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Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 6, 2023

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Executive, Other Executive
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Pratt Institute

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Pratt Institute seeks nominations and applications for its next vice president for institutional advancement (VPIA). The president and board of trustees are keenly interested in securing a professional who will embrace the culture of Pratt and will serve as a dynamic and trusted senior leader to develop and articulate a capacious vision for institutional advancement to further distinguish this world class and internationally ranked college with programs in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences and information studies. As part of the cabinet, the new vice president will serve as an advisor to officers and will have the opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with deans to define critically important goals and vital programs to advance the future of Pratt. Further, the vice president will work with an engaged and passionate president who brings vision and deep commitment to furthering Pratt's unique mission.

The VPIA will create and implement a dynamic, strategic advancement program, leading the entire range of development and alumni relations to increase Pratt's profile and philanthropic support. Priorities will be set as the strategic plan solidifies, while current fundraising will continue to include increasing contributed unrestricted annual operating revenue, endowment and scholarship funds and funding capital expansion/renovation plans in the context of planned major campaigns.

This is a highly visible role for an experienced, imaginative and entrepreneurial advancement executive capable of marshaling Pratt's full resources to build a robust culture of philanthropy to support one of the nation's most prominent higher education institutions with a clear and expanding focus on art and design. Specifically, the VPIA will lead and implement a broad-based strategic advancement effort that will increase Pratt's visibility and position among key influencers, constituents and major donors.

The successful candidate will provide leadership, direction and mentor-motivate a team whose mission is to maximize Pratt's position with current supporters, as well as in new markets to create greater philanthropic support for the Institute. A key priority is to create a compelling case for support and tailored engagement strategies and to identify, cultivate and secure major individual (including alumni) support. The ideal candidate will appreciate the vibrant role that the Institute plays in the local, national and global creative and educational communities.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile, found at

WittKieffer is assisting Pratt Institute in this search, which will remain open until an appointment is made. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Charlene L. Aguilar, Mercedes Chacon Vance and Jevon Walton

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $325-375K. Pratt Institute considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. This pay range represents base pay only and excludes any additional items such as incentives, bonuses, clinical compensation or other items.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.


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