Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Position Details

St. Joseph’s College (SJC), New York seeks a proven, innovative advancement leader to implement its ambitious goals for strengthening the culture of philanthropy and positioning its alumni engagement and development programs for a future comprehensive campaign. The Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA) will find the new president, Dr. Donald Boomgaarden, an active partner in outreach and fundraising and the Board of Trustees fully committed to the central role Institutional Advancement (IA) will play in achieving its vision for SJC’s future.

SJC offers a strong academic and value-oriented education in the liberal arts tradition to approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three campuses (Brooklyn, Long Island, and Online) in the New York metropolitan area. Beginning in 1916 as a woman’s college with 12 students, SJC now has more than 36,000 alumni and graduates, who contribute to the vitality and achievements of their communities. Prominent among SJC’s strategic priorities is shaping a philanthropy program that will engage all its constituencies in furthering its mission, goals, and impact.

The VPIA, who reports to the President and is a Cabinet member, will lead the IA staff involved in a comprehensive alumni engagement and development program. The College seeks an advancement professional with a minimum of 8-10 years of demonstrated major gift fundraising success and progressively responsible leadership experience within a comprehensive advancement program in higher education, a college or university foundation or an institution with a strong education mission. The successful candidate should have a thorough knowledge of alumni relations and donor-centered best practices in all development areas.

Applications, Nominations, and Inquiries

Applicant Screening will begin in December. Candidates are encouraged to submit materials by December 15, 2017 for best consideration. An appointment is anticipated in February 2018, although the start date could occur between March 1 and July 1, 2018, depending on the successful candidate’s commitments.

Applications should include: 1) a letter of interest that responds to the Search Profile; 2) a resume; and 3) the contact information (email and phone) for five professional references, none of whom will be contacted without the formal permission of the candidate.

Submit applications electronically (MS Word or Adobe PDF) to: Mr. John Roth, Chief Financial Officer / Chair -VPIA Search Committee at:

Nominators and prospective candidates please contact AGB Search Executive Search Consultants, Ms. Shannon McCambridge or Ms. Judith B. Ward in full confidence at: or 202.215.8519, or 206.310.7560.

St. Joseph’s College is an Equal Opportunity employer.