May 20, 2016

AVP for Development Position Open at Montclair State University

An Associate Vice President for Development position has opened up at Montclair State University. We have posted it here on our website. If interested, read the requirements and apply!


Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, Montclair State University is a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. Designated a Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University’s nine colleges and schools serve more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master's and baccalaureate-level programs. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated and diverse academic environment.

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity.  Additional information can be found on the MSU website at


Montclair State University is currently seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Associate Vice President for Development.  Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Associate Vice President is the University’s chief development officer, responsible for leading a large team of fundraising professionals.  The Associate Vice President will have primary responsibility for the development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive fundraising program for the University, including responsibility for expanding the University’s donor pool, for maintaining personal relationships with major donors, for participating directly in fundraising activities, and for serving as a highly visible representative of the University among the existing and potential donor communities.


Preferred candidates for the position will have: a minimum of  a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of very substantial fundraising experience in a public or private university environment or other related non-profit environment; the capacity to function effectively in the competitive and fast-paced environment of the New Jersey/New York City metroplex region; demonstrated strong management experience, including personnel management; experience working with financial vehicles related to various gifting methodologies; familiarity with the laws, regulations, and ethical standards related to fundraising; a track record of successful major gift acquisition; outstanding communication skills; integrity; and, the capacity to make the case effectively, with sincerity and passion, for a mission-driven public institution of higher education. 

Applicants should submit a complete resume of their education and employment history, a cover letter, and a list of references via the apply link.

The position will remain open until filled, and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.