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Vice President for University Advancement

St. Lawrence University
Canton, New York (US)
Commensurate with qualifications
Date posted
Jan 30, 2024

Vice President for University Advancement

St. Lawrence University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President of University Advancement.

St. Lawrence is a nationally recognized, independent, private, non-denominational, predominantly undergraduate university serving 2,250 students who hail from 43 states and over 70 countries and is the oldest continuously coeducational institution of higher learning in New York State. Located in Canton, New York, St. Lawrence considers its location one of its greatest assets. Canton sits between the Adirondack Park, the largest state park in the United States and the site of the University’s nationally recognized Adirondack Semester, and the Canadian-U.S. border that is the St. Lawrence River. It is in close proximity to U.S. cities such as Burlington, VT, Syracuse, NY, and the major Canadian cities and cultural centers of Ottawa and Montreal.

Reporting directly to President Morris and serving as a member of the University Senior Staff, the Vice President provides strategic direction and leadership for development, alumni relations and advancement operations functions and a staff of over 40. Through direct and indirect cultivation of major gift donors, the Vice President is responsible for substantially increasing the levels of participation and dollars in annual giving, endowment assets, and capital campaign projects. The Vice President is accountable for working effectively and with integrity with trustees, alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, students, and members of the North Country community from various and diverse backgrounds, developing clear objectives and delivering results, and being an effective partner with the University President. The Vice President will also be a valuable team member with the senior staff and others in building understanding about, relationships with, and investments in the University. Paramount is the expectation to assist the University President in advancing the University in its mission and toward attainment of its vision.

The ideal candidate will have proven leadership experience in a senior administrative capacity, especially the development and execution of comprehensive campaigns, demonstrated success in fundraising, experience working with major donors, and a proven ability to develop and inspire a team of accomplished professionals. This is a full-time position on the St. Lawrence University campus in Canton, NY. The anticipated salary range for this role is $270,000 to $290,000. For additional details, visit the full position profile:

Please send all queries, nominations, and applications to:

Susan VanGilder, Practice Leader and Managing Director, Education Practice
Kamilah Allen, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search

For more information about St. Lawrence University, please visit:

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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