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Vice Chancellor for University Advancement & Chief Executive Officer of the UWSP Foundation

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Wisconsin, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Oct 11, 2022

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the search for a Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Foundation.

Reporting to the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer will serve as the university’s chief development officer and as chief executive of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Foundation, a separate non-stock, non-profit corporation.  The Vice Chancellor will work closely with campus partners to craft a development vision that is consistent with the university’s strategic plan and create and execute a capital campaign strategy to satisfy objectives that flow from that collaboration. The Vice Chancellor will oversee the following Units: Alumni Engagement, Major Gifts, Foundation, and Advancement Operations, including responsibility for the personnel, budgets, and programs of these areas. 

Founded in 1894 as part of the University of Wisconsin System, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point (UWSP) is located between Milwaukee and Minneapolis and offers three distinctive campuses where supportive faculty and staff are dedicated to the growth of 8,135 students intellectually, culturally, and professionally. The 406-acre flagship campus in Stevens Point is renowned for its natural scenic beauty and diverse range of cultural, athletic, and social landscapes. UWSP offers 80 baccalaureate degree programs and 17 graduate programs across four academic colleges with particular emphasis at the baccalaureate level in integrated natural resources management and environmental education; the performing and visual arts; and in areas such as business, health and wellness professions, communicative disorders, design, select engineering programs, family and consumer sciences, information science, paper science, social work, and teacher education. UWSP also provides select master's programs in business, communication, communicative disorders, health care, health promotion, natural resources, teacher education, and wellness. UWSP puts special emphasis on promoting inclusivity, advancing human wellness, providing excellent academic support resources, offering extensive study abroad and international programs, and providing a robust array of programs. All graduates are members of the UW–Stevens Point Alumni Association, which boasts 85,000 alumni and growing. 

The learning experience at UWSP promotes a dynamic culture of respect and inclusiveness. With options to study in Stevens Point, Marshfield or Wausau, local students have the opportunity to receive a high quality, affordable education close to home. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 88% of students received financial aid and 80% of undergraduate students received a grant or scholarship aid. Underscoring access for Wisconsin students, UW–Stevens Point is ranked first in Best Colleges for Your Money by College Factual. 

In 2021, U.S. News and World Report placed UWSP 14th among regional public universities in the 12 states of its Midwest region; the university was recognized for its low student-to-faculty ratio and retention of first-year students. Additionally, the city of Stevens Point was recognized by Wallet Hub’s “Best College Towns and Cities in America,” ranking fifth out of 415 cities across the nation.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is committed to fostering a sustainable and inclusive campus community by striving to dismantle bias and hate and empowering marginalized voices. UWSP commits to ongoing exploration of its own biases, personal reflection, and a willingness to listen to and learn from others of diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives. The university's intentional commitment allows it to develop, support, and educate its students and one another to constructively engage in local, regional, and global communities.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least seven years of experience in non-profit, business development or higher education fundraising with personal success raising major gifts. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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