Executive Director Military & Veteran Development

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 3, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
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Job # 039031 Department Code 31301-0097 Department D'Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) Job Title Executive Director Military & Veteran Development Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S6 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The Executive Director (ED) will report to the Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation. The ED is responsible for all aspects of development, fundraising, and donor stewardship, in support of the University’s class-leading military, veteran, and defense-related programs and initiatives, to include the D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families ( IVMF ) and the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs ( OVMA ).

The ED will execute a comprehensive strategy leading a team responsible for development operations, corporate/foundation partnerships, annual giving, individual philanthropy, new projects/initiatives, military-connected alumni programs, and donor stewardship.

The ED will also manage a portfolio of corporate, foundation and individual major gift prospects. The Ideal candidate will be an experienced leader who is well versed in leading a fundraising team raising more than $15 million per year from multiple sources including corporate, foundation and individuals. The role requires the ability to work across several units at the University in order to accomplish mutual goals. The candidate will be a public face of Syracuse University’s military and veteran initiatives and should have experience presenting to C-Suite level executives and decision makers. Qualifications
  • Experience leading a multi-functional fundraising team raising support from corporate, foundation and individuals.
  • Leadership and operational experience, including translating strategic imperatives into actionable plans.
  • A Master’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
  • Minimum 7+ years of professional experience.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills at the executive level
  • Experience in interacting professionally with a diverse population.
  • Experience working effectively in an environment requiring balancing multiple competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Executes a veteran and military-connected ‘one-university’ development strategy. Directs strategic planning, organizing, implementing and managing all aspects of the departmental fundraising including direct supervision/assignment of a seven-person fundraising team.
  • Develops, implements and manages a university wide stewardship program designed to foster and nurture long-term, meaningful relationships between the University, IVMF, OVMA and its donors, and enabling the team to engage in leadership activity with partners. Provides support and measure strategies, cultivation steps, solicitations and stewardship of prospects. Ensures proper tracking and reporting in CITRUS .
  • Evaluates performance within AEA Prospect Management Guidelines. Travels locally/nationally to cultivate, solicit and steward major gift donors and prospects. Build and manage a portfolio of corporate, foundation and individual prospects.
  • Leads the Assistant Director of Annual giving to increase digital and annual giving to the D’Aniello Institute and the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs. Provide support and strategic input to the Assistant Director and external agencies in order to diversify revenue and grow military and veteran related annual funds and individual giving pipeline.
  • Serves as the liaison between IVMF / OVMA and the central development office assuring the unit is properly aligned with the central development office objectives, measures and evaluates gift officer performance consistent with metrics in the division, and that the use of all available resources and support services are being optimized.
  • Utilizes CITRUS and database systems for prospect management. Serves as a member of the Advancement Leadership Team.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu. About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEO Statement
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/96034 Job Posting Date 10/03/2022 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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