Associate Director of Advancement, Graduate School of Education

University at Buffalo
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Summary

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 considered.
· 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 conversations/details.
· 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 Education.
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