Stony Brook, NY

Vice President for Advancement/Executive Director of the Stony Brook Foundation, Stony Brook University

The Organization

One of four research-intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, Stony Brook University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and is known as one of the nation’s premier centers for academic excellence and a leader in generating social mobility. In the last decade, with an investment of resources and support from leadership, the Advancement division experienced dramatic growth, a heightened level of professionalization, and a strong adherence to industry best-practices. That success is evidenced by The Campaign for Stony Brook, the most successful fundraising effort in SUNY history. As a national leader in moving students for the bottom to the top of the economic mobility ladder, Stony Brook’s mission of excellence coupled with access is a rare combination that has potential to excite increased support from private philanthropy.

Position Overview

Vice President for Advancement/Executive Director of the Stony Brook Foundation
Stony Brook University
New York, New York

The University’s next Vice President for Advancement/Executive Director of the Stony Brook Foundation (VPA) will play a critical role in propelling the University into its next half century, capitalizing on the momentum that is driving Stony Brook into the ranks of the most highly regarded public research universities in the nation. With vast untapped opportunity to better engage the broader alumni base, this role will be uniquely poised to cultivate mission focused philanthropists, many of whom reside in Long Island or the surrounding region. Seeking a visionary and forward thinker, the incoming VPA will raise sights, instill industry innovation, and broaden the donor base to create an even greater sense of invention and opportunity, in effort to raise the institution’s profile and reputation among key public universities.

A senior advancement professional with significant experience building and enhancing comprehensive and successful programs, the ideal candidate must have broad interests, experience, and commitment to higher education, its ideals, and the necessities of modern leadership. A strong leader, thoughtful manager, and able and willing delegator, the VPA will advocate for their team and will have the energy and the fortitude to lead Stony Brook to a new level of achievement – both quantitatively and qualitatively – in its advancement efforts.

How To Apply

To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Lindauer Senior Executive Vice President Jill Lasman or Senior Consultant Christian Myers at

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