Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

City University of New York

New York City, New York


The City University of New York (CUNY) seeks an experienced, collaborative and ambitious advancement professional to serve as the next Vice Chancellor for University Advancement.  Originally founded as the Free Academy of the City of New York in 1847 and growing over the next century to become City University of New York in 1961, it is today, the largest urban public university in the United States encompassing 25 colleges and campuses.

Reporting to the Chancellor of The City University of New York, Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, and serving as a member of the university senior management team, the Vice Chancellor will direct, design, and implement strategies that maximize personal engagement and produce increasing levels of support for the entirety of CUNY. The Vice Chancellor will work closely with CUNY administrative and academic leadership, staff, and key volunteers to create a strong and consistent message about CUNY to its constituencies, assist in efforts to enhance institutional image and public awareness, and strengthen internal and external relationships and partnerships to benefit the university system. S/he will conduct a strategic assessment of existing philanthropic strengths and opportunities, and design a roadmap for long-term growth and success in development, particularly as CUNY contemplates a university-wide campaign.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic and accomplished individual to advance a comprehensive, high-level development program, capable of meeting CUNY’s objectives and enhancing its resources and reputation, including the key role it plays in higher education as a beacon of college accessibility for New York’s youth.  With at least 10 years of leadership experience in successful development operations or in similarly complex programs (preferably in higher education with an emphasis on diverse student populations), the ideal candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of all major development functions; substantial experience in campaign planning and execution; personal success in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship at the major and principal gift levels; and experience working with or in a supporting foundation. 

The executive search firm, Isaacson Miller, is leading this recruitment effort led by Jack Gorman, Pam Malumphy and Ryan Cheung.  Please visit for more a detailed position profile and contact information.

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.