Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
The University of Michigan-Flint is conducting a nationwide search and invites applications for the cabinet-level position of Vice Chancellor for University Advancement (VCUA). As one of three campuses of the University of Michigan, UM-Flint is among the top tier, regional comprehensive public universities in the Midwest. UM-Flint enrolls approximately 7,000 students, has a broad and diverse alumni base of over 48,000, is home to high caliber faculty and dedicated staff, and recently updated its Carnegie classification to Doctoral/Professional.
The Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, serving as the chief development officer, will lead a dynamic and comprehensive team of professionals dedicated to raising the institutional profile through the generation of new resources, enhanced alumni and corporate partnerships, and strategic communications, marketing and branding. The VCUA oversees: Development (major and planned giving), Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, Corporate and Foundation Engagement in partnership with Business Engagement in the Office of Research and Economic Development.
The Vice Chancellor for University Advancement reports directly to the Chancellor of the University of Michigan-Flint and serves as a member of his cabinet. The VCUA works closely with the Chancellor and other senior campus leaders in setting priorities and devising strategies to achieve institution-wide objectives. The VCUA is responsible for University Advancement’s strategic planning and oversight of annual fundraising goals and objectives, management of fiscal and personnel resources, program development, and assessment and evaluation.
Ensuring affordability and academic quality in a climate of flat state appropriations and constraits on tuition increases elevates the need for philanthropic resources and creative approaches for new revenue generation. The Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, as the chief development officer, will work closely with key community members, deans, and faculty members to engage, coordinate and support these key stakeholders in their respective fundraising efforts. The VCUA will significantly expand the major gift donor base, as well as sustain and increase major gift and overall philanthropic support for the University. The University Development Office at UM-Ann Arbor has significant expertise and experience in public higher education fundraising and will be a key resource for this position.