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Job ID: 206520

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

Date Posted Mar. 1, 2023
Title Director/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
  • Director/Manager
  • Development/Institutional Advancement
University Advancement has a vacancy for a highly-motivated and goal-oriented individual who will be tasked with raising funds for the School of Architecture and Planning. A Director or Associate Director title will be considered, dependent on a candidate’s qualifications for this position. Joining a dynamic team of fundraising professionals, the Director/Associate Director of Advancement will play an integral role in the university’s comprehensive advancement program, which is currently in the final stages of a transformative billion-dollar campaign.

This position is an exciting opportunity within New York’s largest flagship university and a top-ranked architecture school. The University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning is the only school of architecture and planning within the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system.

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.

As part of the division’s career pathways program, the Director/Associate Director additionally will be given the opportunity to learn about other areas of the university and to work with a broad range of prospects in order to position them more strongly for advancement within the division and rank.

Desired candidates are those that seek a challenging and results-oriented opportunity within a complex, diverse and multidisciplinary organization. We are looking for candidates who demonstrate intellectual curiosity, ambition, tenacity, and self-motivation, as well as a passion for the socio-economic impact of higher education on families and our communities. Our team is goal-oriented, supportive, innovative and fun, and we are looking for new colleagues who bring fresh perspectives and ideas. Candidates without direct fundraising experience that poses transferable skills are highly encouraged to apply.

Salary: $65,000 - $90,000

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.

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