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Associate Vice President of Advancement

Adelphi University
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Oct 20, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts, Other Fundraising
Academic Centers, Education
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Adelphi University in the search for an Associate Vice President of Advancement.

Reporting to the Vice President of University Advancement and External Relations, the Associate Vice President of Advancement will be responsible for the oversight and execution of major and planned giving, leadership giving, foundation and corporate relations, advancement services, prospect research and management, and donor relations. The Associate Vice President will maintain a personal portfolio of major donors and prospects while bringing strategic vision and discipline to the leadership, major, and planned giving programs. The Associate Vice President will supervise a team of gift officers and drive effective performance, including developing and implementing best practices and systems in advancement and promoting excellence in all aspects of advancement’s work.

In partnership with the Vice President, the Associate Vice President will oversee campaign operations that align with Momentum 2: The Strategic Plan for Adelphi University 2022-2027. This will include developing compelling fundraising campaigns that inspire donors; prioritizing the work of gift officers to focus on campaign goals and objectives; developing foundational reporting capabilities to track progress toward goal; and being a relentless advocate for the team and University. The Associate Vice President will supervise and work closely with the Executive Director of Advancement Services on the development of a comprehensive prospect research and management operation that effectively identifies, prioritizes, and assigns leadership, major, and planned giving donors and prospects for the campaign.

Once considered New York’s best-kept secret, the Adelphi University of today is a modern metropolitan university dedicated to student success and individualized learning. a main campus in Garden City, the University hosts learning hubs in Manhattan, Hudson Valley, Suffolk County, and online that provide educational opportunities for over 7,000 students from 44 states and 65 countries. Adelphi is a thriving community made up of eight schools and colleges offering more than 200 programs taught by world-class faculty. With an 11-to-1 student to faculty ratio, students benefit from a personalized approach to their education. Adelphi University is guided by its mission to transform the lives of all students by creating a distinctive environment of intellectual rigor, research, creativity, and deep community engagement across four core areas of focus: arts and humanities, STEM and social sciences, the professions, and health and wellness.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Adelphi a best college among national universities for four years in a row. The publication also named the University among the best colleges for veterans, best value school, and top performer on social mobility. In the 2023 ranking, the Nursing Program, Nursing Master’s Program, and Graduate Social Work Program were all ranked in the top 200 among 2,000 programs in the United States. Adelphi has been recognized by Phi Theta Kappa as one of the most accommodating four-year institutions for community college transfer students for the past six years and is featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022 as one of the best and most interesting colleges in the country. In 2020, Adelphi won the John L. Blackburn Exemplary Models Award from the American Association of University Administrators for their innovative Prep for Success program and was named a Career Development College of Distinction for 2022-23. Proud of its commitment to improving the lives of all students, Adelphi University has consistently received the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, which is given to the top 90 colleges and universities with an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. And it was honored with a perfect five-star rating from Campus Pride Index in 2022 for its support and initiatives for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Historically, Adelphi has committed to advancing diversity in past and current strategic plans. In Momentum 2: The Strategic Plan for Adelphi University 2022-2027, this commitment is reinforced through Transformational Goal #3: Establish Adelphi as a Model of Diversity and Inclusion.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least seven years of progressive experience within an advancement program, including at least five years of experience directly managing professional fundraising staff. Experience in higher education is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Adelphi University as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus. Preference will be given to candidates that apply by November 1, 2022.

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