Director of Development for Athletics/Associate Athletic Director

Position Overview

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Stony Brook University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Development for Athletics/Associate Athletic Director.  

Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President for Development and Chief Development Officer, the Director of Development for Athletics/Associate Athletic Director will play a key role leading the fundraising efforts for Athletics. Working closely with the Chief Development Officer and the Athletic Director, and serving as a member of the leadership team in development and in Athletics, they will design and lead a team to execute a comprehensive fundraising plan and strategy for Athletics. The Director of Development will meet with key prospects and individual donors, cultivate relationships with them, solicit them for gifts, and manage all faculty fundraising activities. While subject to change based on an individual development officer’s portfolio, the Director of Development will be required to meet clearly defined fundraising metrics annually. 
A Transformative Vision for Stony Brook Athletics, the Athletic Department’s Strategic Plan, was developed to present the department’s roadmap for the next five years and highlights avenues for growth as well as critical areas for investment. In order to enhance the university’s goal of becoming a top 20 public research institution, Athletics must be a prominent leader that is capable of enhancing Stony Brook’s institutional profile on a local, regional, national and global level. A significant financial investment will be required in order to implement the entirety of the plan. Stony Brook Athletics supports nearly 600 student athletes across 16 teams, and a variety of versatile facilities and venues. 

Stony Brook University is one of the newest and youngest members of the Association of American Universities, a group comprised of the top 66 research universities in the United States and Canada, and is eager to continue its trajectory toward the top of higher education institutions in the world. As a young research institution with unlimited potential, the University enables both excellence and access in equal measure. The next Director of Development will champion the vibrant community of Stony Brook and support the mission of being a national leader in generating social mobility for its students. 

More information about this leadership opportunity, including the minimum qualifications and desired experiences and attributes, can be found in the position profile located above.

Nominations and Applications

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Application materials (PDF) should be sent electronically here.  

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Lynn DellaPietra, Ph.D., Executive Search Associate, 

Please direct all nominations and expressions of interest to one of AGB Search’s consultants:

Andrew Bowen, Executive Search Consultant / 802.345.1279

Joy Yablonsky, Executive Search Consultant / 215.934.1386

Howard Lipman, Executive Search Consultant / 954.980.3409

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