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Associate Vice President, Regional Advancement

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 17, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time
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Job # 037498 Department Code 50412-7125 Department Advancement and External Affairs Job Title Associate Vice President, Regional Advancement Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level 07 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The associate vice president is the chief individual charged with creating and implementing a strategy for the engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of alumni, friends, parents and donors from designated domestic regions of the US and all international regions outside of the United States. He/she works collaboratively with the Office of Alumni Engagement, academic units (including Academic Affairs and Deans), Syracuse Abroad, marketing and communications, the Chancellor’s Office, and Advancement and External Affairs units to deliver programs, activities that engage our alumni and other friends that lead to high participation from donors and increased philanthropy. The position directly leads and manages the regional development staff, New York City Advancement team, International Advancement, and also has direct, front-line responsibility for solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of major donors. Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Eight + years of experience in fund-raising work in higher education is required.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience of fundraising staff.
  • A valid driver’s license and passport are required.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Considerable and demonstrated experience in fund-raising work in higher education is required.
  • Strong experience in major gift fundraising with a demonstrated record of successfully soliciting six and seven figure gifts .
  • Ability to lead and manage a comprehensive advancement operation.
  • Possess outstanding communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to build collaborative relationships. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of academic alumni engagement and development activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with partners and colleagues across a complex institutional framework.
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness and availability to travel domestically and internationally.
Supervise and direct regional fundraising staff for attainment of annual goals and objectives. Develop, implement, and assess strategies for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of constituents in identified domestic and international regions by regional fundraising staff. Develop specific strategies for each region to identify engagement and fundraising opportunities. Assist faculty, deans and other internal constituents with foundation strategies, project development, proposal submission, and stewardship methods for regionally based prospects. Oversee and direct specific and targeted strategies for the NYC metro area in consideration of the substantial alumni and donor base in the region. This includes specific efforts to support campus-based units and development officers and their fundraising efforts in the metro NY area.

Establish and manage effective relationships with a portfolio of 20 ¿ 25 donor and prospective donor households; Identify and evaluate additional potential donors from available research, screenings and event participation.
Report results of all gifts/solicitation efforts in the Citrus database including, but not limited to: generate development activity reports, interactions, coordinate and ensure the accuracy of data entry and maintenance of corporate related development records, interactions, and donor/prospect files via CITRUS in collaboration with AEA central units.

Develop, plan, implement and evaluate strategies to advance communication, participation, volunteerism and philanthropy among international Syracuse University alumni as well as parents, friends and donors. This includes a campus-wide engagement strategy that leverages the alumni engagement resources in place at the schools, colleges and units as well as Syracuse Abroad. Be a point of contact for international-based constituents to engage in the life of the University; encourage participation in activities and evaluate potential for development involvement
Plan and implement prospect cultivation strategies collaboratively with units across campus.

Create strategies for donor cultivation and solicitation through coordination of the available resources of the Advancement and External Affairs central teams, including Alumni Engagement, Philanthropic Engagement (i.e., Annual Giving), Corporate and Foundation Relations, Planned Giving, Major and Principal Gifts. Work closely with colleagues from across campus including AEA leadership, and colleagues in the schools and colleges and other non-academic units.

Serve as divisional senior team member and contribute to establishing and implementing divisional goals, priorities, and initiatives. Represent the division on campus committees and leadership groups. Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 09/17/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants
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