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CUNY Assistant Vice President for College Advancement in New York, New York

Job Title: Assistant Vice President for College Advancement

Job ID: 20764

Location: Baruch College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Baruch College, one of the region’s and nation’s leading public institutions, has a long and distinguished history dating back over 150 years to the founding of the Free Academy, the nation’s first institution of free public higher education.

Today Baruch is a thriving, urban, multicultural institution and senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) with widely respected undergraduate and graduate programs in the Zicklin School of Business, the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs and the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences. Baruch prepares motivated students of proven achievements with a superb education. Nearly 40% of our students are the first in their family to attend college and 65% comes from households with annual incomes of less than $40,000. CollegeNET has ranked Baruch #1 in social mobility for four consecutive years. The Princeton Review has consistently included Baruch on its list of “Best Colleges,” an exclusive grouping that highlights the top 15% of schools in the country. US News & World Report has consistently ranked Baruch among the top public colleges in the nation.

With over 140,000 alumni largely concentrated in the New York metropolitan region, Baruch has a successful track record of fundraising, which it hopes to expand. In 2013, Baruch completed a campaign, raising $156 million against a $150 million goal and in 2017 the College completed a scholarship campaign, raising $21 million against a $15 million goal. In 2016, Baruch received a $30 million gift, the largest in its history, to name the School of Public and International Affairs.

Reporting to the Vice President for College Advancement, this position will work closely with the Baruch College Fund (BCF) board of trustees and the senior leadership of the College, including the President. The Assistant Vice President will take a leadership role in strategically developing and managing the cultivation and solicitation of a portfolio of donors and prospects, including a sizable number of high six figure and seven figure potential individuals. In addition, the Assistant Vice President leads and oversees the day-to-day management strategy and operations of a development team of approximately 10 professionals. Direct reports include two gift officers; the Director of Leadership Giving, who overseas the annual fund and the 17 Lex Society, our $1,000+ recognition group; the Director of Donor Relations and Special Events; the Director of Prospect Research; the Chief Foundation Relations Officer; and, in conjunction with the Vice President, a consulting team who oversees planned giving.


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. Experience with Raisers Edge preferred but not required.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, experienced, mission driven leader with a demonstrated history of:

• Securing six- and seven-figure gifts in higher education or similar not-for-profit organizations

• Building successful cultivation and solicitation strategies

• Recruiting, managing, and retaining fundraising teams

• Using data for decision making and planning

• Working successfully in a complex, fast-paced organization serving multiple stakeholders

• Exceptional interpersonal communications skills

• Building consensus and handling sensitive matters with tact, discretion, and humanity


Assistant Vice President


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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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