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Position #FY13-93
May 16, 2013

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About the Hiring Unit

The University Advancement division includes the Foundation and the Office of Alumni Affairs. The Foundation works with donors and the University to meet the needs of current and future students through philanthropic support. The Office of Alumni Affairs connects alumni to their alma mater through networking events, professional development programming and social activities.

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.

Salary Range

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent comprehensive benefits package included.

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Application Process
Applicants must submit a letter of interest outlining background, qualifications and vision for the position, a resume or curriculum vitae and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least five professional references.

Please submit all nominations, applications and communication to:

Chair, University Advancement Search Committee
Office of the Chancellor
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Box 1151
Edwardsville, IL 62026

Or send electronically (preferred method) to

Completed applications should be received by June 17, 2013, for optimal consideration; review of completed applications will continue until the position is filled.

About SIUE
Emphasizing teaching, research and public service programs, SIUE is a premier Metropolitan University with more than 14,000 students enrolled. Founded in 1957, SIUE is a fully accredited public institution- beautifully situated in Edwardsville on 2,660 acres just 25 miles from St. Louis. SIUE provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace.

SIUE has been recognized nationally for excellent programs and a commitment to service.

  • SIUE's Senior Assignment Program has been heralded by the Association of American Colleges and Universities as a national model in the effectiveness of academic programs offered.
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges of 2013 lists SIUE among the top 15 public universities in the best Regional Universities Midwest (master's granting) category for the ninth consecutive year. The overall scores are based on the academic preparedness of students, graduation rates, faculty characteristics and the reputation of SIUE in higher education.
  • For the third-consecutive year, Washington Monthly ranks SIUE among the Top 50 out of the 682 master's universities in the nation. SIUE is 25th among public institutions on that list. Unlike conventional rankings, Washington Monthly evaluates an institution's "contribution to the public good" in three broad categories: Social Mobility, Research and Service.
  • The Corporation for National and Community Service named SIUE to the annual President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year. This honor recognizes SIUE's commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

The University awards degrees in 44 undergraduate and 68 graduate programs, including transcriptable certificates, encompassing the arts and sciences, nursing, education, business and engineering. The Schools of Dental Medicine and Pharmacy award a professional degree in dental medicine (D.M.D.) and in pharmacy (Pharm.D.). Doctoral programs are available in the Schools of Education (Ed.D.) and Nursing (DNP). Cooperative doctoral programs (Ph.D.) in engineering and history are offered with SIU Carbondale.

The main campus includes University Park, a research park established to support economic development. The Edwardsville campus is supplemented by campuses in East St. Louis and Alton.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran's status in violation of Title VII.

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the "Campus Fire Safety Right to Know." For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, 618-650-2536.

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