Regional Director for Southern California Regional Advancement University of Rochester Rochester, NY


Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail The University of Rochester was founded in 1850 and is a proud member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The University includes six schools and colleges, an enrollment of 9,300 students, and a faculty and instructional staff of more than 2,000. The University’s personal scale creates exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration. Under the leadership of Jim Thompson, the Advancement team is making history and inspiring a new generation of leaders to advance the University of Rochester for the 21st Century.   Announced in October 2011, The Meliora Challenge with a goal of $1.2 billion will be the largest fundraising initiative in the University’s history. Nearly four years ago the University established a new central Office of Major Gifts and Regional Programs (now known as Regional Advancement) that continues to grow.  Charged with dramatically increasing both the quality and size of the university’s prospect pool, the Regional Advancement Program continues to play a key role in the overall growth of private philanthropy at the University.  Currently, 12 regional gift officers conduct over 2,200 prospect visits nationwide per year.  Four Regional Cabinets have been formed with another 4-6 planned for the coming year. Regional Directors are generally based in Rochester and deployed geographically, though Regional Advancement leadership is open to discussions on regional deployment in Southern California.  The Regional Directors will both originate prospect/donor activity and coordinate all Advancement work in their assigned regions.  Extensive travel is required.  Regional directors will need to work collegially with the School/Unit Major Gifts officers.  They will carry a portfolio of approximately 150 qualified prospects and make a minimum of 175 face- to-face visits per year. The Regional Directors are expected to be full and active members of the Regional Advancement team and of the broader university Advancement team, participating in strategy and planning, and contributing their ideas and counsel particularly as they relate to their assigned regions. To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Wendy Schiffman Wilsker, Search Director, Lois L. Lindauer Searches,