Assistant Vice President for Principal Gifts and Executive Director
of Advancement, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical
Assistant Vice President
Posting Link https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/44219
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The Assistant Vice President for Principal Gifts and Executive
Director of Advancement, Jacobs School of Medicine and
, is responsible for leading a
comprehensive fundraising program in support of school and campaign
priorities. This position is an exciting opportunity within New
York’s largest flagship university and one of the oldest medical
schools in the United States. We look forward to welcoming to our
team a highly motivated and goal-oriented professional with
exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to develop
meaningful relationships both with campus partners and external
constituents. The ideal candidate will be a leader, problem-solver,
see a challenge as an opportunity, and find motivation in a
metrics-based higher education fundraising program.
- Work closely with the Senior Associate Vice President/Associate
Vice President, and the Vice President, university administration,
faculty, physician scientists, and key volunteers to pursue a
coordinated and broad-based program of cultivation, solicitation
and stewardship of principal gift prospects and donors on behalf of
the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
- Develop and manage a donor/prospect portfolio of approximately
50-75 individuals capable of making gifts of $1 million+ including
primarily those top prospects requiring attention from the
President, the Vice President for University Advancement, deans,
and department chairs.
- Execute approximately 100 face-to-face visits per year. The
incumbent must be able to travel up to 50% of the time, including
overnight and occasional weekends, and will be assigned to specific
geographic regions in which they will direct their advancement
Division of University Advancement
- Build, manage, and lead a high performing team of fundraising
professionals in support of Jacobs School of Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences priorities.
Building stronger connections with UB’s 280,000+ alumni and donors
worldwide is critical to the university’s goal: to situate UB among
the nation’s top 25 public research universities. UB alumni and
friends are grateful and generous, supporting the largest, most
ambitious fundraising campaign the university has ever launched.
ThroughBoldly Buffalo: The Campaign for UB, we
raise $1 billion. We invite you to join our University Advancement
team and be part of our historic efforts.
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- Bachelor’s degree.
- A minimum of seven years of significant fund development (7-8
figures) experience, including professional staff management,
program planning and personal solicitation; proven success in goal
achievement in a highly structured and metric-oriented role.
Related experiences in sales/marketing, financial planning and
other fields will be considered.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; negotiation
skills; and the ability to deal with complex concepts and
- Demonstrated commitment to collaboration as well as the ability
to work well both independently and collectively with a diverse
team and constituents.
- High level of personal and professional integrity and
- Technical/digital competence.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen
and interact effectively with high-capacity individuals.
- Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, including local and
regional visits, and work evenings and occasional weekends.
$150,000 - $185,000
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