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Vice President for University Advancement

Employer
University of Louisville
Location
Kentucky, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Mar 4, 2023

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Position Type
Executive
Fields
Education
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Louisville

Vice President for University Advancement

 

The University of Louisville (UofL) seeks an outstanding leader to serve as its next Vice President for University Advancement (VPUA). Reporting directly to the President, the VPUA serves as a key member of the presidential leadership team and is responsible for moving the University Advancement program forward to achieve UofL’s strategic priorities and institutional goals.

The VPUA will be a collaborative, transparent, strategic and inclusive leader; an outstanding relationship builder; and a passionate advocate for UofL’s academic, research and community development missions. They will be enthusiastic about fundraising and alumni engagement and the opportunity to serve as a critical leader in helping to shape the future of UofL as it seeks to have greater regional, national and global impact.

The University of Louisville is Kentucky’s premier metropolitan research university and the educational center of the city of Louisville. UofL has three unique campuses and a regional health care system, enrolls over 23,000 students (approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduates), employs more than 7,000 faculty and staff, and has an annual operating budget of more than $1.3 billion. UofL is among about 80 universities in the United States to earn recognition by the Carnegie Foundation as both a Research 1 and Community Engaged university. A number of the university’s academic programs are nationally prominent, and its Health Sciences Center is widely recognized as a pioneer in artificial heart transplant surgery, hand transplantation and research programs in neurology. UofL also has a rich and storied tradition in intercollegiate athletics and is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). UofL has enjoyed an exciting period of growth and made significant gains in enrollment, programs, facilities and reputation. Under the leadership of President Kim Schatzel, UofL is poised to continue its upward trajectory.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Master’s or advanced degree in philanthropy or related field (equivalent combination of education, certifications and work experience will be considered).
  • At least fifteen (15) years of demonstrated experience including leadership roles in comprehensive fund development with increasing responsibility.
  • A proven fundraising track record that includes multi-million-dollar solicitations and orchestrating and securing complex transformative gifts and/or grants.
  • Evidence of leadership roles in major nine-figure campaigns.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of fundraising approaches, with special expertise and understanding of principal and major gifts, corporate and foundation grants and grateful patient models.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize communication methods including writing and/or guiding major gift/grant proposals, presenting major gift/grant proposals to high-level decision makers and speaking on behalf of organizations at small and large events.
  • Experience working with complex leadership teams including boards of directors, foundation board and campaign committees.
  • Evidence of working with diverse constituencies and the ability to create a positive, supportive and inclusive organization culture.
  • Relationship builder and connector; community oriented.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the legal and ethical aspects of fundraising; and a person of the highest integrity.
  • A deep commitment to the goals and values of the university as articulated in the recently approved university three-year Strategic Plan.

Preferred attributes and more information regarding University Advancement and UofL can be found in the leadership profile: https://www.agbsearch.com/searches/vice-president-for-university-advancement-university-of-louisville

AGB Search is pleased to assist the University of Louisville with this leadership search. To apply for the Vice President for University Advancement position, candidates are requested to submit the following: (i) a resume or curriculum vitae; (ii) a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities in the profile; and (iii) contact information for four references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date). Application materials should be sent to LouisvilleVPUA@agbsearch.com by March 10, 2023, for best consideration. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.

Nominations and expressions of interest in the Vice President for University Advancement position are encouraged. Please direct them to LouisvilleVPUA@agbsearch.com or to the AGB search consultants listed below:

Kimberly Templeton, JD, Principal

kimberly.templeton@agbsearch.com; 540.761.9494

 

Jim Lanier, M.S.Ed., Executive Search Consultant

james.lanier@agbsearch.com; 202.580.5194

 

Anne Hoffman, Executive Search Associate

anne.hoffman@agbsearch.com; 805.490.9161

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST PERSONS ON THE BASIS OF RACE, AGE, RELIGION, SEX, DISABILITY, COLOR, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR VETERAN STATUS.

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