Job Vacancy Notice
Job Title: Vice President for Institutional
Job ID: 25349
Location: Kingsborough Community College
Kingsborough Community College (KCC), founded in 1963, is one of
23 campuses of the City University of New York (CUNY) system.
KCC is firmly committed to its mission of providing both
liberal arts and career education, to promoting student learning
and development, and strengthening and serving its community.
Situated on the waterfront in Brooklyn, KCC serves a widely diverse
population of approximately 11,000 students and consistently ranks
among the leading community colleges in the country in associate
degrees awarded to minority students. KCC has been named one
of the leading community colleges in the country by the Aspen
Institute College Excellence Program for seven consecutive years
and is an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction.
Kingsborough Community College of The City University of New
York is seeking a dynamic and accomplished leader to serve as Vice
President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA). The Vice President
will have the opportunity to assist in the implementation of the
collective vision for the College and to transform the advancement
This position reports to the President and is responsible for
leading and organizing the institutional advancement program that
provides strong support for KCC’s academic agenda and programmatic
initiatives. As chief development officer, the Vice President will
establish objectives and formulate strategies in the areas of
fundraising, planned giving, foundation and corporate sponsorships,
grants development, and alumni affairs. He/she will have
supervisory responsibilities over the following offices: Alumni
Relations, Development, Grants, Corporate and Foundations
Relations. The Vice President also serves on the Kingsborough
Community College Foundation.
The Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA) is an
integral member of the senior management team at Kingsborough
Community College, serving on the President's cabinet as well as on
various College boards, committees, and University councils. The
VPIA must collaborate effectively with other senior staff to
execute advancement programs and to position the institution for
The VPIA is the primary campaign manager for KCC’s comprehensive
campaign and is expected to prepare an all-inclusive annual
development plan; provide leadership and direction to the Campaign
Steering Committee to solicit and secure funds and resources that
enable the College to accomplish its mission and strategic goals;
increase donor support by identifying, cultivating and soliciting
existing and new major donors for capital, annual and endowment
gifts; work collaboratively with the President and senior staff on
donor prospect development for major gift solicitation; and lead
the planning, coordination and execution of special events. He/she
will also work closely with the Director of Government Relations to
shape community project funding, leveraging financial support for
projects and programs that benefit the College. The VPIA will
provide leadership in developing a campus-wide culture and climate
of philanthropy and work with alumni and the campus community,
especially faculty, to address the College's funding needs and
The VPIA works collaboratively with the Admissions Office to
ensure a strong recruitment campaign that conveys a consistent
message and effective use of the college brand.
Additional duties include, but are not limited to, the
- Leadership of all development and fundraising activities.
- Leadership and implementation of a capital campaign with
emphasis on cultivation and solicitation of major corporate and
private gift prospects.
- Serving as the College's chief spokesperson in the area of
- Lead in the orchestration of the University’s cultivation and
solicitation of major gifts, prospect research and management, and
- Focus on the continued development of relationships with both
potential and key existing donors.
- Provide visibility and be an engaged member of the College and
increase its recognition in the borough and beyond.
- Develop and execute a partnership strategy to increase the
University’s visibility and donor impact.
- Diversify the institution’s donor base/pipeline and work
intensively to build a culture of philanthropy throughout the
campus and external stakeholder community.
- Working closely with the President, the Kingsborough Community
College Foundation Board, Vice Presidents, Deans, faculty, staff
and alumni to develop compelling funding requests and secure
financial support for the College's mission and strategic
- Developing and managing an aggressive calendar of outreach that
effectively involves faculty, staff, alumni, board members and
volunteers in the solicitation process.
- Serving as the chief liaison to CUNY Central Office on all
development/ fundraising strategies and efforts.
- In collaboration with the VP of Workforce Development,
Continuing Education and Strategic Partnerships, establishing and
implement strategic alliances and partnerships with business,
corporate and social agencies and economic development activities
that advance the College and students
- Additional duties as assigned by the President of the
- Essential duties require on campus presence.
This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan.
All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree
and eight years' related experience.
The position also requires a master's degree in development or a
related field and a minimum of eight years related experience with
at least five years of top-level, executive experience in the
corporate or higher education sector.
The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of and
commitment to success in college advancement with a proven and
strong record of achievement as a fundraiser; be a person of the
highest professional integrity; and possess the following
- Eight or more years of progressive leadership experience in
managing institutional development, including major gift
solicitation, planned giving, events planning, and targeted drives
for corporate and foundation donations and sponsorships.
- Acumen for building a strong and effective network of
supporters among the College's external public such as community
opinion and business leaders, trendsetters in academia, as well as
successful role models in the professional and cultural fields of
- Ability to communicate with and harness energies from a wide
base and diverse groups of people, from board members, faculty,
staff, community leaders, alumni, business executives to volunteers
representing varied ethnic, cultural, social and economic
- A professional portfolio that documents career successes in
building and leading results-oriented operations and programs
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption
(medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be
considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully
vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks
past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen.
Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$111,923 - $176,438
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation,
supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and
professional development. We offer a range of health plans,
competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition
waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off.
Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and
athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to
participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the
greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
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Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three
professional references (name, title, organization, and contact
December 21, 2022
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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.
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