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Assistant Dean for Advancement, College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
$141,000.00 - $170,000.00
Closing date
Feb 17, 2022

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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 and programs. 
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 advancement culture.
  • 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 College.
  • 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 culture.
  • 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, philanthropic investments. 
  • 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 team.
  • 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 excellent benefits, including 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 Require
  • 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 team. 
  • Unquestionable integrity and a strong sense of professional ethics. 
  • Deep personal dedication to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. 
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and work in a fast-paced, changing environment. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Possess traits of good judgment, confidentiality, positive demeanor and discretion in communicating with colleagues and constituents
  • 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 complexity. 
  • 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 role.
  • Development experience in the arts.
Special Instructions   Please apply by February 11. 2022, for consideration.   Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs

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