The Opportunity Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) seeks applications and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor for University Advancement. The Vice Chancellor, also serving as CEO of the SIUE Foundation, will lead the development and execution of institutional fundraising strategy. The Vice Chancellor will provide leadership and direction to SIUE’s advancement operations in order to support the long-term goals of the University. The Vice Chancellor will represent the University among key constituency groups to support SIUE’s position as an economic and philanthropic leader in southwestern Illinois. Through advancement activities, the Vice Chancellor will strengthen SIUE’s reputation as a nationally recognized university educating and developing professional and community leaders through excellent faculty and programs.
About the Position
Reporting directly to the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement is responsible for developing and leading a comprehensive advancement program to support the University’s strategic initiatives and long-term goals. Working closely with the Chancellor, academic units and key stakeholders, the Vice Chancellor will create and execute an efficient fundraising strategy to continue and expand the success of the current capital campaign, ending June 30, 2013.
The Vice Chancellor will oversee the activities of the division of University Advancement (including Planned Giving, Annual Giving, Financial Affairs, Major Gifts and Prospect Research), Alumni Affairs, the SIUE Alumni Association and the SIUE Foundation. The Vice Chancellor will work closely with the SIUE Foundation Board of Directors, its officers, and its committees by providing leadership in establishing goals, identifying fundraising priorities, administering policies and procedures, and stewarding the assets of the Foundation.
The Vice Chancellor will ensure that the SIUE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, aligns with the mission, vision, values and strategic initiatives of the University and maintains the highest level of stewardship in overseeing the investment and use of gifts. The Vice Chancellor will work collaboratively with the Deans to develop fundraising goals and monitor the activities of development officers to ensure that current and prospective donors are effectively cultivated, solicited and stewarded.
The Vice Chancellor will work consultatively with academic units to identify advancement and development priorities and prospective donors. Through leadership and a donor-centric approach, the Vice Chancellor will work to create a culture of philanthropy among all SIUE constituency groups.
Qualified candidates must hold a minimum of a master’s degree in an appropriate field. Eligible candidates must have at least 8-10 years of leadership experience in development/fundraising management, with progressive and demonstrated success in planning and implementing development strategies. Candidates must have successful experience in major gifts fundraising, capital campaign development, planned giving programs and annual giving strategies, as well as personal success in donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Candidates must understand the role of, and have successful experience in the management of, development technology including constituent relationship management systems and multi-channel fundraising.
Candidates should be recognized leaders with the extensive knowledge, experience, communication skills and ability to successfully lead an advancement program and manage University Relations staff. The selected candidate will be required to travel nationally, with the possibility of occasional international travel, in order to manage a nationwide portfolio of individuals, foundations and corporations, soliciting major and principal gifts.