Education, Fundraising and Advancement, Higher Education

Vice President for University Advancement

  • St. Lawrence University
  • Canton, NY

A nationally ranked liberal arts college, St. Lawrence University is a vibrant, collaborative community of learners who value thought and action. Students tap their full potential as they embrace the natural environment, engage with global challenges, and experience the relevance and adventure of a liberal arts education in a complex and changing world. St. Lawrence University inspires students and prepares them to be critical and creative thinkers; to find a compass for their lives and careers; and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity, and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

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 services 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, 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.

View and download the full position description here.

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

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