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Associate Director of Advancement, School of Architecture and Planning
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Sep. 8, 2022
Title Associate Director of Advancement, School of Architecture and Planning
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
  • Development/Institutional Advancement

Position Summary
University Advancement has a vacancy for an Associate Director of Advancement for the School of Architecture and Planning. Under the general leadership of the Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement, the Associate Director 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.

Desired candidates are those that seek a challenging and results-oriented opportunity within a complex, diverse and multidisciplinary organization. Candidates with a strong track record of goal-achievement, a passion for higher education and research, and who are intellectually curious about the social and community impact of higher education and its constituent’s philanthropic passions are encouraged to apply.

Duties and assignments include, but are not limited to:

Work closely with the Senior Director, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and colleagues in the Division of University Advancement, as well as the dean, faculty, and key volunteers to pursue a coordinated and strategic program of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors for the School of Architecture and Planning.
Develop and manage a donor/prospect portfolio of individuals capable of making gifts of $50,000+ including individuals in early-stage cultivation and/or with whom the university has little to no relationship.
Participates in School of Architecture and Planning and university events to cultivate relationships with donors, prospects, key volunteers, and all internal partners.

Salary range: $60,000-$75,000

Division of University Advancement
Building stronger connections with UB’s 280,000+ alumni and donors worldwide is critical to the university’s goal: to situate UB among the nation’s top 25 public research universities. UB alumni and friends are grateful and generous, supporting the largest, most ambitious fundraising campaign the university has ever launched. Through the Boldly Buffalo: The Campaign for UB, we seek to raise $1 billion. We invite you to join our University Advancement team and be part of our historic efforts.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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.
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.

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