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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 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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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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Leadership Gift Officer
Archdiocese of Newark (Newark, NJ)

The Leadership Gift Officer is responsible for fulfilling the mission and vision of the Archdiocese of Newark by working to drive efforts to engage constituents. Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, he/she will work closely with Archdiocesan leadership, lay leadership, pastors, and parishes to facilitate progress by building relationships with prospective donors to increase annual, capital and deferred giving to meet annual fundraising goals.

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Successfully Completed Searches

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)


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  Summit Speech School  (New Providence, NJ)

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