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Executive Director of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Pennsylvania, United States
$120,000.00 - $150,000.00
Closing date
Mar 2, 2023

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (Pitt-Bradford) invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the Executive Director of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement.

This important position serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet, reports directly to the President, and positions the President to maximize his potential as a fundraiser for the University. Serving as the University’s chief advancement officer, the successful candidate will lead the Office of Philanthropic and Alumni Engagement (PAE) and is responsible for developing, implementing, and achieving comprehensive annual and multi-year fundraising goals, including objectives for annual giving, major gifts, planned gifts, and capital campaign fundraising. This position also works regularly with volunteer leaders, including members of three volunteer leadership boards: the Advisory Board, the Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association Board, and the Bradford Educational Foundation Board.

Other key responsibilities include overseeing a comprehensive constituent engagement strategy that involves alumni, parents, community members, and other friends in meaningful ways; collaborating with the Office of Communications and Marketing to maximize fundraising effectiveness through communications and public/community relations; supervising and developing Office of PAE staff to help them reach their fullest potential; successfully soliciting foundation and corporate support; effectively managing advancement services to ensure a robust data architecture and database; and recommending and managing the budget for the Office of PAE.

The ideal candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree; a master’s degree is preferred. Must have excellent leadership and communication skills, as well as the ability to sustain effective working relationships with internal and external constituencies. Demonstrated high standards of personal and professional integrity. We seek a candidate with at least five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience in fundraising and management in an institution of higher education; a proven track record in major gifts, comprehensive campaigns, planned and deferred giving, corporate and foundation solicitation and annual fund programs.

Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to:  Gonser Gerber Search, c/o Gonser Gerber LLP, 1776 Legacy Circle, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563; To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references.  References will not be contacted until later in the search process. Diverse and traditionally underrepresented candidates are encouraged to apply.

The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as an employer, does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status or gender identity and expression in its programs and activities.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets

To learn more, visit our Office of Human Resources.

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