Associate or Assistant Vice President for Strategic Partnerships

  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Jan 27, 2024
Full time Provost/Academic Vice President Other Executive

Job Description


Associate or Assistant Vice President for Strategic Partnerships

Location: San Antonio, TX
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 11395
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Org Marketing Statement

The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to promoting access for all. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.


With more than 34,000 students, UTSA is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property—for Texas, the nation and the world. Learn more online, on UTSA Today or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or LinkedIn.





Posting End Date: This position will remain open until filled. At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may close once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.



Salary Range: Commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.



Hours: up to 40 hours per week, exempt.



Required Application Materials:




  • Resume and Cover Letter is required.






Essential Functions

The Associate/Assistant Vice President for Strategic Partnerships will lead efforts to establish and maintain key partnerships supporting university priorities. Reporting to the President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement, the AVP will collaborate closely with advancement colleagues, faculty, academic leaders and partners across UTSA to develop strategic, innovative and multifaceted opportunities to build connections with local, state and national corporations and foundations. The AVP will work with the Provost to advance Academic Affairs initiatives, such as Career-Engaged Learning, and collaborate with college and unit development officers charged with building institutional partnerships.

Specific duties include:

  1. Identify and manage a portfolio of relationships with key leadership or influencers among existing and potential corporate and foundation partners; design a business development plan with emphasis on the strategy that targets global foundations to fund priority program areas.


  2. Supervise the Corporate and Foundation Engagement (CFE) team. The Director of Corporate Engagement and the Director of Foundation Engagement are focused on expanding and enhancing corporate and foundation engagement. The CFE team works with units and faculty across campus to help them develop, refine and implement corporate and foundation fundraising strategies by directing and coordinating activities related to obtaining major and principal level funding and support, including working with research and all programs on campus that engage these areas.


  3. Identify emerging business leadership and industry trends with a special emphasis on developing high value-exchange alliances to garner larger philanthropic commitments to support the mission and goals of the University.


  4. Develop a solid pipeline of acquisition targets that closely align with UTSA's foundation partnership strategy through close collaboration with senior leaders and external entities.


  5. Manage the development of highly competitive proposals for foundation prospects and leverage diverse foundation goals and preferences in conjunction with university goals at the local, state, and national level. Monitor proposal deadlines, prepare and edit proposals, and manage proposal submissions.


  6. In collaboration with the Donor Relations team, develop and oversee a high-quality stewardship process for active CFE prospects and donors. Ensure that stewardship and reporting requirements are met to sustain successful partnerships by maintaining detailed records of solicitation activities.


  7. Serve as an active member of Advancement and Alumni Engagement's leadership team and collaborate with academic and administrative leadership and peers to achieve division-wide goals.


  8. Demonstrates UTSA core values: Integrity, Excellence, Inclusiveness, Respect, Collaboration and Innovation.


  9. Performs other duties as assigned.




Required Qualifications



  • Assistant Vice President - Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with five years of similar experience.


  • Associate Vice President - Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with seven years of similar experience.
  • Additional education may be substituted for experience on a one-for-one basis.


  • Leadership and supervisory experience; demonstrated success in mentoring, evaluating, and motivating employees.


  • Strong knowledge of all aspects of corporate and foundation fundraising, donor and public relations, including strategies for donor identification, cultivation and solicitation.


  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communications skills and political acumen to establish and maintain good working relationships within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.


  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a “big picture” strategic view and to be a problem-solver; and ability to lead, plan and manage change.


  • Demonstrated experience in executing vision into action and the ability to drive results.


  • Has the ability to be a visible member of the community.


  • Exceptional interpersonal, negotiation, and political acumen skills.


  • Adeptness in communicating complex issues to a variety of constituents and stakeholders, both written and verbal.


  • Skilled decision-maker with transparency in decision-making and management.


  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and foster teamwork.


  • Ability to interact and work with diverse groups.




Preferred Qualifications



  • Similar experience in higher education, a non-profit organization, or high-level management support.






Additional Information

  • UTSA is a tobacco free campus.


  • This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.


  • Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.


Working Conditions



  • Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events.


  • After hours and weekend work is required on an occasional basis.




This position will require working both remotely in Texas and on campus (approximately five or more days on campus per month). Travel and parking expenses are the employee's responsibility. Applicants must be adaptable and open to working in both environments.



Equal Employment Opportunity


As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.


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