Vice President for Advancement (VPA)

Expiring today

New Jersey, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 29, 2020
Nov 27, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


Vice President for Advancement (VPA)


The VPA serves as the College's chief advancement officer, a leading philanthropic ambassador, and voice of the institution. Reporting to the President, the VPA provides the vision, strategic planning, and active leadership to ensure that the College's community relations, grant development, strategic partnerships, philanthropic, and alumni engagement functions are collaborative, integrated, high-functioning, fully infused throughout the institution, and recognized as a model in the region. The VPA is the strategic leader responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to increase brand recognition, enhance the prospect pipeline, ensure a warm handoff of prospects to the Enrollment Management team, and significantly grow alternative sources of funding through private grants, government funding, corporate partnerships, and giving among all constituent groups.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A proven and established advancement/development professional with a strong track record of full-time, progressively increasing responsible leadership experience in institutional advancement and/or development.
  • Master's degree and at least seven years successful experience in fundraising are strongly preferred although a college degree plus additional equivalent experience may be considered to substitute for Master's degree.
  • Prior successful experience working within higher education is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster productive relationships with internal and external stakeholder, including elected officials, community leaders, business leaders, donors, trustees, senior executive institutional leaders, employees, students, parents, and alumni.
  • Ability to effectively and concisely present substantive information to the College Board of Trustees, Foundation Board of Trustees, and Alumni Association Board.
  • Significant success in developing a master prospect pipeline; raising funds through planned giving, donor cultivation for individual and major gifts, private and government grants, and corporate giving; executing a capital or comprehensive campaign; and strengthening an institutional culture of philanthropy. Strong preference for a proven track record of securing gifts/grants of six figures and larger ($100,000+) and familiarity with Monmouth County and New Jersey philanthropic leaders.
  • A creative problem solver and change-agent who makes significant positive and high-impact contributions as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated senior leadership experience with the ability to define a vision, develop strategic plans, lead a team toward the fulfillment of goals, and effectively manage a budget.
  • Comfort with 'hands-on' work while managing a small staff and a large group of volunteers.
  • Fluency in the use of a client relations management system and other technologies to optimize operations and enhance results.

*Competitive salary and generous benefit plan.

For complete information on duties, qualifications and to apply, visit: Click on “Jobs@Brookdale” then “Brookdale Employment Listings”. If you need assistance with the online process call 732-224-2739 or email: hrdept@brookdalecc.eduPosition Closes on 11/30/2020.

BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE                                                    765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, New Jersey 07738

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.



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