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Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Hunter College
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 17, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement

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The Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Institutional Advancement is a member of the Institutional Advancement senior management team, and directly reports to the College President.  This position will serve as a leadership role in strategically working with the President to oversee the operations of the Development team. The Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement will also work closely with the Hunter College Foundation Board Members, Deans, faculty, administrators, and alumni in the planning and execution of the development program and related activities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Collaborating with the President, to design and implement a comprehensive strategy to increase giving for all areas of fundraising, including annual giving, major and planned giving, and capital campaigns.

- Developing detailed strategies and programs for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual and prospective donors; managing the groups responsible for such activities.

- Developing an annual work plan that ensures the timely achievement of goals for fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship.

- Developing, planning, and managing a variety of fundraising and cultivation events.

- Overseeing the creation of solicitation and marketing materials to communicate fundraising needs.

- Developing, articulating, and implementing a comprehensive communications plan that will inform all fundraising activities and priorities.

- Establishing rapport with the President, the Foundation Board, Provost, alumni, community leaders, faculty, staff, and volunteers to gain an understanding of the college's substantive priorities, and facilitating the translation of those priorities into development, marketing, and public relations initiatives that lead to cultivation and solicitation; subsequently leading teams in the development and implementation of these initiatives.

- Overseeing the design and implementation of systematic donor and prospect research to support sound assessment of donors and prospects, and developing strategies designed to realize the current and lifetime giving potential of individual donors, leading to a stronger major gifts program.

- Supervising and directing the fundraising staff.

- Overseeing stewardship efforts to ensure that all donors are well-informed, acknowledged in meaningful ways, and appreciated in appropriate manner throughout the year.

- Contributing to the overall success of the Institutional Advancement Department by completing other assigned duties.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan.  All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.



The successful candidate will be an energetic, dynamic leader with a proven ability to build and enhance relationships. A strong work ethic and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment are essential, as are excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Assistant Vice President


Salary commensurate with education and experience.


CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development.  We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off.  Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website  or and following the CUNYfirst Job System Instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account. To search for this vacancy, click on Search Job Listings, select More Options To Search For CUNY Jobs and enter the Job Opening ID number.


Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).


Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Please include:


- Cover Letter

- Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

- Names and contact information of 3 references


Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred.


The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on January 13, 2022. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the positions remain open after initial round.


CUNY Job Posting: Executive


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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