Associate Vice Chancellor, Health Advancement

University of California, Irvine
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 13, 2021
May 12, 2021
Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time

In 1965, the University of California, Irvine was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and dedicated public service. A top public university, UCI has become internationally recognized for improving lives through research and discovery, fostering excellence in scholarship and teaching, and engaging and enriching the community. Today, UCI continues to inspire change and pioneer new ideas with the support of its generous partners, alumni and friends. Through the combined efforts of the University Advancement & Alumni relations team, the university is able to share its amazing achievements, build lasting relationships and generate support for important campus programs and initiatives. University Advancement seeks to strengthen contributions in research, education, and service; accelerate the university's place among globally preeminent research universities; and bring together passions, skills, and creativity to further improve people's lives.

The Associate Vice Chancellor, UCI Health Advancement is responsible for providing leadership and strategic planning for Health Advancement programs and operations in coordination with UCI University Advancement in support of the UCI Health System and the Samueli College of Health Sciences (CoHS), which includes the UCI School of Medicine, the Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing, and numerous other centers, institutes, and research units. UCI Health Advancement raises approximately $50M annually in new gifts and commitments. This amount is expected to double in coming years. The AVC, Health Advancement will maintain a portfolio of 25 prospects and donors for cultivation and solicitation, focusing on individuals and entities with capacities of $5M or more. The AVC, Health Advancement reports directly to the Vice Chancellor of University Advancement and Alumni Relations and is an integral member of the senior management team. This role also has a dotted reporting line to the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and works closely with the CEO of UCI Health and the Deans of the schools within CoHS. The AVC, Health Advancement will mentor and coach the Health Advancement development directors and their respective support staff through an annual planning process to solicit principal, major and annual gift donors and continually identify opportunities to strengthen, leverage and engage the UCI Health System's and Health Sciences' numerous advisory boards in meaningful ways. The AVC, Health Advancement provides primary direction to development officers and staff and strategic guidance to develop and implement annual performance plans and standards to achieve the fundraising and campaign goals. In collaboration with UCI Strategic Communications and Marketing and UCI Medical Center Communications, devise innovative methods for broadening the UCI Health Sciences visibility as centers for excellence and as significant philanthropic organizations, locally and nationally.

Job Opening ID: 17046
Reports To: VC University Advancement and Alumni Relations
Working Title: Associate Vice Chancellor, Health Advancement
Department: Health Advancement
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 000467
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5, occasional evenings and weekends
Employee Class: Career

Fifteen (15) years or more of demonstrated and documented experience with development program planning, including principal gifts and senior management. Experience in health sciences fundraising, preferably in an academic medical setting preferred. Proven track record of success leading large advancement operations Demonstrated progressively increasing responsibility in fundraising roles, including managing annual giving and major gifts as well as experience planning and implementing a multi-million campaign. Proven history of major donor portfolio management, as well as the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts from individuals and from corporations and foundations.

Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Working knowledge of foundations and non-profit, public benefit corporations.

Expert skills to conceive, design, implement and evaluate effective fundraising programs.

Expert level political acumen.

Expert marketing skills.

Expert strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical and persuasion / negotiation skills.

Expert knowledge of leadership and management principles, concepts, techniques, etc.

Expert leadership / management skills, including skills to select, train, mentor, motivate and evaluate all levels of staff.

Expert knowledge of design and implementation of donor identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies and techniques.

Expert skills to meet predetermined goals and objectives, including meeting fundraising goals and objectives.

Knowledge of HIPAA and its requirements for advancement activities.

Expert knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor and public relations, including principles, concepts, techniques and procedures.

Expert written, oral and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.


Graduate degree preferred.

Expert knowledge of the campus and / or medical center, its achievements, vision, mission, goals, objectives and issues of concern both on campus and / or medical center as well as in higher education and the medical sciences.

Working knowledge of salesforce software

Special Conditions Required:

Will be required to drive to perform the routine or essential job responsibilities. Must possess CA driver's license and participate in the CA DMV Pull Notice Program. Will work occasional evenings and weekends.

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.


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