Vice President for Advancement

St. Bonaventure University - St Bonaventure, NY
St. Bonaventure University (SBU) seeks a Vice President for Advancement to be responsible for all philanthropic fundraising and alumni services at the university.

The Vice President will provide strategic direction and leadership across fundraising communications, major gifts, advancement operations and services, annual fund, prospect research, planned giving, endowment, donor relations and stewardship, and alumni services. The Vice President will serve as the top resource staff member for the Board of Trustees on advancement strategy and execution.

SBU is a Catholic university dedicated to educational excellence as informed by its Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. In the words of its patron, St. Bonaventure believes that there should be “no knowledge without love, ” and thus seeks to transform the lives of its students, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. St. Bonaventure embraces students, faculty, and staff of all faiths and cultures and strives to bring out the best in every individual through meaningful relationships. As an academic and spiritual community, St. Bonaventure endeavors to prepare its students for the challenges they will face in their professional careers and personal lives. St. Bonaventure believes education should be a transformational experience, one enriched by the tools to love more humanely, deeply, and well in the world.

“The new Vice President for Advancement will have the opportunity to strengthen a culture of philanthropy among the advancement and alumni teams, and to help integrate our advancement efforts across campus. Personally, I’m looking for a partner who will enjoy working with our alumni and friends of the university as much as I do.

We believe strongly in finding joy and fulfillment in our work. It is easy to do that when you work at a wonderful place like St. Bonaventure.”
— Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., President

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.