As a key member of the executive management team, the Assistant Vice President oversees one or more College functions to fulfill comprehensive program goals and contributes to overall College strategic objectives. He/she plans and implements a range of successful programs; and oversees staff, budget, operations, and facilities.
The Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Institutional Advancement is a member of the Institutional Advancement senior management team, reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and will serve a leadership role in strategically developing and implementing an aggressive fundraising program. The Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement will work closely with the President, Hunter College Foundation Board Members, Deans, faculty, administrators, and alumni in the planning and execution of the development program and related activities.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Leading fundraising teams on the formulation of fundraising goals and priorities and in the execution of established goals and priorities.
- Designing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to increase giving for all areas of fundraising, including annual giving, major and planned giving, and capital campaigns.
- Directing teams that will implement the strategic plan for increased giving efforts.
- Developing detailed strategies and programs for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual and prospective donors; managing the groups responsible for such activities.
- Developing an annual work plan that ensures the timely achievement of goals for fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship.
- Developing, planning, and managing a variety of fundraising and cultivation events.
- Overseeing the creation of solicitation and marketing materials to communicate fundraising needs.
- Developing, articulating, and implementing a comprehensive communications plan that will inform all fundraising activities and priorities.
- Establishing rapport with the President, the Foundation Board, Provost, alumni, community leaders, faculty, staff, and volunteers to gain an understanding of the college's substantive priorities, and facilitating the translation of those priorities into development, marketing, and public relations initiatives that lead to cultivation and solicitation; subsequently leading teams in the development and implementation of these initiatives.
- Directing a long-term, systematic fundraising plan that will sustain and increase fundraising totals annually and in accordance with established priorities.
- Engaging and involving the President and faculty members (as appropriate) in the cultivation and solicitation of high-level prospects (i.e. individuals, corporations, foundations, and alumni).
- Overseeing the design and implementation of systematic donor and prospect research to support sound assessment of donors and prospects, and developing strategies designed to realize the current and lifetime giving potential of individual donors, leading to a stronger major gifts program.
- Supervising and directing the fundraising staff.
- Overseeing stewardship efforts to ensure that all donors are well-informed, acknowledged in meaningful ways, and appreciated in appropriate manner throughout the year.
- Contributing to the overall success of the Institutional Advancement Department by completing other assigned duties.
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We receive many applicants and typically do not provide status information. While we respond to thank all applicants, additional follow-up is limited to those deemed most qualified who are under active consideration.