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Assistant Vice Chancellor of Development

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month
Location: Platteville
Categories: Administration

Position Summary:

The Assistant Vice Chancellor of Development provides strategic philanthropic leadership. The incumbent is an experienced leader and strategist, and works closely with the University's senior administration, faculty, and staff to implement a comprehensive advancement strategy that positions the University and Foundation to achieve their financial goals. This includes all aspects of charitable giving, alumni engagement and ensuring success of the mission and vision of the university. The position serves as the Executive Director to the Board of Directors of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation and to the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association.
The salary for this position is $135,000 commensurate with experience. 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and supervise a multi-faceted, metrics-informed advancement operation including major and planned gifts, alumni relations, special events, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, prospect research and donor relations
  • Devote at least 50% of time to managing and cultivating a portfolio of major donors; university leadership and volunteers in soliciting charitable contributions from key alumni, friends, corporations and foundations
  • Formulate policies and procedures for UW-Platteville and collaborate closely with the Foundation and Alumni Association Boards to effectively implement Board policies and decisions
  • Implement of an assessment framework to monitor advancement and department performance and support ongoing professional enrichment training
  • Travels frequently in order to build and maintain donor and alumni relationships and represents the University at various events
  • Serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of the Foundation Board of Directors and the Alumni Association Board of Directors to regularly update the Boards on fundraising and membership initiatives, and work collaboratively with the chairs of each Board, particularly related to matters of gift acceptance, stewardship, and membership drives

What You'll Need to Succeed:

  • Seven or more years’ of relationship-driven development, advancement, fundraising or sales experience in higher education, healthcare, philanthropic, or other related industries.

Why It's Great to be a Pioneer:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Application Deadline:

All applications will be considered until position is filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.

For questions regarding this position, please contact: Iona Basso, 608-342-1182

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.



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