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Senior Director of Advancement, College of Arts and Sciences

University at Buffalo
New York, United States
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Jul 31, 2023
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Senior Director of Advancement, College of Arts and Sciences

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University Advancement has a vacancy for a Senior Director of Advancement to support the College of Arts and Sciences . Under the general leadership of the University at Buffalo’s Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement, the Senior Director of Advancement is responsible for raising private gifts for the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest and most comprehensive academic unit at the University at Buffalo, as part of the university’s overall fundraising program.

Duties will include:
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and colleagues in University Advancement, as well as the dean, faculty, and key volunteers to pursue a coordinated and strategic program of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors for the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Develop and manage a donor/prospect portfolio of approximately 132 individuals capable of making gifts of $100K+, including individuals in early-stage cultivation and/or with whom the university has little to no relationship.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, including local and regional visits, and work evenings and occasional weekends.
This position is an exciting opportunity within New York’s largest flagship university. 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, complex, diverse, and multidisciplinary organization.

Division of University Advancement
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. Through Boldly Buffalo: The Campaign for UB, we seek to raise $1 billion. We invite you to join our University Advancement team and be part of our historic efforts.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UBF comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our UBF benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum of five years of fundraising or comparable revenue-generation experience, including personal solicitation and proven success in goal achievement.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; negotiation skills; and the ability to deal with complex concepts and ambiguity.
  • Strong problem solving and oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen and interact effectively with donors or high-level volunteers.
  • 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.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, including local and regional visits, and work evenings and occasional weekends.
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$90,000 - $120,000

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