Executive Search

Executive Leadership & Advancement 

RA has an extensive network of contacts and vast professional knowledge in the fundraising industry. We provide valuable assistance to institutions in search of qualified development and executive professionals. RA has worked with over 1,250 institutions. We have observed firsthand why certain individuals succeed as the CEO or the Chief Advancement Officer of a nonprofit, and, conversely, why others fail. Our process focuses on finding and launching the right fit for your organization’s future.  

“More than any other advancement professional organization that I have worked with, Ruotolo Associates invested the appropriate time required to understand our business, our vision, and mission and methodically demonstrated a commitment to the very swift timeline and objectives, which is precisely what is required to be successful. And they were. They quickly mobilized their team, methodically engaged new candidates from prestigious institutions, efficiently evaluating candidates’ capacity along the way. They captivated senior management and busy board members as active participants in an effective and encouraging way. Their ongoing mentorship of our new CAO will help ensure their success, longevity, and ultimate positive impact on Waveny LifeCare Network’s philanthropic goals.”

Russell Barksdale, Jr., PResident & CEO, Waveny LifeCare Network

Current Searches

Director of Advancement
Ramapo College of New Jersey (Mahwah, NJ)

Reporting to the Vice President of Strategic Enrollment, Outreach and Engagement/Executive Director of the Ramapo College Foundation, the Director of Advancement (Director 1, D32) is responsible for a portfolio of 125-150 major gift prospects, private foundations/corporations, and donors.

Ruotolo Associates works with Ramapo College of New Jersey  on a pro-bono basis.*

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Director of Enrollment Management
Cardinal Mooney High School (Sarasota, FL)

The Director of Enrollment Management reports directly to the Principal and is responsible for the strategic direction and plan implementation for each element of the freshman and transfer life cycle, from inquiry generation through onboarding.

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Director of Development
Austin Preparatory School (Reading, MA)

The Director of Development reports to the Head of School, is responsible for spearheading the fundraising programs and initiatives of Austin Prep. The fundraising priorities focus on both the long-term financial sustainability of the school as well as meeting the annual needs required to operate.

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Philanthropic Consultant – Senior Level
Ruotolo Associates Inc. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ)

Ruotolo Associates (RA) is seeking Senior Associates to provide on and off-site service to clients in the areas of capital/major gift campaigns, pre-campaign studies, development program assessments, and executive searches. Positions available for full and project-based engagements.

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Successfully Completed Searches

Director of Development
The National Catholic Bioethics Center (Philadelphia, PA)

The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) reflects on the ethical dimensions of medicine and scientific development and works to uphold the dignity of the human person in health care and biomedical research. 

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Director of Mission Advancement
African Sisters Education Collaborative (Scranton, PA) (Remote Optional)

To support ASEC in its mission, the Director of Mission Advancement will be directly responsible for successfully leading, expanding, and implementing a  comprehensive advancement program.

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President
Brooklyn Jesuit Prep (Brooklyn, New York)

Founded in 2003, Brooklyn Jesuit Prep is a Catholic Jesuit middle school serving low-income families of diverse races, ethnicities, and faiths located in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. Brooklyn Jesuit Prep’s mission is to develop young leaders who are intellectually competent, open to growth, loving, religious, and committed to doing justice. 

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Director of Development
Bishop Verot Catholic High School (Ft. Myers, FL)

In collaboration with the Principal and Board of Directors, the Director of Development will develop new relationships while maintaining and growing existing ones and building the school’s visibility, impact, and philanthropic resources. This position will be responsible for leading Bishop Verot High School’s future capital campaign(s).

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Director of Advancement
St. Joseph High School (Trumbull, CT)

To support St Joseph High School in its mission, the Director of Advancement will be directly responsible for successfully leading, expanding, and implementing a comprehensive advancement program, including the St. Joseph Fund.

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Executive Director of Mission Advancement
Diocese of Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ)

The Executive Director of Mission Advancement (EDMA) will guide the initiatives that deliver the message and engage donors and leaders in supporting the mission of the Diocese of Phoenix. 

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Director of Mission Advancement
Congregation of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary (Stockbridge, MA)

The Director of Mission Advancement works with Marian Fathers leadership to plan, structure and implement a comprehensive Mission Advancement program. These elements include major gifts, planned giving, grants, special events, print and electronic communications, and overall administration of the Mission Advancement Office.

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Sacred Heart High School

Principal
Sacred Heart High School (Yonkers, NY)

Sacred Heart is seeking an academic leader with the experience and skill to collaboratively advance an academic vision of excellence and the energy and empathy to lead a group of talented and dedicated teachers, staff, and students.

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Senior Director of Development Operations
University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary (Mundelein, IL)

University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary is seeking a Senior Director of Development Operations to drive efforts to engage constituents; broaden and deepen the relationships within the University community and advance the work of the Office of Development through the meaningful contribution of gifts and talents.

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Director of Development
Buffalo Zoo (Buffalo, NY)

The Buffalo Zoo is seeking an entrepreneurial and experienced Director of Development whose values and accomplishments align with the Zoo’s intentional paradigm of collaborative leadership, dynamic improvement and creative impact.

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Chief Advancement Officer  Waveny LifeCare Network (New Canaan, CT)

Director of Development  The Passionists of St. Paul of the Cross Province (Rye Brook, NY)

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR  Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Naples District Council (Naples, FL)

Director of Development Operations  Archdiocese of Newark (Newark, NJ)

HEAD OF SCHOOL  Saint Vincent Academy (Newark, NJ)

DIRECTOR OF MISSION ADVANCEMENT  Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception (Stockbridge, MA)

DIRECTOR OF INDIVIDUAL GIVING  UnidosUS (Washington, DC)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  Summit Speech School  (New Providence, NJ)

DIRECTOR OF MISSION ADVANCEMENT  The Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius  (Danville, PA)

Director of Mission Advancement
Congregation of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary (Stockbridge, MA)

The Director of Mission Advancement works with Marian Fathers leadership to plan, structure and implement a comprehensive Mission Advancement program. These elements include major gifts, planned giving, grants, special events, print and electronic communications, and overall administration of the Mission Advancement Office.

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