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Vice President for Advancement, SUNY Canton

Vice President for Advancement, SUNY Canton

Vice President for Advancement, SUNY Canton

The State University of New York College of Technology at Canton (SUNY Canton) invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President of Advancement. The Vice President is the chief advancement officer of the College, reports directly to the President, and serves on the Canton College Foundation. The Vice President also serves as a voting member on the College’s Executive Cabinet. Pending Canton College Foundation Board approval, the Vice President for Advancement serves as the Executive Director of the Canton College Foundation.

The Opportunity
The College seeks an individual with a record of accomplishment as an advancement leader, development officer, and a fundraiser. A strong background in alumni relations is a major plus. The Vice President will provide leadership, vision, and direction for Advancement and Alumni Affairs activities and personnel. They will actively participate in identifying, cultivating, and nurturing the relationships that lead to development of major and planned gifts. The Vice President will work with all constituencies of the College and Foundation to understand the mission and priorities of the college and to develop strategies to provide support for those priorities. They will have an effective leadership style conducive to establishing collegial relationships with community and industry leaders.

Qualifications and Application Process
An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college is required, an earned master’s degree from an accredited college is preferred.
At least seven years of successful experience in fundraising in positions of increasing authority including a history of strong staff management skills.

  • Experience in launching and leading a capital campaign and other successful fundraising activities.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and foundation to translate College priorities into compelling cases for support.
  • A strong record of developing and cultivating relationships with alumni and prospective donors from industry and foundations.
  • A successful background in soliciting major gifts, estates, planned gifts, and developing annual giving.
  • A successful record of writing and winning competitive grants is preferred.

Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check. Persons interested in the above position should apply online at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. SUNY Canton is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment of diversity in our faculty, staff, and student body.

About the College
Originally chartered in 1906, SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on degree programs, 23 at the bachelors level and 22 at the associates level in such areas as engineering technology, health, management, criminal justice, the liberal arts, and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees.

SUNY Canton enrolls approximately 3500 undergraduate students, equally split by gender, and with a diverse mix of backgrounds. It is part of the 64-campus State University of New York System. Located on 555 acres along the Grasse River within walking distance of the village of Canton (population 6,000), the College is in the heart of the historic, culturally rich, and beautiful St. Lawrence Valley. SUNY Canton is less than 30 minutes from the Canadian border and the Adirondack Mountains; about a two-hour drive from Syracuse NY and Montreal QC; and a 75 minute drive from Ottawa ON. The area is rich in higher-education resources and activities, with three other colleges located within 10 miles.