Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
City University of New York
New York City, New York
The City University of New York (CUNY) seeks an experienced,
collaborative and ambitious advancement professional to serve as
the next Vice Chancellor for University Advancement.
Originally founded as the Free Academy of the City of New York in
1847 and growing over the next century to become City University of
New York in 1961, it is today, the largest urban public university
in the United States encompassing 25 colleges and campuses.
Reporting to the Chancellor of The City University of New York,
Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, and serving as a member of the
university senior management team, the Vice Chancellor will direct,
design, and implement strategies that maximize personal engagement
and produce increasing levels of support for the entirety of CUNY.
The Vice Chancellor will work closely with CUNY administrative and
academic leadership, staff, and key volunteers to create a strong
and consistent message about CUNY to its constituencies, assist in
efforts to enhance institutional image and public awareness, and
strengthen internal and external relationships and partnerships to
benefit the university system. S/he will conduct a strategic
assessment of existing philanthropic strengths and opportunities,
and design a roadmap for long-term growth and success in
development, particularly as CUNY contemplates a university-wide
This is an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic and
accomplished individual to advance a comprehensive, high-level
development program, capable of meeting CUNY’s objectives and
enhancing its resources and reputation, including the key role it
plays in higher education as a beacon of college accessibility for
New York’s youth. With at least 10 years of leadership
experience in successful development operations or in similarly
complex programs (preferably in higher education with an emphasis
on diverse student populations), the ideal candidate will have a
comprehensive knowledge of all major development functions;
substantial experience in campaign planning and execution; personal
success in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship at the
major and principal gift levels; and experience working with or in
a supporting foundation.
The executive search firm, Isaacson Miller, is leading this
recruitment effort led by Jack Gorman, Pam Malumphy and Ryan
Cheung. Please visit www.imsearch.com/8099
for more a detailed position profile and contact information.
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.