Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement

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The New School

Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement

The New School, a dynamic and historic institution of higher education in New York City, seeks exceptional candidates to fill the position of Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement (SVP). The Senior Vice President will serve as the senior fundraising executive of The New School and will lead both the alumni and external engagement work for the University.

The New School is a university where scholars, artists, and designers come together to challenge convention and create positive change. The New School takes full advantage of its location in one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world. Comprised of five colleges- the College of Performing Arts, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School for Social Research, Parsons School of Design, and the Schools of Public Engagement; as well as our European campus, Parsons Paris. The New School also has extensive offerings in Continuing and Professional Education. The academic centers in New York City and Paris, along with hubs in Shanghai and Mumbai, offer over 10,000 students more than 135 undergraduate and graduate degree programs uniquely designed to prepare them to make a more just, beautiful, and better-designed world.

The Office of Development and Alumni Engagement team members work to reflect the University’s commitment to celebrating the arc of the institution’s history of being a convention-defying academic institution and leveraging the fact that the New School is the only university that is home to an acclaimed design school, a legendary social research school, a premier liberal arts college, and a prestigious performing arts college. At The New School, fundraising results have been on an upward trajectory and the team raises an average $30M a year, has achieve over 90% of its $250 million campaign goal and in recent fundraising news, received two grants totaling $5.5 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to advance demographic and intellectual diversity and politically engaged art, scholarship and public engagement at the University.

Reporting to The New School’s dynamic new President Dwight A. McBride, the SVP is responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive philanthropic vision for The New School that aligns with its mission and strategic priorities. The SVP will be a proven and innovative development leader with a substantial record of building teams and programs to advance the mission and goals of an academic, cultural or other similarly-complex institution with a sophisticated donor base.  The SVP will demonstrate significant major and principal gift fundraising success and will possess the leadership and managerial acumen necessary to inspire and mentor an ambitious and committed development and alumni engagement team and program. 

For more detailed information about the role, please visit the active searches link to review the full description. https://www.storbecksearch.com/active-searches/.

Please direct all inquiries, nominations and applications to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner

Kenna Boyd, Senior Associate

Storbeck Search

NewSchoolSVPDev@storbecksearch.com

The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.