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Senior Associate Vice President for Philanthropy & Campaign Co-Director

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Position Information

Position Title Senior Associate Vice President for Philanthropy & Campaign Co-Director
Classification Title Associate Vice President
Posting Number P1800022
Employer State
Position Type
Appointment Term Administrative
Salary Grade MP3

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

Under the general leadership of the University at Buffalo’s Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, the Senior Associate Vice President for Philanthropy and Campaign Co-Director (Sr. AVP) is responsible for implementing a philanthropy program that successfully meets university and school/unit goals and contributes to the overall growth of private philanthropy. This position is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated, energetic fundraising professional who is eager to help assess and drive the evolution of the fundraising programs at the University at Buffalo.

The Sr. AVP, the second most senior member of the philanthropy and alumni engagement team, is part of the Vice President’s leadership team, and is responsible for working closely with the central fundraising staff, schools, deans, faculties, and other university units in articulating and implementing plans, goals, and activities related to fund-development and the university’s comprehensive campaign. The Sr. AVP also is responsible for establishing standard performance and promotion standards for gift officers, developing a culture of goal achievement and accountability, and leading the annual goal-setting process. A fundraiser, the Sr. AVP also will have responsibility for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a group of select prospects.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree

• A minimum of 7 years working in a professional fundraising capacity, including program planning, staff management, and personal solicitation with a history of success, goal-achievement and increased responsibilities
• Ability to successfully operate and conduct fundraising activities in a complex environment
• Familiarity with the environment of higher education
• Demonstrated ability to relate effectively with internal partners and external volunteers, donors and prospects
• Demonstrated ability to manage, lead and inspire others; ability to facilitate collaboration
• A commitment to development and philanthropy as change agents for the fulfillment of institutional mission and vision.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, analytical and planning skills, a high degree of professionalism and a sensitivity to long-term relationship building and stewardship

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree

• 7-10 years working in a professional fundraising capacity
• Experience with planning, launching and executing campaigns in support of specific initiatives or overall strategic objectives.

Physical Demands


Salary Range Commensurate with Experience
FTE 1.00
Campus North Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information

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Contact Information

Contact's Name Judy Mackey
Contact's Title Associate Director, Human Resources
Contact's Email
Contact's Phone 716-645-1526

Posting Dates

Posted 01/24/2018
Deadline for Internal Applicants 02/22/2018
Deadline for External Applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled 02/23/2018

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What will be the highest level of education attained by the time of employment?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
    • J.D.
  2. * Travel is an important part of the job. Would you be willing to travel as needed by the job?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  4. * List source mentioned above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents