April 25, 2018
About SUNY Cobleskill:
The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill is an accredited polytechnic college that is primarily baccalaureate and residential. SUNY Cobleskill is one of few institutions in the United States where an undergraduate student may also choose to earn an associate degree. The College has an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students in 52 programs divided into two schools, Agriculture and Natural Resources; Business and Liberal Arts & Sciences. An economic engine for rural New York, SUNY Cobleskill is home to a wide array of extended learning and professional development opportunities. SUNY Cobleskill is located in a rural community one hour west of Albany, the state capital, and three hours north of New York City.
Modeling experiential education, SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing small classes, excellent facilities, and a hands-on learning environment. Whether students plan to further their education or begin their professional careers, they graduate with the foundation to pursue their goals and to succeed.
Our new strategic plan goal, launched in late 2017, is “to sustain a thriving and effective college.” The plan envisions a vibrant future, remaining attentive to our current distinctiveness and honoring our past. The position of Vice President for Development is an exceptional opportunity for a seasoned leader to play a critical role in SUNY Cobleskill’s success.
Reporting to the President and serving as a member of the President’s cabinet, the Vice President for Development works closely with administrative and academic staff, the College Foundation, an advisory team and the Alumni Association to fulfill the College’s mission, ensure financial growth and promote an environment of continuous improvement.
The Vice President for Development has a major role in positioning the institution for growth through highly effective fundraising. This senior administrator is responsible for developing, implementing and managing comprehensive programs in donor cultivation, college advancement and alumni affairs. The Vice President will work with all of the College’s constituencies and serves the Foundation Board and its Alumni Association. She/he will be supported by a team of experienced advisors to include the President, Vice President for Business and Finance/College Foundation Executive Director, the Provost and Academic Deans, the Chief of Staff/Government Relations Specialist, Vice President for Operations, Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs, the Director of Institutional Research/Strategic Planning and the Director of Communication and Marketing.
The incumbent serves as the College liaison to the private sector in strengthening business partnerships and building endowments via major gift campaigns, the annual fund initiative and similar fundraising activities. She/he will engage stakeholders and cultivate new partners to support the College as it addresses key issues including farm and food entrepreneurship, food security, regional development, and global stewardship of resources. Committed to shared governance, the VP leads and inspires colleagues, embodies the highest ideals of ethics and integrity, and grasps the implications of the College’s educational approach that “calls all learners,” as it promotes responsible growth, sustainable co-existence with nature, and carefully managed renewal.
Essential duties and responsibilities include:
In addition to the aforementioned minimum qualifications, it is preferred the candidate also have:
SUNY Cobleskill is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, and ensuring equal educational and employment opportunity and access to services, programs and activities without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, or any other legally protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation during the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Office at (518) 255-5514.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of candidates will begin 5/21/18, therefore, for full consideration, candidates are asked to submit materials by that date. The position will remain open until filled.
Completed application consists of the following:
1. Letter of interest addressing the position priorities as reflected in the announcement
2. Current CV or Resume
3. List of at least 3 but not more than 5 references, with current contact information (including phone and e-mail) and a description of how each reference is known and for how long
Additional materials may be requested of candidates at a later date.