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Job ID: 134581

Associate Director of Advancement
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Dec. 6, 2019
Title Associate Director of Advancement
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department University Advancement
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Institutional Advancement

Position Summary
Under the general leadership of the University at Buffalo’s Vice President for University Advancement, the Associate Director of Advancement ("Associate Director") is charged with raising private gifts for the assigned school/unit as part of the university’s overall fundraising program.

Two positions are available, one supporting the School of Nursing and the other supporting the School of Public Health and Health Professions. This position is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated, energetic professional who is eager to participate in the evolution of the fundraising programs at the University at Buffalo. The Associate Director will spend significant time identifying and cultivating potential new donors and nurturing existing relationships with alumni and friends of the university.

In this position, you will:

  • Work closely with the Senior Director of Advancement for the Health Sciences, as well as other staff members, faculty, and key volunteers to pursue a coordinated and strategic program of identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of annual and major gift prospects and donors for the for the assigned school/unit.
  • Develop and manage a donor/prospect portfolio of 100 – 150 individuals capable of making gifts of fifty thousand dollars plus, including individuals in early stage engagement and/or with whom the university has little to no relationship.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of three years in a fund-development role, with demonstrated success in goal-achievement, planning and personal solicitation. Related experience in professional sales/marketing, financial planning/advising and other fields will be considered.
  • Proven track record of individual success in achieving high-level measurable goals.
  • Strong problem solving and oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience making cold calls.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaboration.
  • Ability to work well both independently and collectively with other team members and in managing multiple highly visible projects and priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen and interact effectively with donors or high-level volunteers.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, which includes local and regional visits; and work evenings and occasional weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree;
  • Fundraising experience at a higher education institution;
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging academic leaders, faculty and volunteer partners in the development of meaningful and productive relationships with prospects and donors;
  • Familiarity with and success in a complex environment such as a public university.

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

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