University of Rochester Advancement - Executive Director of Alumni & Advancement, Simon Business School Email

AFP Member?: Yes
Name of Organization: University of Rochester Advancement
Title of Position: Executive Director of Alumni & Advancement, Simon Business School
Salary Information: University of Rochester Advancement is a values-driven organization that believes in Inclusion. Prior to applying, if you would like an accurate salary range based on your professional experience please send your resume and a brief note to UR Advancement Talent Management.

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Description of Responsibilities: The executive director is Simon’s primary development officer and works closely with University Advancement colleagues, the dean, and other University and school leaders to set strategic direction and conceive of and execute fundraising and alumni relations plans. The executive director manages a select portfolio of prospects, including some of the school’s most important supporters, and supervises a staff of six. In addition, the executive director oversees an operating budget of approximately $250,000 and works collaboratively across advancement and the broader University to set new benchmarks for success in philanthropy and donor engagement.

Professional membership dues in AFP paid by organization
Performance Review Policy
Vacation and Holiday Policy
Medical, Dental, Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan 

Education: Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred. Consideration will be given to those with an undergraduate business degree or an MBA.

Experience/Personal Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a seasoned advancement professional capable of managing and mentoring a diverse staff in a complex environment; a thoughtful strategist; a natural collaborator and convener; and an exceptional steward of internal and external relationships. The executive director will possess ten or more years of progressively responsible management and fundraising experience in advancement with a track record of significantly elevating development programs. They will have personal success cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major individual and institutional gifts at the five-, six-, and seven-figure levels, preferably in higher education.

Specific Requirements of Position: 

Annual Campaigns
Major Gift Solicitation
Planned Gifts

Position Reports to: Associate Vice President, Annual Giving & School Programs

Send Correspondence to:
Beth Poland
[email protected]


On-Line Application Link (if Applicable):

Include with Correspondence:
Cover Letter

Additional job details: Simon Executive Director.pdf