Alfred University, a private
institution located in the Finger Lakes Region of Western New York,
seeks extraordinary candidates for the position of vice president
of University Advancement. Founded in 1836, Alfred University
is a friendly, vibrant living and learning community offering more
than 40 majors and concentrations, with degrees ranging from the
bachelor to doctoral level.
Our next Vice President for
Advancement will be a highly collaborative, strategic, skilled
leader, and team member with demonstrated experience in building
long-term relationships with donors, alumni, and members of the
external and internal campus community. The successful candidate
will understand the demands and ongoing changes in higher education
to assess and evaluate current fundraising practices, design and
execute a comprehensive advancement strategy and the necessary
infrastructure to build a high-performing operation that will
identify new revenue streams and areas of philanthropic support,
effectively steward current donors, and bring fresh ideas that
reflect the evolving nature of fundraising.
As a cabinet member, our next VPUA
will join a proactive leadership team to assist the President in
moving Alfred University towards its desired future through the
creation of philanthropy culture, both internally and
externally. The Vice President will be required to perform
job-related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this
description and as designated by the University President.
Master’s degree desired,
Bachelor’s degree required
Seven to ten
years of progressively responsible professional experience in
advancement preferred, preferably in higher education.
Experience in volunteer management and in soliciting gifts
Interpersonal communications and team building skills
Excellent writing skills
Commitment to the value of higher education
Self-motivated, goal-oriented and able to travel
Oversee Advancement activities including fundraising, gift
servicing, donor stewardship, alumni relations, alumni
communications, planned giving, annual giving, university events,
and capital campaigns.
Serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet
Represent Alfred University at various civic and educational
Establish well thought-out processes for the management of
information to be used strategically in order to plan and
Cultivate and maintain strong community relations such that the
interests of the University are well represented and
Carry a portfolio of major donors and be actively engaged in
major donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and
stewardship, in conjunction with the President.
- Set the vision for the Advancement team, in conjunction with
senior leaders of the university.
- Lead the Advancement team and develop a strategic plan;
updating it every three to five years; ensuring there are
measurable goals, an appropriate infrastructure, and a system of
accountability to meet those goals.
- Recruit, develop, and lead personnel on the Advancement
Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of
equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any
employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color,
sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical
or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin,
marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status,
domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status,
political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by
applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are
encouraged to apply.