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Vice Chancellor for Advancement

Employer
University of Washington Bothell
Location
Washington, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 27, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Direct Marketing, Special Events
Fields
Academic Centers, Education
Salary Band
Competitive
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with University of Washington Bothell in the search for a Vice Chancellor for Advancement.

Reporting jointly to the Chancellor and the Vice President for Development for University Advancement and President of the UW Foundation, the Vice Chancellor for Advancement will provide overall direction for the integrated advancement program of UW Bothell by providing leadership and services that influence and support the mission and goals of the university. The Vice Chancellor will create and oversee programs, activities, and initiatives that attract private support, enhance marketing and communications with internal and external constituencies, and increase engagement within the campus and the academic schools within UW Bothell. The Vice Chancellor will lead a high-performing team that integrates advancement, alumni relations, marketing and communications, and special events.

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Bothell is distinctive in the emphasis it places on undergraduate research and experiential learning in all academic disciplines. Its small campus community is also well known for its focus on student retention, driven by innovative, wrap-around student services. As part of its commitment to excellence, UW Bothell places particular value on diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and sustainability.

UW Bothell has more than 6,300 students and more than 45 degree programs in its five schools – Business, Educational Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Nursing & Health Studies, and STEM. Serving its students are more than 350 expert and dedicated faculty as well as more than 350 experienced and innovative staff. More than nine out of 10 students come from the state of Washington and after graduation stay to live and work in the region. The university currently has an alumni base of more than 25,000. It is also supported by more than 6,000 dedicated donors (half of whom are also alumni) who drove the successful completion of its last campaign in which it raised more than $40.7 million – an impressive 116% of its original $35 million goal.​

As part of one of the world’s great public research universities, UW Bothell is proud to offer people of all backgrounds a gateway to greater opportunity. It is proud of its unwavering focus on educational access and equity. At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. It values and honors diverse experiences and perspectives, strives to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promotes access, opportunity, and justice for all. UW is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, and to working to build and sustain an equitable and inclusive work environment where cultural diversity is celebrated and valued. UW believes diversity benefits and enriches the development of all of its students, staff, and faculty. Leadership, staff, and faculty have identified Equity and Social Justice as core values, and it believes the quality of these values are enhanced and strengthened by working and learning from people with diverse experiences from all over the world.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is at least eight years of progressively responsible experience in institutional advancement, with a strong emphasis on managing complex relationships, cultivating and soliciting major gifts, and/or marketing and communications. Equivalent experience in a related field may be substituted for higher education advancement experience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission and values of University of Washington Bothell as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

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