Senior Director of Annual Giving

Position Overview

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Stony Brook University invites nominations and applications for the position of Senior Director of Annual Giving.  

Stony Brook University seeks an accomplished, strategic, and highly effective fundraising professional to assume leadership of its annual giving program and team and position the program for growth and expansion over time. The Senior Director will establish a clear vision and plan for a successful program and will be expected to implement effective strategies, tactics, and best practices to achieve the program’s goals in both the short and long term. Importantly, the Senior Director will contribute to building a strong culture of giving at Stony Brook and a pipeline of major gift donors for the University’s campaign and future fundraising programs. The Senior Director will strategically develop, execute, and manage a comprehensive, integrated, and forward-looking multi-channel annual giving program. The incumbent will be responsible for working effectively in a complex institutional setting, developing and sustaining productive and effective relationships with alumni, donors, volunteers, colleagues, and senior leadership. They will have strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills to work with attention to detail and the ability to navigate a complex work environment. 

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 Senior Director of Annual Giving 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:

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

Lynn DellaPietra, Executive Search Associate / 202.640.6723

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