The Associate Director of Advancement, School of Architecture and Planning, 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.
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.
UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence and making a positive impact on the world. Building strong connections with our 275,000+ alumni and donors worldwide is critical to fueling UB’s future, which includes the aspiration to be situated in the Top 25 of American public universities. Through the $1 billion Boldly Buffalo campaign, the Division of University Advancement is leading that charge by helping foster a new UB environment that broadens opportunities for alumni engagement, capitalizes on positive student experiences and builds philanthropic support.
- 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.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; an intellectual curiosity; the ability to deal with complex concepts and ambiguity as well as to negotiate conversations/details.
- Technical/digital competence;
- Demonstrated commitment to collaboration as well as the ability to work well both independently and collectively with a diverse team and donor/prospect constituency.
- Excellent judgement, listening skills, and diplomacy.
- Ability to travel up to 50% of the time (primarily beyond the borders of WNY) and to work evenings and on occasional weekends.