Montclair State University

  • Vice President for Development

    Job Locations US-NJ-Montclair
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/2/2018 9:51 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Vice President for Development reports to the President of the University and exercises a critical leadership role as the chief development officer for the University.  The Vice President is a member of the President’s Cabinet, and, together with the University’s other senior administrators, shares broad responsibilities to advance the mission, reputation, and capacity of the University to fulfill its important purposes.


    The Vice President for Development is responsible for leading a large team of professionals and will have primary responsibility for the development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive fundraising program for the University, building strong relationships with an expanded donor community, including corporations, foundations, individual philanthropists, and alumni.  The Vice President will oversee the enhancement of productive and creative communication and links to the University’s large and varied base of supporters. 


    Preferred qualifications for the position include:

    • a minimum of a bachelor’s degree;
    • at least 15 years of very substantial and successful fundraising experience in a public or private university environment or closely related non-profit environment;
    • a track record of substantial major gift acquisition;
    • knowledge of, and the capacity to function effectively in, the competitive and fast-paced New Jersey/New York City region;
    • demonstrated strong and effective management and team-building experience;
    • experience working with a variety of financial vehicles related to gifting methodologies;
    • experience working effectively with various information management systems related to fundraising and donor accountability;
    • familiarity with the laws, regulations, and ethical standards related to fundraising;
    • outstanding written, face-to-face, and presentation communication skills and the capacity to make the case effectively, with sincerity and passion, for a mission-driven public institution of higher education;
    • absolute integrity; and
    • comfort working in a large, highly diverse, public institution.


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