The University of Iowa Center for Advancement (UICA) seeks an
extraordinary leader who recognizes the value of philanthropy to
higher education and has a passion for public higher education. The
University of Iowa Center for Advancement invites inquiries,
nominations and applications for the position for Senior Vice
President (SVP), Finance and Operations.
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement, a separate
501(c)(3), works collaboratively with the University of Iowa to
promote engagement and philanthropic support. The mission of the
University of Iowa Center for Advancement is to “Advance the
University of Iowa through engagement and philanthropy”. The vision
is to “Engage. Inspire. Advance Iowa.”
Reporting to the CEO of the UICA, the successful SVP will have a
collaborative approach to leadership and commitment to achieving
the aspirational goals of the UICA. The SVP will work directly with
staff and UICA board leadership on strategic and tactical
activities of UICA. Superior strategic ability, leadership,
executive financial acumen and communication will be a particular
The UICA seeks a SVP who will mentor the team and continue to
foster a culture of respectful collaboration and collegiality.
Strong leadership skills will benefit the organization as it
responds to increasing university needs for engagement and
philanthropy. The SVP should embrace an inclusive, team-oriented
approach in managing the UICA Financial, Investments, Information
Technology and Facilities teams, working with the advancement staff
and the academic enterprise.
It is an exciting time to join the University of Iowa community
as the university and UICA together look forward to launching a
bold comprehensive campaign in the fall of 2023. With missions of
teaching, research, and service, the University of Iowa seeks to
advance scholarly and creative endeavor through leading-edge
research and artistic production; to use this research and
creativity to enhance undergraduate, graduate, and professional
education, health care, and other services provided to the people
of Iowa, the nation, and the world; and to educate students for
success and personal fulfillment in a diverse world.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited.
Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume
and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership
profile found at
www.wittkieffer.com. WittKieffer is assisting University of
Iowa Center for Advancement in this search, which will remain open
until an appointment is made. Application materials should be
submitted using WittKieffer’s
candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be
directed to Mercedes Chacón Vance and Jevon Walton at UICASVPFO@wittkieffer.com.
The University of Iowa Center
for Advancement is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants
will be considered for employment without attention to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, veteran, or disability status.