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Assistant Dean for Advancement, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Syracuse University
New York, United States
$143,000.00 - $174,000.00
Closing date
Dec 6, 2023

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Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Syracuse University in the search for an Assistant Dean for Advancement, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Reporting jointly to the Dean of the School and to the Vice President Schools, Colleges, and Administration, the Assistant Dean for Advancement will identify, solicit, and steward a portfolio of major donors and prospective donors, working closely and collaboratively with the Dean and faculty, and central Advancement colleagues to achieve a high level of engagement and financial support from alumni, parents, and friends whose philanthropic priorities match the educational mission and academic programs of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Syracuse University is a student focused R1 research university fueled by more than 150 years of tradition, academic distinction, and a spirit of discovery. Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private research institution located in the heart of Central New York. With 13 schools and colleges, 200 customizable majors and 100 minors, and online degrees and certificates, Syracuse University provides limitless educational pathways. New interdisciplinary areas ranging from social justice and artificial intelligence to energy and environment provide hands-on research experiences that broaden perspectives and prepare students for the careers of tomorrow. Syracuse University has five award-winning study abroad centers, and international programs in 60 countries, where students gain global perspectives that last a lifetime.

Syracuse is a university of national stature and international opportunity, known for its investment in research and innovation, its professional programs, and its undeniable school spirit. Syracuse University offers many highly ranked programs and co-curricular opportunities. The university is ranked number one for Best Public Affairs Schools and number two for Information Technology Management by U.S. News & World Report. Other top ten rankings by the publication include its learning communities and study abroad opportunities.

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is a community of scholars who believe that responsible citizenship is not just a concept; it’s the active, ongoing pursuit to empower a more healthy and inclusive society. It’s a community of diverse individuals dedicated to making the world a better place—and to helping each other succeed. The first school of its kind, the Maxwell School is known for a tradition of innovative excellence in teaching and research across the social sciences, public policy, public administration, and international relations. Organized around 15 interdisciplinary research centers focused on addressing pressing societal issues, Maxwell’s unique structure cultivates an ecosystem for ideas sparked by the convergence of expertise across the social sciences and public policy.

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The Syracuse community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. The university is committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. To do so, it commits itself to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position. At least six years of higher education fundraising experience, including experience working with professional and graduate school constituencies, is preferred. Syracuse University will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. If you are excited about this role and feel that you can contribute to the university, but your experience does not exactly align with every qualification listed above, we encourage you to apply. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Syracuse University as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the successful candidate has been selected.

The salary for this position is $143,000 to $174,000 annually.

Syracuse University is committed to the inclusion of all qualified candidates. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or participating in the selection process, please contact Michael Carver at

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