RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY:
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey's Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has an enrollment of 5,000 students and offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine. The College is ranked as fifth in the Best Regional Public Universities North category by U.S. News & World Report.
Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and average class size of 23, affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College's exceptional faculty.
Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Assistant Vice President serves as the senior director of development and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors including: individuals with the potential to make a major gift of $25,000 and above, planned gifts to increase membership in the Legacy Society, and corporate gifts to increase membership in the Business Partners Program. The individual should spend nearly 50% of their time on personal visits. The individual manages a portfolio of 100 to 150 prospects and must log between 192 and 240 contacts per calendar year. Working with the VPIA, helps to develop and undertake strategies that will attract endowment funds to support student scholarships, academic programs, and faculty research as well as restricted gifts for capital projects and other College strategic needs. The incumbent supervises the Office of Prospect Research, Annual Fund and Major Gifts which includes screening of alumni, donors, parents, friends and corporations to maximize their support and donations to the College. Responsible for meeting or surpassing all specific fund raising goals established each year in the Strategic Plan and Foundation annual budget. Effectively manage and support committees of the Foundation's Board of Governors.