Associate Vice President of Advancement

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7247387 (Ref.No. 24M600016)
Posted: May 23, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

WHY RIDER UNIVERSITY?? – We take pride in our progress and the positive impact it has on our students and the University.

Rider University invites applications for the position of Associate Vice President of Advancement within the Division of University Advancement. Reporting to the Vice President of University Advancement, the Associate Vice President (AVP) is a member of the senior Advancement team and a thought leader and partner across the organization. In doing so, the AVP collaborates regularly with University and Academic leadership. The AVP is responsible for developing overall strategies to ensure that the team maximizes philanthropic support for Rider University’s priorities aligned with the Transforming Live, Transforming Students comprehensive campaign. Emphasis will be placed on fundraising, team building, training and professional development, and oversight and management to ensure progress against fundraising goals.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated 6+ years of related experience
  • Demonstrated strong development credentials with campaign leadership/management experience; including a proven track record of building and developing a high-level portfolio
  • Demonstrated success as an experienced fundraiser, including management of major gift prospects
  • Demonstrated successful track record of managing a fundraising team
  • Demonstrated effective experience in enlisting and interacting with senior-level leadership volunteers and committees
  • Entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving, with demonstrated success in exceeding goals
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Satisfactory background and/or DMV checks required

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University is consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. For more than a decade, Rider has also been recognized in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for its sustainability efforts.
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity. 

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