Associate Vice President of Advancement

Adelphi University - Garden City, NY
Adelphi University seeks an Associate Vice President of Advancement with responsibility for the oversight and execution of major and planned giving, leadership giving, foundation and corporate relations, advancement services, prospect research and management, and donor relations. The Associate Vice President will maintain a personal portfolio of major donors, prospects, and foundations, while bringing strategic vision and discipline to the leadership, major, and planned giving programs. The Associate Vice President will supervise a team of gift officers and drive effective performance, including developing and implementing best practices and systems in advancement and promoting excellence in all aspects of advancement’s work. In partnership with the Vice President, the Associate Vice President will play a key role in executing the Momentum Campaign: Extraordinary Impact, a $100 million comprehensive campaign, which will launch publicly in September 2024. The work of the Associate Vice President will include prioritizing the work of gift officers to focus on campaign goals and objectives; developing marketing collateral; developing foundational reporting capabilities to track progress toward goal; and being a relentless advocate for the team and University. The Associate Vice President will supervise and work closely with the Advancement Services team on the development of a comprehensive prospect research and management operation that effectively identifies, prioritizes, and assigns leadership, major, and planned giving donors and prospects for the campaign.

Once considered New York’s best-kept secret, the Adelphi University of today is the top-ranked private university on Long Island, recognized for its mission of advancing social mobility and relentless dedication to student success. Founded in 1896, Adelphi was the first private, coeducational university on Long Island. With a main campus in Garden City, the University hosts learning hubs in Manhattan, Hudson Valley, Suffolk County, and online that provide educational opportunities for more than 7,200 students from 44 states and 76 countries. Adelphi is a thriving community made up of eight schools and colleges offering more than 200 programs taught by world-class faculty. With an 11-to-1 student to faculty ratio, students benefit from a personalized approach to their education.

"Thank you for your interest in the position of Associate Vice President of Advancement. The successful candidate will be joining my team at an extremely exciting time as we prepare to launch the Momentum Campaign in September 2024. We have ambitious goals, strategic plans to achieve them, and wind in our sails: we raised more than $18 million over our last two fiscal years—a record for Adelphi—and this fiscal year is shaping up to be equally as strong.I hope you consider joining my team and the Adelphi family, and I invite you to learn more or apply." — Thomas Kline, Ed.D., Vice President of University Advancement and External Relations

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