Vice President for University Advancement
The Angeletti Group invites nominations and applications to join the leadership team of President Christopher A. Capuano as the next Vice President for University Advancement of Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU). This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and creative fundraising leader to help guide and implement the University’s newly adopted Strategic Plan, as well as drive a transformative fundraising campaign.
As one of the institution’s senior leaders, the Vice President for University Advancement will report directly to President Capuano. In this role, he/she will have oversight of a comprehensive advancement division, with a budget of $2.6 million and nearly 20 individuals focusing on alumni relations, communications and events, major and planned gifts, donor relations, systems, the annual fund, and the $125 million “One University Many Dreams” campaign. The selected candidate will be a visionary leader with proven success in fundraising and campaigns and an understanding of the trends and innovations that influence higher education fundraising.
The Vice President for University Advancement is responsible for the planning, coordination, and evaluation of all University fundraising activities. As the chief advancement professional, the Vice President for University Advancement has administrative responsibility for specific areas of fundraising, alumni relations (including alumni from Wroxton College and the Vancouver Campus), and University events.
This is an entrepreneurial opportunity to help Fairleigh Dickinson University engage with increasingly diverse constituencies, raise unprecedented levels of philanthropic support, and ensure that the University has the resources to fulfill its mission now and into the future.
The ideal candidate will bring to FDU exceptional fundraising and development experience, and strong leadership and management abilities. The candidate should have a high level of principal gift solicitation experience, and experience managing campaigns in multi-unit higher education institutions or multi-unit or large, complex institutions. The candidate should possess abilities in effective team building, talent management and performance building, as well as assessment and strategic planning. The Vice President for University Advancement should be adept at relationship building and relationship management across the Institution and with members of the external community.
In particular, the candidate will carefully assess the current campaign, make strategic recommendations and successfully implement strategies to bring the campaign to its successful conclusion in FY’25. As part of this objective, the candidate will need to work with and continue to build the campaign steering committee, which recently named a new chair.