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Executive Openings

SUNY System Executive Leadership Openings

Director of Federal Relations

The State University of New York (SUNY) seeks a highly proactive, energetic, and advocacy-minded director of federal relations to work full-time in D.C. to lead advancement of the system’s federal relations legislative, and budgetary priorities, as well as to elevate SUNY'S stature amongst the Executive, Congress, and federal agencies. It is an exciting time to join SUNY, and under the leadership of Chancellor John King, the Director of Federal Relations will join a highly collaborative team working to set policy and advance the Chancellor's strategic priorities. The position is a liaison between the federal government and SUNY Administration, SUNY's 64 campuses, as well as to professional associations, advocacy organizations, and more.

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Executive Director of Climate Action

The State University of New York (SUNY) seeks a strategic, visionary, and collaborative leader to serve as The Executive Director of Climate Action (EDCA). The Office of the Chancellor will work to develop, coordinate, and support campus action on climate change throughout the system, including efforts to decarbonize our campuses, adapt and build resilience in our communities, and prepare students for success in the clean economy. The work will be led by the EDCA and driven out of the SUNY Office of Sustainability (OS). The OS will identify best practices on one or more campuses and strategically turn them into standard business practice on all campuses. The OS will play a leadership and facilitation role by building consensus among all campuses for aggressive yet feasible systemwide goals to move all SUNY campus sustainability practices forward quickly and efficiently. The OS will coordinate the development and implementation of the SUNY Sustainable Practices Policy and track key metrics to analyze and report on progress towards SUNY's goals. Externally, the OS will work to reinforce SUNY’s position as a national leader in campus sustainability.

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Executive Director, SUNY Impact Foundation, Inc.

The State University of New York (SUNY) seeks a strategic, visionary, and collaborative leader to serve as the Executive Director for the SUNY Impact Foundation for the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. The Executive Director will play an important role in developing and implementing fundraising strategy to advance SUNY's leadership in these critical areas and will be responsible for leading the effort to cultivate and solicit major, principal, planned, corporate, and foundation gifts, as well as prospect research, at the System level. The ideal candidate will personally identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects for major gifts and/or partnerships as defined by SUNY's standards through visits and other forms or direct contact for development, represent SUNY to various external institutional constituents (i.e., corporations, foundations, funding agencies, government agencies, etc.) as appropriate, and engage with SUNY leadership, faculty, and staff across SUNY campuses to articulate strategy for development of partnerships and collaborations in order to enhance SUNY's mission, and liase with campus constituents to optimize philanthropic opportunities across the system.

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Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer

The Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer will be a customer-service focused strategic leader responsible for the development and execution of organization-wide human resource strategies; establishing and fostering professional development; and leading the University's efforts in attracting, recruiting, and retaining outstanding talent to support the University's mission. The Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer will promote and ensure implementation of system-wide excellence in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

The Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer will provide vision and leadership to the University in all areas of Human Resources Management within System Administration and in partnership with 64 SUNY campuses, each of whom have their own unique needs and their own internal Chief Human Resources Officer.

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Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

The State University of New York (SUNY) seeks a strategic, visionary, and collaborative leader to serve as Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer (VC/CDO) for the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. Reporting directly to the Chancellor and serving on the Chancellor's leadership team, the VC/CDO will oversee the operation and management of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The VC/CDO will be responsible for all aspects of promoting and advancing the System's diversity goals, creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, and assuring all campuses have resources, training, and support responsive to their unique requirements and consistent with overall SUNY practices and goals.

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Executive Director for Charter School Institute

The Executive Director of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute provides leadership to the Institute. S/he is accountable to the SUNY Board of Trustees and Chancellor on all aspects of the Institute's programmatic and fiscal operations. S/he is responsible for overseeing the Institute's charter authorizing and renewal of activities, monitoring the performance of charter schools, and presenting recommendations to the SUNY Board of Trustees.

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For questions or if you are interested in applying to any of the positions posted, please submit only a cover letter and resume to Zulaika Rodriguez, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Presidential Searches at Zulaika.rodriguez@suny.edu