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Senior Vice President for Advancement

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with New York Academy of Sciences in the search for a Senior Vice President for Advancement.

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Senior Vice President for Advancement will steward current donor relationships and forge new relationships to build the Academy’s visibility, financial resources, and impact on society. The Senior Vice President will lead the institution’s efforts to build and sustain a comprehensive fundraising program, and to raise the visibility of the Academy to the larger community of philanthropists interested in science.

The Senior Vice President will develop and execute strategies to ensure effective messaging to potential donors, friends of the Academy, policy makers, science and research media, and the public at large. In this capacity, the Senior Vice President will work closely with all teams within the Academy to support their communication needs for marketing, digital, print, video, social media, public/media relations, and related content.

For over 200 years, the New York Academy of Sciences has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery in order to advance its mission to drive innovative solutions to society's challenges by advancing scientific research, education, and policy. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, the Academy has become not only an enduring cultural institution in New York, but also one of the most significant advocates for science and technology in the global community.

Empowered by an exceptional network of Nobel laureates, CEOs, senior scientists and engineers, and tens of thousands of young people, the Academy is tackling some of the world’s most pressing concerns including initiatives in STEM education and health in partnership with the heads of the United Nations, its agencies, the World Bank, and leading universities and corporations to address the grand challenges facing the planet (the Sustainable Development Goals); championing risk takers and innovators – game-changers who upend the research landscape and blaze new trails; and moving from knowledge dissemination to action, bringing individuals and organizations together to drive real-world solutions to global challenges through collective action in science and technology.

The continued success of Academy programs and initiatives depends upon the engagement and support of an amazing global network of partner institutions, funders, and members. As it enters its third century, the Academy is proud to celebrate all the innovators, educators, and problem-solvers – past, present, and future – who make up the World’s Smartest Network.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position. At least ten years of demonstrated nonprofit leadership and major gifts experience in a nonprofit organization of comparable size and complexity is preferred, as is an advanced degree. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the New York Academy of Sciences.

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