Associate Director of Advancement

Position Summary

University Advancement has four (4) vacancies for an Associate Director of Advancement supporting the following units: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (2), School of Management (1) and the College of Arts and Sciences (1). These positions will play an integral role in a comprehensive advancement program, geared to successfully meet the University’s goals for short and long-term private support.

Duties and assignments include, but are not limited to:
  • Identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding constituents capable of making major gifts of $50,000 or more.
  • The Associate Director(s) will be tasked with developing, strengthening and growing a full pipeline of prospects across the full spectrum of stage development, ranging from discovery through stewardship. A Director level title can be considered for the appropriate candidate(s).



Desired candidates are those that seek a challenging and results-oriented opportunity within a complex, diverse and multidisciplinary organization. Potential candidates with intellectual curiosity, ambition, tenacity and self-motivation, coupled with a passion for the socio-economic impact of higher education on families and communities will be considered with specific interest. Candidates with a strong track record of goal-achievement and an interest in higher education research are encouraged to apply.

UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence and making a positive impact on the world. Building strong connections with our 280,000+ alumni and donors worldwide is critical to fueling UB’s future, which includes the aspiration to be situated in the Top 25 of American public universities. Through the $1 billion Boldly Buffalo campaign, the Division | of University Advancement is leading that charge by helping foster a new UB environment that broadens opportunities for alumni engagement, capitalizes on positive student experiences and builds philanthropic support.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum of three years in a fund-development role, with demonstrated success in goal-achievement, planning and personal solicitation. Related experience in professional sales/marketing, financial planning/advising and other fields will be considered.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; an intellectual curiosity; the ability to deal with complex concepts and ambiguity as well as to negotiate conversations/details.
  • Technical/digital competence.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaboration as well as the ability to work well both independently and collectively with a diverse team and donor/prospect constituency.
  • Excellent judgement, listening skills, and diplomacy.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time (primarily beyond the borders of WNY ) and to work evenings and on occasional weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

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