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Associate Director of Development, School of Business

University at Albany
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 15, 2024

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Associate Director of Development, School of Business

About University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of approximately 17,000 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:
Reporting to the Director of Development for the School of Business, the Associate Director of Development designs and executes engagement and solicitation strategies to secure gifts of $25,000+ from alumni and friends of the University at Albany, with special responsibility for securing gifts to the School of Business. The Associate Director will also increase the number of gifts that merit donors' inclusion in the 1844 Society, which recognizes donors of $1,000+ to the University.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 100-150 prospective donors, engaging and soliciting them for gifts of $1,000 to $25,000+.
  • Identify new prospective donors.
  • Collaborate closely with the Dean and the Director of Development to identify and articulate the School's fundraising priorities and strategies for achieving these priorities.
  • Collaborate with the Dean and faculty members to engage and solicit key prospective donors.
  • Work with Donor Relations colleagues to ensure that donors are properly stewarded, conveying gratitude for and the impact of their gifts.
  • Maintain accurate records using the development program's database to record contacts and other activities related to assigned prospects.
  • Help coordinate special projects and events in support of fundraising efforts.
  • Significant travel and limited evening/weekend work.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization.
  • 3+ years of experience in higher education fundraising or related fields.
  • Proven success qualifying, engaging and securing gifts from high-level prospective donors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to work across a complex organization.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated integrity and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with appropriate discretion.
  • Computer literacy, especially with relational databases.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to develop inclusive and equitable relationships within our diverse campus community.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to support diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and belonging, relative to their role.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience securing gifts from high-level donors in higher education.
  • 1-3 years of experience in higher education fundraising.
  • 1-3 years of experience in fundraising for a School of Business.

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Associate Director of Fund Raising, SL4; $80,000-90,000.

Special Notes: This position is eligible for hybrid work. UAlbany provides a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees including, the choice between several health insurance plans and no-cost dental and vision coverage. Additionally, employees are entitled to 13 holidays per year with generous vacation and sick time accruals. Employees can also choose between two retirement vehicles with employer contributions and receive tuition assistance at SUNY-operated campuses. To see the complete listing of benefits please visit here.

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Application Instructions:
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Writing Sample

Note: After submitting your resume, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

Closing date for receipt of applications: February 12, 2024

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