Senior Director Regional Advancement, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail or 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. The Sr. Director of Regional Advancement, along with the Executive Director of Regional Advancement and International Programs and Executive Director of Leadership Giving, oversees the University’s team of Regional Directors.  The Sr. Director of Regional Advancement serves as “city manager” for the regions where his or her Regional Directors work. The Sr. Director will supervise and motivate Regional Directors with the goal of expanding both the size and the productivity of the University’s prospect pool.  A key member of the University’s Central Advancement team, the director will ensure that the Regional Advancement Office coordinates activity with the School/Unit MG officers for maximum effectivenessThe Sr. Director will help organize, guide and manage volunteer activity in key regions led by volunteer Regional Cabinets, monitor staff performance for activity and solicitation, and assist in building and growing a series of robust regional campaigns.  In addition, s/he will carry a reasonably sized portfolio of prospects (in the range of 50 to 75 top major and leadership gift prospects).  The Sr. Director should anticipate traveling 20 percent of his/her time. The position reports to the Assistant Vice President of University Advancement. To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Wendy Schiffman Wilsker, Search Director, Lois L. Lindauer Searches, The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.”