partner with the President to envision and define strategies that will further Nazareth’s mission in both the short- and long-term including an upcoming capital campaign and the College's Centennial which celebrates Nazareth's College's commitment to leading social reform and progress toward a more just society.

Nazareth College provides a learning community that educates students in the liberal arts, sciences, visual and performing arts, and professional fields, fostering commitment to a life informed by intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and aesthetic values. Nazareth graduates develop skills necessary for the pursuit of meaningful careers and inspire dedication to the ideal of service to their communities. Nazareth seeks students who want to make a difference in their own world and the world around them, and encourages them to develop the understanding, commitment, and confidence to lead fully informed and actively engaged lives. The College’s founding value of social justice fuels a strong and active commitment to inclusion and anti-racism.

Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, New York, challenges and supports 2,300 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.

Nazareth prepares students for careers and continued study through rigorous academic programs, global and cross-cultural experiences, and hands-on career experience while in college. Most new alumni are employed or in graduate school within 12 months of graduating. Of the Class of 2019, 27% continued their education at Nazareth, pursuing fields that require advanced degrees such as physical therapy, social work, and education.

Nazareth is cited among the country's best institutions for undergraduate education in Princeton Review's Best 386 Colleges, 2021 Edition; as a Best Value School, among the Best Regional Universities (North) and best for veterans in U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2021 Guide; is ranked regionally (northeast) and nationally on the Higher Education College Ranking 2021, with high marks for civic engagement by the Wall Street Journal/Times; as a best value college in America by  Money Magazine 2020-21, based on tuition fees, family borrowing, and career earnings; as a Best Master's Universities, based on contributions to social mobility, research, and public service; and as a Best Bang for the Buck — Northeast for helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices by Washington Monthly 2020.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least ten years of experience in fundraising at a senior level in a not-for-profit environment, with at least five years of experience in a leadership capacity. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Nazareth College.