Vice President for University Advancement

Long Island University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 03, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time




Brookville, New York

The Vice President for University Advancement (VPUA) will provide strategic leadership for fundraising efforts around institutional initiatives of the highest value and priority to Long Island University (LIU). Reporting directly to President Kimberly Cline and serving as a member of her leadership team, the VPUA will convene university partners and lead the development and execution of coordinated strategies aimed to maximize the lifetime engagement and philanthropic support of LIU’s most generous supporters. 


The VPUA will work in close partnership with the President to advance LIU’s principal gifts program, leading all frontline fundraisers and volunteers to secure gifts from the University’s wealthiest alumni donors, corporations, support generated from the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, etc. including multigenerational families, family offices, trust and estate strategies, and venture philanthropy, as well as the factors and strategies that will inspire unprecedented levels of support. The VPUA will also collaborate closely with senior leadership to significantly enhance giving to LIU.


Long Island University was founded in 1926. The university is committed to providing a high-quality education through teaching excellence and impactful research opportunities. LIU offers over 275 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs, educating over 15,000 students each year. The University cultivates academic, professional, artistic, and co-curricular opportunities. 


LIU Brooklyn enables students to realize their full potential as ethically grounded, intellectually vigorous, and socially responsible global citizens. The campus offers more professional programs in health care than any other campus in the New York metropolitan area, including the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Science, The Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing, and LIU’s Health Professions. The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports and Entertainment provides dynamic instruction and interaction with top artists in the classroom. The Polk School of Communications is aligned with the nearly 75 history of the University’s Polks awards for investigative journalism. LIU Brooklyn is home to Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, a dynamic performance venue designed to nourish students’ artistic exploration.


LIU Post is a scenic, historic, and scholarly campus that offers a small-school environment with the access and resources of a major metropolitan university. The University's 330-acre campus is located on the estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 27 miles east of New York City on Long Island's Gold Coast. The campus houses the College of Veterinary Medicine — one of only four in the northeast — the nation’s first professional School of Accountancy, an AACSB-accredited Business School, recognized by Princeton Review as a top business school for 15 consecutive years, and a theater program ranked in the top 30 in the nation, and a recipient of 20 Kennedy Center Awards. LIU is home to the world-renowned Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, featuring top artists and providing master class instruction for students. 


Long Island University has a tradition of excelling in athletics. The Division I Sharks compete in 34 NCAA sports, at the Bethpage Federal Credit Stadium and at the Barclay’s Center. LIU Global offers a one-of-a-kind bachelor’s degree around the globe. It spans eight countries on five continents, preparing students for careers as global leaders in international business, entrepreneurship, and communications. LIU’s unwavering commitment to providing students a high-quality, affordable education is demonstrated through the in-demand programs, world-class faculty, and state-of-the art academic and campus facilities the university provides to their exceptional students.  


LIU’s financial position is the strongest in its long history, and the University’s recognition as a national teaching and research university solidified through this strength – more than tripling of the endowment from $79 million in 2012 to $326.2 million in 2020, and strengthened investments per student of $26,327 in 2020, an increase of 207.6 percent since 2015. Since 2014, LIU has continued to honor its pledge of affordable tuition with annual tuition rate increases of 2 percent or less. Average national and regional tuition rate increases were roughly double that during this timeframe. As a result, LIU tuition and fees are as much as 47 percent less than its regional peers.


From the shores of Long Island to the epicenter of business and tech innovation in Brooklyn, to the far corners of the world, LIU offers a unique college experience for every student seeking academic enrichment and professional opportunity. Upon graduation, LIU students join a community of more than 275,000 alumni in 118 countries to become global leaders in fields that include the arts, health sciences, media, education, pharmacy, business, technology, public service, and professional sports.


Long Island University has retained Mr. Jack Gorman of the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in conducting this important recruitment. For more information, to submit a nomination, or to apply for this role, please visit:   


Long Island University is founded upon the premise of inclusion and has always embraced diversity. In keeping with its historic core values that celebrate opportunity, inclusion and diversity, this policy reaffirms the University’s commitment to equal opportunity in employment and to the opportunity for advancement of all qualified individuals without discrimination due to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other legally protected basis.

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