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St. Lawrence University Vice President for University Advancement in Canton, New York

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Position Title Vice President for University Advancement

FLSA Exempt

Primary Responsibilities

St. Lawrence considers its location one of its greatest assets. Canton, New York, is a rural community and regional business and government center with a population of 7,000 in the St. Lawrence River Valley. In the heart of New York State’s North Country, the region is characterized by several small cities, numerous farms, many villages, and four colleges within 10 miles; clean air and open landscapes; and friendly, self-sufficient communities. Canton sits between the Adirondack Park, the largest state park in the United States and the site of the University’s nationally recognized Adirondack Semester, and the Canadian-U.S. border that is the St. Lawrence River. It is in close proximity to U.S. cities such as Burlington, VT; Syracuse, NY; and the Adirondack region’s center of sports and recreation, the Olympic Village of Lake Placid, NY. The major Canadian cities and cultural centers of Ottawa and Montreal are nearby, with Ottawa the closest city to the University. As a result, St. Lawrence is the American liberal arts college closest to the capital of a foreign nation, and the Canadian studies program takes full advantage of proximity for international and intercultural learning.

The Position

Reporting directly to President Morris and serving as a member of the University Senior Staff, the Vice President provides strategic direction and leadership for development, alumni relations and advancement operations functions and a staff of over 40.

Through direct and indirect cultivation of principal and major gift donors, the Vice President is responsible for substantially increasing the levels of participation and dollars in annual giving, endowment assets, and capital campaign projects. The Vice President is accountable for working effectively and with integrity with trustees, alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, students, and members of the North Country community from various and diverse backgrounds; developing clear objectives and delivering results; and being an effective partner with the University President. The Vice President will also be a valuable team member with the senior staff and others in building understanding about, relationships with, and investments in the University. Paramount is the expectation to assist the University President in advancing the University in its mission and toward attainment of its vision.

This is a full-time position on the St. Lawrence University campus in Canton, NY.

Minimum Qualifications

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Preferred Qualifications

Salary The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The anticipated salary range for this role is $270,000 to $290,000.

Status (FT, PT, Seasonal, Temp) Full-time (12 months)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number ST01153

Desired Start Date

Open Date (to accept applications)

Close Date (date applications will not be considered)

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

The search process is currently underway and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be forwarded, in confidence, to:

Susan VanGilder, Practice Leader and Managing Director, Education Practice

Kamilah Allen, Senior Associate

Storbeck Search

No applications will be accepted via email or the St. Lawrence HR site.

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