Director of Advancement Operations

University Advancement
Job Type: 
Administrative and Academic Support Positions

St. Lawrence University seeks an articulate, savvy development professional with superior management, technical, organizational and verbal and written communications skills for the position of Director of Advancement Operations. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the Director of Advancement Operations is responsible for providing strategic leadership for gift processing and prospect research, as well as reporting, data management, analytics, predictive modeling and portfolio management.  In collaboration with other members of the division, the director will secure the ongoing success of advancement in its mission to maximize philanthropy for St. Lawrence.

The successful candidate will have technical systems expertise, as well as knowledge and appreciation of philanthropy and fundraising in a higher education environment.  A bachelor’s degree is required, and a minimum of five years related experience.  Experience with alumni and development database systems and reporting required; proficiency with The Raiser’s Edge is a considerable plus.  Knowledge of prospect research best practices and standard research tools, as well as gift processing and accounting standards (IRS, CASE, FASB).

To apply, send a letter of application, resume, and names of three professional references to Anne Sibley, St. Lawrence University, Vilas Hall 212, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY 13617, or email application materials to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Located in Canton, N.Y., St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare 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.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLU’s homepage at  SLU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.