The University of Colorado Boulder's College of Music encourages
applications for an Assistant Dean for Advancement. The primary
purpose of this position is to lead institutional advancement
strategy and activities for the University of Colorado Boulder’s
College of Music. Reporting jointly to the Assistant Vice
Chancellor and the Dean of the College of Music, this position and
its advancement staff support the Dean to engage donors, alumni and
community volunteers to advance the College of Music educational,
research and service mission as well as special programs like the
Colorado Shakespeare Festival. The Assistant Dean serves as a
member of the advancement leadership community and provides
strategic leadership for an advancement program that incorporates
resource development, alumni and constituent engagement and
partners with the College’s marketing and communications
office. The College of Music was founded in 1920 and
is committed to encouraging the highest levels of artistic pursuit
and scholarly discovery in an academic landscape that brings people
together through the power of music. Award-winning performers,
scholars, and composers, the College’s faculty are dedicated
pedagogues helping students develop and succeed in their musical
endeavors. The College is home to 11 departments and nine centers
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities. Who We Are CU Boulder is a globally
leading research-intensive university and the only institution in
the Rocky Mountain region that is a member of the Association of
American Universities. CU Boulder regularly ranks among the
nation’s top universities in federally funded research expenditures
and attracts significant philanthropic investments from individual,
corporate and philanthropic foundations in support of research,
undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships and other
programs. What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
- Lead institutional advancement strategy and activities for the
University of Colorado’s College of Music (COM), CU Presents, and
the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
- Develop and reinforce best-practice fundraising programs to
improve private support over short, medium, and long-term horizons
in support of the College’s research, teaching, performance and
service mission. Sustain and enhance an emerging donor-centered
- Manage a team with specific responsibilities for annual, major
and principal gift development, donor relations and stewardship,
alumni engagement, and constituent relations.
- Responsible for the personal management of a portfolio of 70-90
donor and prospective donor relationships across the advancement
continuum; team and individual performance metrics are determined
annually with the Associate Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs in
the Office of Advancement in consultation with the Dean of the
- Collaborate with campus-wide Industry and Foundation Relations
team to deepen corporate relationships leading to increased
sponsorship and sponsor satisfaction with their support of COM, CU
Presents (an auxiliary of the COM) and Colorado Shakespeare
Festival programs and performances, and to find opportunities to
engage charitable foundations in supporting the scholarly and
creative work of faculty and students.
- As a member of the College of Music’s executive team, serve on
the Dean’s Cabinet and other committees as appropriate, and
meaningfully contribute to institutional strategy, performance and
- Serve as the primary staffing liaison to the College of Music
Advisory Board and the Music+ campaign steering committee,
providing strategic support of resource development, alumni, and
community engagement activities.
- Work collaboratively with the College of Music’s leadership to
increase institutional readiness for, and fulfillment of,
- Establish effective working relationships with deans, division
heads, center directors, and faculty within the College in order to
understand their programs and priorities. Ensure that advancement
activities are the College's vision, mission, and goals of its
strategic plan and aligned with the vision, mission, values,
strategy and policy of the Advancement Division.
- Responsible for resource management (planning, operating budget
planning and performance, etc.) associated with the College of
Music’s advancement program.
- As a member of the CU Boulder Advancement Management Team,
contribute to overall campus resource development, constituent
engagement and reputation management strategy and activity,
focusing resources on critical College and pan-university
priorities and objectives.
- Work closely and collaboratively with advancement colleagues
across the CU system. Serve as the primary liaison with university
and campus administrators, including the Division of Advancement
inclusive of the CU Alumni Association and, at the discretion of
the Associate Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs, with the
University of Colorado Foundation and the CU System Advancement
- Represent the College of Music’s participation in planning for
an anticipated sesquicentennial campaign.
What We Can Offer The salary range is $141,000 - $170,000
annually. Relocation assistance is available for eligible
candidates. Benefits The University of Colorado offers
medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO
Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest
employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher
education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder
. What We
- Bachelor’s Degree.
- Minimum eight years of experience in advancement with major and
principal gift's experience.
- Success leading and managing a team of advancement
professionals to achievement of annual and multi-year goals with
demonstrated commitment to the access and inclusion mission of the
University of Colorado and the School of Education.
- Experience with capital campaigns.
- Experience planning and carrying out all phases of a
comprehensive annual advancement strategy.
What You Will Need
- The ability to work independently and as part of a
- Unquestionable integrity and a strong sense of professional
- Deep personal dedication to diversity, equity, inclusion and
- Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and work in a
fast-paced, changing environment.
- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication
- Possess traits of good judgment, confidentiality, positive
demeanor and discretion in communicating with colleagues and
- Knowledge of the major components of advancement including
development, advancement communications, donor and alumni
relations, and special events.
- An understanding of and dedication to the research, teaching
and service mission of the College of Music with strong preference
for advancement professionals with a record of achievement in a
higher education or arts organization of comparable scope and
- Ability to work effectively with deans and directors,
University academic and administrative leaders, alumni, community
volunteers and other partners to achieve fund-raising and alumni
and constituent engagement goals.
What We Would Like You To Have
- An advanced degree.
- Minimum 7 years of leadership experience in an Advancement
- Development experience in the arts.
Special Instructions Please apply by February 11.
2022, for consideration.
materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration,
applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs