Vice President of Advancement Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York

Dedicated to changing the way the world looks at food and providing the finest professional education, the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) has been setting the standard for excellence for more than 60 years. In addition to offering associate and bachelor’s degrees, the CIA’s conferences and consulting services have made it the think tank of the food industry in the areas of health and wellness, sustainability, world cuisines and cultures, and professional excellence and innovation. Based in historic and beautiful Hyde Park, NY, the CIA’s main campus is set on 170 acres near the scenic Hudson River and boasts 41 professionally equipped kitchens and bakeshops, four student-staffed public restaurants, a demonstration theater, a culinary science lab, athletic facilities, and a host of other amenities both befitting a major college campus and unique in all of culinary education for its offerings and resources.

The Opportunity

In this leadership role, the Vice President of Advancement serves as the chief fundraiser and is responsible for achieving the fundraising goals of the CIA, including oversight of the annual $13M target and the completion of the remaining $20M for the CIA’s $101M Capital Campaign. S/he will supervise 19 full-time staffers and lead the planning and implementation of all development, alumni relations and related programs. The Vice President must have a minimum of 10-15 years in a senior Advancement or Business Development leadership role, and demonstrate the ability and vision to deliver results and lead change in a highly focused, demanding institution.

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