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CUNY Vice President for Institutional Advancement - Reopened in Brooklyn, New York

Vice President for Institutional Advancement - Reopened

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Kingsborough Community College

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Kingsborough Community College (KCC), founded in 1963, is one of 23 campuses of the City University of New York (CUNY) system. KCC is firmly committed to its mission of providing both liberal arts and career education, to promoting student learning and development, and strengthening and serving its community. Situated on the waterfront in Brooklyn, KCC serves a widely diverse population of approximately 11,000 students and consistently ranks among the leading community colleges in the country in associate degrees awarded to minority students. KCC has been named one of the leading community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program for seven consecutive years and is an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction.

Kingsborough Community CollegeofTheCityUniversityofNewYorkisseekingadynamicandaccomplished leaderto serve as Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA).The Vice President will have the opportunity to assist in the implementation of the collective vision for the College and to transform the advancement area.

This position reports to the President and is responsible for leading and organizing the institutional advancement program that provides strong support for KCC’s academic agenda and programmatic initiatives.As chief development officer, the Vice President will establish objectives and formulate strategies in the areas of fundraising, planned giving, foundation and corporate sponsorships, grants development, and alumni affairs.He/she will have supervisory responsibilities over the following offices: Alumni Relations, Development, Grants, Corporate and Foundations Relations. The Vice President also serves on the Kingsborough Community College Foundation.

The Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA) is an integral member of the senior management team at Kingsborough Community College,serving on the President's cabinet as well as on various College boards, committees, and University councils. The VPIA must collaborate effectively with other senior staff to execute advancement programs and to position the institution for the future.

The VPIA is the primary campaign manager for KCC’s comprehensive campaign and is expected to prepare an all-inclusive annual development plan; provide leadership and direction to the Campaign Steering Committee to solicit and secure funds and resources that enable the College to accomplish its mission and strategic goals; increase donor support by identifying, cultivating and soliciting existing and new major donors for capital, annual and endowment gifts; work collaboratively with the President and senior staff on donor prospect development for major gift solicitation; and lead the planning, coordination and execution of special events. He/she will also work closely with the Director of Government Relations to shape community project funding, leveraging financial support for projects and programs that benefit the College.The VPIA will provide leadership in developing a campus-wide culture and climate of philanthropy and work with alumni and the campus community, especially faculty, to address the College's funding needs and opportunities.

The VPIA works collaboratively with the Admissions Office to ensure a strong recruitment campaign that conveys a consistent message and effective use of the college brand.

Additional duties include, but are not limited to, thefollowing:

  • Leadership of all development and fundraisingactivities.

  • Leadership and implementation of a capital campaign with emphasis on cultivation and solicitation of major corporate and private gift prospects.

  • Serving as the College's chief spokesperson in the area ofDevelopment.

  • Lead in the orchestration of the University’s cultivation and solicitation of major gifts, prospect research and management, and alumni relations.

  • Focus on the continued development of relationships with both potential and key existing donors.

  • Provide visibility and be an engaged member of the College and increase its recognition in the borough and beyond.

  • Develop and execute a partnership strategy to increase the University’s visibility and donor impact.

  • Diversify the institution’s donor base/pipeline and work intensively to build a culture of philanthropy throughout the campus and external stakeholder community.

  • Working closely with the President, the Kingsborough Community College Foundation Board, Vice Presidents, Deans, faculty, staff and alumni to develop compelling funding requests and secure financial support for the College's mission and strategic priorities.

  • Developing and managing an aggressive calendar of outreach that effectively involves faculty,staff, alumni, board members and volunteers in the solicitation process.

  • ServingasthechiefliaisontoCUNYCentralOfficeonalldevelopment/fundraisingstrategiesandefforts.

  • In collaboration with the VP of Workforce Development, Continuing Education and Strategic Partnerships, establishing and implement strategic alliances and partnerships with business, corporate and social agencies and economic development activities that advance the College and students

  • Additional duties as assigned by the President of theCollege.

  • Essential duties require on campuspresence.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.

The position also requires a master's degree in development or a related field and a minimum of eight years related experience with at least five years of top-level, executive experience in the corporate or higher education sector.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of and commitment to success in college advancement with a proven and strong record of achievement as a fundraiser;be a person of the highest professional integrity; and possess the following senior-level qualifications:

  • Eight or more years of progressive leadership experience in managing institutional development, including major gift solicitation, planned giving, events planning, and targeted drives for corporate and foundation donations and sponsorships.

  • Acumen for building a strong and effective network of supporters among the College's external public such as community opinion and business leaders, trendsetters in academia, as well as successful role models in the professional and cultural fields of endeavor.

  • Ability to communicate with and harness energies from a wide base and diverse groups of people, from board members, faculty, staff, community leaders, alumni, business executives to volunteers representing varied ethnic, cultural, social and economic backgrounds.

  • A professional portfolio that documents career successes in building and leading results-oriented operations and programs

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Vice President


$111,923 - $176,438

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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Open until filled with review of resumes to begin December 1, 2022.


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