The Purchase College, Office of Institutional Advancement, is seeking an experienced, energetic, and entrepreneurial Director of Development (the Director) to work on major and planned giving across the campuses, schools and programs. The successful candidate must be a master fundraiser, committed to and enthusiastic about the goals of the college and have the desire to work in an environment that celebrates individuality, diversity, and creativity in a community of educational excellence.
Purchase College (the College), part of the State University of New York (SUNY) network of 64 universities and colleges, is situated on 550 acres in Westchester County. The college of 4,200 students is unique among public institutions as it combines highly renowned professional and conservatory programs with distinguished liberal arts and sciences programs. Purchase College is the cultural and educational gem of the SUNY system.
The Director of Development will report directly to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and will work closely with and collaboratively with the Provost and Deans.
The successful candidate will inspire donors, have superior interpersonal skills that build confidence amongst colleagues and donors, and possess the empathy and listening skills to foster relationships and trust. The Director will be motivated and passionate about philanthropy and committed to providing first-rate, donor- centered service.
The Director will build meaningful relationships with constituents that result in closing significant major gifts and moving prospects to intermediate and higher levels of giving. The successful candidate will build genuine relationships, and be skilled in the process of identifying prospects and donors to move them along the continuum of engagement. The Director will create a donor-centric environment aligned with the direction of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and will be critical to the success of a special campaign launching in 2019.
About Director of Development, Purchase College
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