Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Position Details

Dominican College seeks a dynamic advancement professional with proven leadership ability to serve as Vice President for Institutional Advancement and take the College’s Institutional Advancement program through its next phase of development.

Dominican College is an independent, undergraduate and graduate level liberal arts college for men and women, chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College offers more nationally accredited academic programs than most of its peer and neighboring institutions. Founded by the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt, Dominican College is Catholic in origin and heritage. In the Dominican tradition, it fosters the active shared pursuit of truth and embodies an ideal of education rooted in the values of reflective understanding and compassionate involvement. 

The Vice President for Institutional Advancement must be committed to the College’s mission to promote educational excellence, leadership and service in an environment characterized by respect for the individual and concern for the community and its needs. The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree, preferably an advanced degree and/or CFRE.  He/she must have a minimum of 7-10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience within a comprehensive advancement program, preferably in higher education. A tangible record in annual giving, major and principal gift fundraising, capital campaign planning and execution, corporate and foundation fundraising, alumni engagement, and marketing and communications leadership and success is required. The Vice  President for Institutional Advancement reports to the President and leads a team of 10.

Dominican College’s 64-acre campus is located in New York’s Hudson Valley in the hamlet of Orangeburg in Rockland County. Just 17 miles north of New York City, this convenient location offers easy access to the outstanding cultural and educational resources of New York City and the greater metropolitan region, as well as internship and employment opportunities. The College contributes significantly to the fiscal as well as the intellectual capital of Rockland County, the Lower Hudson Valley region, and the greater Northeast region. A conservative estimate of the College’s economic impact on Rockland County for the 2017 fiscal year was over $220 million.

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Nominations and Applications

The Vice President for Institutional Advancement Search Committee will begin review of applications immediately and continue to work until an appointment is made. For full consideration, application materials should be received by March 25, 2019, and include a letter of interest, resume, and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of five professional references. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of applicants. Application materials should be sent electronically (Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word) to: 

AGB Search is assisting Dominican College with this very important search. Please direct application materials and inquiries to the following consultants:

Kimberly Templeton, Principal                                                           

O: (202) 776.0820 C: (540) 761.9494

Jim Lanier, Executive Search Consultant

C: 202.580.5194

Dominican College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex including pregnancy, gender identity, and transgender status, gender, sexual orientation, actual or perceived sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, age, physical or mental handicap or disability, marital or military status, veteran status (including Vietnam era veterans),  domestic violence victim status, familial status, genetic disposition, genetic information, or predisposing genetic characteristics, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, New York, or local law.