Associate Vice President for College Advancement

SUNY Oneonta
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 25, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Alumni Affairs, Executive, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time

About SUNY Oneonta:

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The College is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the top 20 picturesque small towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The College's rating is 4.5 with one recent review noting that it's the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.

Job Description:

The Division of College Advancement at the State University of New York College at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta) invites applications for the position of Associate Vice President (AVP) for College Advancement, a key leadership position in major gifts solicitation, implementation of fundraising programs, and divisional planning. The AVP is a major gifts officer with a portfolio of current and prospective donors, and travels to solicit alumni and other individuals for support of SUNY Oneonta's mission and students, faculty, staff and institutional programs. This position reports to the Vice President for College Advancement/Executive Director of the College at Oneonta Foundation.

The successful candidate will join an experienced, dynamic Advancement team that has forward momentum as it enters the final two years of our Grow. Thrive. Live. comprehensive campaign. The Division of College Advancement works to increase charitable giving for the College, strengthen alumni traditions and networks, and build sustained, long-term relationships that promote the reputation and success of the College. To learn more about the College or the Division of College Advancement, please visit or

Responsibilities of the AVP include, but are not limited to: major gift solicitations through a portfolio of current and prospective donors with the goal to secure significant gifts of $25,000 to $1 million and above; campaign planning; collaboration with and support of volunteers, faculty and staff, the Vice President for College Advancement and other Advancement colleagues; supervision and mentoring of three gift officers responsible for major gift solicitations, and an administrative assistant. The successful candidate will display excellent fundraising skills in addition to communication, planning and analytical skills, supervisory and management expertise, creativity, and the ability to work collaboratively as a member of the College Advancement team.


Required Qualifications: bachelor's degree; five years or more of progressive fundraising and development experience; record of successfully cultivating and raising major gifts of $25,000 and above; excellent communication skills; proven ability to work independently and simultaneously as part of a team; a valid driver's license and commitment to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.

Additional Qualifications: experience working with leadership volunteers; experience working in a higher education environment; experience working with diverse constituencies.

Preferred Qualifications: campaign planning and implementation experience; strategic planning experience; CFRE designation from the Association of Fundraising Professionals; evidence of community service.

Additional Information:

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SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest and a resume. Contact information for three professional references will be required later in the search process.

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