Senior Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations

New York University

New York, New York

With a breadth and depth rivaled by few others, New York University (NYU) is now blazing an even more extraordinary trail. The largest private university in the United States, NYU is a globally distinguished research institution that rewards entrepreneurship, inspires philanthropy, and invests in the most innovative ideas. While NYU remains very much “in and of the city” where it was founded, it is also today a university that is “in and of the world,” widely recognized internationally as a leading institution, distinctive in its cosmopolitan character, its global outlook, and the boldness of its ambitions.

The quality of the NYU student body is outstanding, with more than 50,000 students coming from every U.S. state and 133 foreign countries. The NYU faculty is renowned for its research and teaching expertise, and is celebrated widely. The University offers curriculum ranging from the arts and humanities to the social sciences, sciences and mathematics, from law, business and engineering to studio and performing arts, education, public policy, social work, dentistry and nursing, in addition to one of New York City’s greatest and most accomplished medical centers. NYU’s philanthropic efforts have been groundbreaking, with hundreds of millions of dollars raised annually and billions of dollars cultivated by campaigns. The University has repeatedly appeared at the top of Princeton Review’s list of “dream schools” for undergraduate students.

The Opportunity

The Senior Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations (SVP) will be charting an exciting course as NYU enters its next phase of growth, including laying the groundwork for its next ambitious campaign. A strategic partner to two new leaders, the President and Chairman of the Board, the SVP will be visionary and imaginative in conveying the NYU story and its future.

Seasoned with the ability to inspire, the SVP will bring a strong and proven track record of closing gifts at the transformative level along with a dedicated commitment to the mission of higher education. S/He will continue to enhance a robust central development enterprise, building upon the University’s strong principal gifts culture, with a focus on broadening the donor base to reflect the University’s vast and global footprint. Above all, the SVP will embrace the mission, values, history and potential of New York University.