Under the general leadership of the University at Buffalo’s Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement, the Associate Director of Advancement, will play an integral role in a comprehensive advancement program, geared to successfully meet the University’s goals for short and long-term private support. Duties and assignments include, but are not limited to, identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding constituents capable of making major gifts of $50,000 or more. The Associate Director will be tasked with developing, strengthening and growing a full pipeline of prospects across the full spectrum of stage development, ranging from discovery through stewardship.
This position is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated and goal-oriented professional who is adeptly skilled at balancing the art of relationship building with the rigor of a metrics- based higher education fundraising program in one of the nation’s most complex and best ranked public universities. The Associate Director will join a team of individuals who are focused on ensuring sustainable philanthropic growth commensurate with the needs of the school they work in support of by engaging alumni and friends, soliciting prospects and stewarding donors in a professional and collaborative manner.
Desired candidates are those that seek a challenging and results-oriented opportunity within a complex, diverse and multidisciplinary organization. Potential candidates with intellectual curiosity, ambition, tenacity and self-motivation, coupled with a passion for the socio-economic impact of higher education on families and communities will be considered with specific interest. Candidates with a strong track record of goal-achievement and an interest in higher education research are encouraged to apply.