VICE PRESIDENT FOR COLLEGE ADVANCEMENT
The State University of New York at Geneseo, a nationally recognized, highly selective public liberal arts
college located in the scenic Finger Lakes region near Rochester, is launching a national search for a Vice
President for College Advancement. The search begins as Shaping Lives of Purpose: The Campaign for
Geneseo is celebrating a successful year-long public launch and creatively building on recent investments
in the advancement infrastructure. Reporting to President Christopher C. Dahl and serving as a member of
his cabinet, the chief advancement officer will lead a comprehensive advancement program with 29 staff;
as Vice President, s/he also serves as Executive Director of the Geneseo Foundation. With a campaign well
positioned to reach its goal, an actively committed Foundation Board, a successful initiative to increase alumni
engagement across the country, and an award-winning communications program, Geneseo offers a wealth of
assets to maintain momentum for future growth.
Geneseo has had remarkable success integrating its rigorous academic program with student life experiences
to create a vibrant learning-centered environment, at a value sought after in today’s higher education
marketplace. Serving 5,350 undergraduate students, the College offers 48 undergraduate degree programs as
well as six Master’s programs and 25 interdisciplinary minors. With a student to faculty ratio of 19: 1, Geneseo
attracts students with outstanding high school records. The College’s graduation rate is 81 percent and among
the highest nationally for public institutions. Geneseo campus life is distinguished by a wealth of opportunities
for research, global study, internships and service learning. The College provides a transformational experience
for its students who come to build a life of purpose and accomplishment.
Geneseo seeks a seasoned advancement leader with a tangible record of major gift fundraising and tested
campaign leadership experience. The successful candidate will have significant executive leadership experience
in complex settings, marked by the capacity to build strong partnerships and trusted relationships across all
College constituencies and with diverse internal and external communities.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to review the Vice President for College Advancement Search Profile
which contains a full description of this opportunity, the qualifications and the application process at: www.
geneseo.edu or www.agbsearch.com.
AGB Search in Washington, D.C. is assisting the search and all inquires may be directed to either Senior
Consultant in full confidence:
Dr. Thomas B. Courtice Ms. Judith B. Ward
SUNY Geneseo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, equal Access employer committed to recruiting,
supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. The College actively seeks
applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.
President and CEO
Vienna, Virginia • www.wolftrap.org
Background: As America’s National Park for the Performing Arts, Wolf Trap plays a
valuable leadership role in both the local and national performing arts communities.
Through a wide range of artistic and education programs (over 270 diverse perform-
ances each year), Wolf Trap enhances our nation’s cultural life and ensures that the arts
remain accessible and affordable to the broadest possible audience. A typical season at
Wolf Trap includes something for everyone with performances ranging from symphony
orchestra, dance, theater, opera, pop, country and folk, as well as innovative perform-
ance art and multimedia presentations. Wolf Trap is a public/private partnership between
the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and the U.S. Department of the Inte-
rior, National Park Service.
The Role and Challenge: Working closely with the Chair of the Board, the President
and CEO is responsible for the overall vision, leadership and management of Wolf Trap,
including Board interface, oversight of programming and education; internal management, and external affairs. The challenge of this opportunity is to lead and inspire Wolf
Trap to attain its next level of excellence.
Qualifications: The successful candidate must be a creative, dynamic, visionary leader
with strong external relations and management skills and business acumen. A love for
and knowledge of the performing arts is required, as is a passionate commitment to education.
Wolf Trap seeks a high-energy, proactive and results-oriented individual who inspires
creativity and innovation and is a team player. The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated leadership experience in the management of a complex organization related to
the performing arts, i.e., the management of a performing arts center, performing arts
organization, or educational entity (deans of schools of music, performing arts, etc.).
However, individuals from other sectors, i.e., corporate, government or general not-for-profit also will be given consideration providing they possess the requisite skill set.
As the face of Wolf Trap, the President and CEO must possess a commanding presence, be self-assured and able to demonstrate immediate credibility, both internally and
externally. Strong communication, interpersonal and diplomatic skills are essential. Experience in fundraising or the personal skill set to suggest one would be an effective
fundraiser is key.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Wolf Trap has retained the executive search firm of
Korn/Ferry International to assist in the search.
Please email nominations and applications (resumes and cover letters) to:
Ann Kern and Charles Ingersoll, Senior Client Partners
Email: Wolf Trap@kornferry.com
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
INDEX OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN BOXED ADS
Accounting and finance 34
Annual fund 32, 33
Arts administration 34
Capital campaigns 32, 33
Community outreach 34
Corporate and foundation relations 33
Direct marketing 32, 34
Donor relations 32, 33
Fund raising/other 32, 33
Fund-raising administration 32-34
Government relations and advocacy 34
Grant seeking 32, 33
Human resources 34
Information systems 34
Major gifts 32-34
Managing volunteers 34
Office administration 34
Planned giving 32, 33
Program administration and
management 33, 34
Programs/other 33, 34
Prospect research 33
Public relations and communications
Sales and marketing 34
Jobs by field
Academic centers 33-35
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