Under the general leadership of the University at Buffalo’s Senior
Associate Vice President for Advancement, the Associate Director of
Advancement, will play an integral role in a comprehensive
advancement program, geared to successfully meet the University’s
goals for short and long-term private support. Duties and
assignments include, but are not limited to, identifying,
cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding constituents capable of
making major gifts of $50,000 or more. The Associate Director will
be tasked with developing, strengthening and growing a full
pipeline of prospects across the full spectrum of stage
development, ranging from discovery through stewardship.
This position is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a
highly motivated and goal-oriented professional who is adeptly
skilled at balancing the art of relationship building with the
rigor of a metrics- based higher education fundraising program in
one of the nation’s most complex and best ranked public
universities. The Associate Director will join a team of
individuals who are focused on ensuring sustainable philanthropic
growth commensurate with the needs of the school they work in
support of by engaging alumni and friends, soliciting prospects and
stewarding donors in a professional and collaborative manner.
Desired candidates are those that seek a challenging and
results-oriented opportunity within a complex, diverse and
multidisciplinary organization. Potential candidates with
intellectual curiosity, ambition, tenacity and self-motivation,
coupled with a passion for the socio-economic impact of higher
education on families and communities will be considered with
specific interest. Candidates with a strong track record of
goal-achievement and an interest in higher education research are
encouraged to apply. Minimum Qualifications
· Bachelor’s degree
· A minimum of three years in a fund-development role, with
demonstrated success in goal-achievement, planning and personal
solicitation. Related experience in professional sales/marketing,
financial planning/advising and other fields will be
· Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong
interpersonal skills; an intellectual curiosity; the ability to
deal with complex concepts and ambiguity as well as to negotiate
· 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.
· Excellent judgement, listening skills, and diplomacy.
· Ability to travel up to 50% of the time (primarily beyond the
borders of WNY ) and to work evenings and on occasional
weekends. Preferred Qualifications
Graduate of, or familiarity with, the UB Graduate School of
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