UW Parkside stands at an exciting moment in history. As the university considers its first comprehensive campaign, it is looking for an energetic, forward-focused advancement executive to help convert potential into reality. A timely and relevant mission align with increased university resources invested in a growth minded advancement enterprise. Success in the coming years will mean that the Vice Chancellor, Advancement has established a sustainable philanthropic foundation, increased alumni engagement, and successfully communicated the vision, needs and impact of a university inextricably intertwined with the economic growth of the region. UW Parkside seeks a self-motivated, strategic and growth oriented partner who is eager to build a program, close principal gifts and collaborate with committed partners across campus.
The Vice Chancellor, Advancement reports directly to the Chancellor. This person serves as the institutional officer providing leadership, development and management of a coordinated development, alumni relations, public relations and communications initiatives.
University Advancement is responsible for leading dynamic development activities, corporate relations, alumni relations, Foundation Board engagement, strategic communications and legislative liaison activities to assist the University in supporting the long-term sustainability of its educational mission and distinctive position in public higher education. Development includes individual giving, major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, corporate philanthropy, and foundation giving as well as donor cultivation and stewardship. Alumni relations involves working with constituent alumni organizations, the Alumni Association, the four colleges and the athletic department to foster engagement of a diverse alumni community with the students, faculty and staff to advance the University’s mission. Communications and public relations efforts include strategic communications with alumni and donors to the University and various community stakeholders in the region as well as media relations covering all University units.
Provides strategic vision for development and alumni relations, implementing that vision through collaborative leadership with the Chancellor, UW-Parkside Foundation and the UW-Parkside Alumni Association.
Develop annual fundraising targets and develop a strategic plan to meet established goals, in collaboration with the Chancellor and the UW-Parkside Foundation. Goals build on essential fundraising strategies and programs to include: Major and Principal Gifts, Annual Giving, Corporate Philanthropy, Alumni Engagement and Giving, Planned Giving and premier donor and prospect engagement events and activities.
Serve as the principal gift officer for UW-Parkside focused on successfully closing gifts that serve to transform the university.
Serves as an adviser to the Chancellor on UW System, state and federal rules and regulations regarding philanthropic giving and development operations within the state of Wisconsin.
Serve as liaison and advisor to Chancellor and cabinet on annual Foundation governance calendar and activities including fundraising reports, financial reporting as well as annual internal and independent audits.
Advisor to the Chancellor and cabinet on communications, public relations and legislative liaison topics.
Prepares or directs comprehensive reports and provides oversite for activities related to identifying, cultivating and securing major gifts and fundraising campaigns in support of the strategic goals of the University.
Coordinates the development of strategic fundraising programs with each of the four the academic deans and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs/Provost to include major gift identification, solicitation and stewardship as well as well-planned alumni and prospect cultivation events and activities.
Donor and Constituent Relations
Builds relationships with personal and professional contacts to cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with community leaders, business leaders, alumni, parents, and donors to meet the strategic fundraising goals of the University.
Serves as a representative for the University (and the Chancellor, as needed) interacting with donors, alumni, constituents, and general public at internal and external functions both in and out-of-state as required to meet University fundraising goals.
Serves as primary liaison with the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Foundation.
Sets goals and prepares regular reports on donations, visits, contacts, projects, and major gifts for the Chancellor and the UW-Parkside Foundation.
Manages a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects.
Advancement and fundraising initiatives with attention to major gift donors, prospects, alumni and premier fundraising events.
STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
HOW TO APPLY:
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Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday November 29, 2020 are ensured full consideration
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