Director of Development, Metro NY

Position Overview

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Stony Brook University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Development, Metro NY.  

Reporting to the Senior Associate VP of Development and Chief Development Officer, the Director of Development, Metro NYC Regional will play a key role in the fundraising efforts for Stony Brook University while representing all areas of the University to prospects and donors across the New York City Metropolitan Region. Stony Brook has 45,000 alumni, with more than 3,500 unassigned major gift prospects in the five boroughs of NYC.
Working closely with the SAVP and other Advancement and Academic leaders at the University, the Director of Development will design a comprehensive fundraising plan and strategy for the Metro NY Region. The Director of Development will meet with key prospects and individual donors, cultivate relationships with them, solicit them for gifts, and manage all associated 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 metrics annually. They will have experience managing numerous priorities and a broad portfolio of university-wide donor relationships.

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 

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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