Associate Vice President for Major and Planned Gifts

Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua, New York

Chautauqua is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program that explores the important religious, social and political issues of our times; stimulates provocative, thoughtful involvement of individuals and families in creative response to such issues; and promotes excellence and creativity in the appreciation, performance and teaching of the arts.

Over the course of nine weeks each summer, more than 100,000 people visit Chautauqua. The Institution hosts more than 2,200 events each year. Situated in a beautiful and historic lakeside village, Chautauqua Institution is a place where avid learners of all ages can pursue knowledge in its many forms.

The Opportunity

The Associate Vice President for Major and Planned Gifts (AVP) will build out and oversee a team of major gift officers and planned giving staff necessary to run a successful comprehensive campaign of significant size. S/He will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a moderate sized portfolio of donors and major gift prospects to achieve annual revenue goals. The ideal candidate has had success in closing six- and seven-figure gifts and experience with designing and implementing fundraising programs. This exciting opportunity to work closely with the Institution CEO to expand the overall fundraising capacity of the Institution also allows for the opportunity to work remotely during the off-season and in Chautauqua during the entire 9-week summer season.

To apply or nominate qualified candidates, complete and submit the form below, or contact Maureen Huminik or Terri Rutter.

Express Interest

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