Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Adelphi
University in the search for an Associate Vice President of
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, prospects, and foundations,
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 play a key role in executing the Momentum
Campaign: Extraordinary Impact, a $100 million comprehensive
campaign, which will launch publicly in September 2024. The work of
the Associate Vice President will include prioritizing the work of
gift officers to focus on campaign goals and objectives; developing
marketing collateral; 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 Advancement Services team
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 the top-ranked private university on Long Island,
recognized for its mission of advancing social mobility and
relentless dedication to student success. Founded in 1896, Adelphi
was the first private, coeducational university on Long Island.
With a main campus in Garden City, the University hosts learning
hubs in Manhattan, Hudson Valley, Suffolk County, and online that
provide educational opportunities for more than 7,200 students from
44 states and 76 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
Adelphi is an impressively diverse community, serving a student
body which is approximately 44 percent non-White, 41 percent first
in their family to attend college, and 30 percent low income. Given
the University’s dedication to inclusion and student success,
Adelphi is a place where every student can succeed. To that end,
notably, in fall 2023, Adelphi closed the achievement gap by race
and socioeconomic status, the University significantly outperformed
peers in graduation rates, and graduates’ salaries are on average
39 percent higher than the national average.
The recent fall 2023 rankings from U.S. News & World Report
show double-digit leaps for Adelphi in four categories. Named a
Best College, its ranking moved up 19 spots. As a Best Value
School, it rose 35 spots. Adelphi surged an unprecedented 85 spots
as a Top Performer on Social Mobility. The new rankings—which also
include a double-digit rise in the U.S.
News Best Colleges list as well as a strong showing in
the Wall Street Journal/College Pulse Best Colleges
in the U.S. rankings—reflect Adelphi’s focus on academic
distinction and outcomes, affordability, and promotion of social
mobility. All are key parts of Adelphi's strategy and mission,
which are outlined in its Momentum 2 strategic
plan. This plan calls for the continued expansion of academic
programs and deepening of student engagement, constant efforts to
foster an even more inclusive and welcoming community, and
increased focus on the infrastructure needed to meet the changing
demands of higher education.
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. 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.
The salary range for this position is $155,000 to $180,000.
Adelphi 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 Jeanette Rivera-Watts at email@example.com.
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