Teachers College, Columbia University is the first, largest, and most comprehensive graduate school of education, health, and psychology in the United States. Committed to innovation, excellence, and social justice, Teachers College (TC) offers over 45 programs through a multidisciplinary approach that prepares psychologists, nutritionists, health educators, and speech pathologists, as well as business and school leaders to tackle today’s most pressing problems to make the world a better place for all. Teachers College’s influential faculty literally “wrote the book” and are the original thinkers and field shapers who continue to contribute significantly to the evolution of educational policies and practices while holding critical research and leadership roles globally. TC’s expansive alumni network, comprising 94,000 individuals, reflects a legacy of groundbreakers and changemakers who lead at every level, making impactful global contributions across various disciplines.
Located in the heart of New York City, Teachers College embraces its role as an integral part of the culturally rich Morningside Heights and Harlem communities. TC’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging underscores its dedication to fostering positive change.
The Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA) is a visionary leadership role at the forefront of driving TC’s philanthropic and engagement initiatives. Reporting directly to the President and serving on the President’s Cabinet, the VPIA collaborates closely with the Board of Trustees and leads a team of 50 professionals to establish priorities and annual goals that align with the short and long-term objectives of Teachers College.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to Teachers College’s historic mission and possess the skills to build and foster meaningful relationships with people at all levels and across a diverse range of educational and social backgrounds.
Candidates for the VPIA position should bring a minimum of 10 years of progressive fundraising management experience, including proven success leading and retaining teams and programs that represent best practice models in higher education. The role requires expertise in driving multi-million-dollar fundraising campaigns in complex higher-education environments, working with board members, and recruiting leadership volunteers, senior colleagues, and managing multiple complex stakeholder relationships with the ability to prioritize institutional goals, values, strategy, and long-term interests.
The salary range for this position is $355,000–$375,000 commensurate with experience.