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Executive Director of Alumni & Advancement

Company: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Reporting to the associate vice president for annual giving and school programs, the executive director is Simon's primary development officer and works closely with University Advancement colleagues, the dean, and other University and school leaders to set strategic direction and conceive of and execute fundraising and alumni relations plans. The executive director manages a select portfolio of prospects, including some of the school's most important supporters, and supervises a staff of six. In addition, the executive director oversees an operating budget of approximately $250,000 and works collaboratively across advancement and the broader University to set new benchmarks for success in philanthropy and donor engagement. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned advancement professional capable of managing and mentoring a diverse staff in a complex environment; a thoughtful strategist; a natural collaborator and convener; and an exceptional steward of internal and external relationships. The executive director will possess ten or more years of progressively responsible management and fundraising experience in advancement with a track record of significantly elevating development programs. They will have personal success cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major individual and institutional gifts at the five-, six-, and seven-figure levels, preferably in higher education. Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred. The University of Rochester has retained Jack Gorman of the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this important recruitment. All inquiries, applications, and nominations should be directed to the search firm as indicated at the end of this document and will be held in the strictest confidence.
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Keywords: University of Rochester, Rochester , Executive Director of Alumni & Advancement, Executive , Rochester, New York

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