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Assistant Vice President, University Advancement and Alumni Engagement

Texas Woman's University
Texas, United States
$125,000.00 - $135,000.00
Closing date
Apr 8, 2023

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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Texas Woman's University in the search for an Assistant Vice President, University Advancement and Alumni Engagement.

Reporting to the Vice President, University Advancement and Alumni Engagement, the Assistant Vice President, University Advancement and Alumni Engagement will create cohesive, groundbreaking new strategies and outreach efforts that build commitment and engagement among Texas Woman's University's alumni and friends. The Assistant Vice President will manage annual giving fundraising activities and events and ensure that University Advancement and Alumni Engagement communications provide strategic, inclusive, and collaborative content for online, social media, and print use. The Assistant Vice President will lead the volunteer Alumni Advisory Council and serve as a highly visible senior leader, representing University Advancement and Alumni Engagement to multiple stakeholders, internal and external. This position offers the opportunity for some remote work.

Texas Woman’s University (TWU) is a public university that offers a comprehensive catalog of academic studies, including baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Founded as the Girls Industrial College in 1901 by an act of the 27th Legislature, the institution became Texas Woman’s University in 1957 and began admitting men in 1972. Today, the institution has grown from a small college to a major university.  As the nation’s largest university system focused on women, Texas Woman’s University offers more than 60 degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, nursing, health sciences, business, and education. Texas Woman’s is a proud member of the Women’s College Coalition, whose mission is to transform the world through the education and success of women and girls.

The university’s main campus consists of 270 acres in Denton, Texas, with additional health science focused campuses in Dallas and Houston. The three are joined by an e-learning campus offering innovative online degree programs. TWU’s student population has nearly doubled in recent decades, with more than 16,000 students currently enrolled—89% of which are women. TWU offers students the opportunity to learn from, and work with, faculty members who pursue leading research in their fields. With an 18-1 student to faculty ratio, there is plenty of one-on-one time with instructors to expand understanding. Students can extend their learning beyond the classroom at TWU with more than 125 student organizations and five sports that compete in NCAA Division II competition—including the national championship winning gymnastics team.  Opportunities for staying connected to TWU are plentiful for the more than 100,000 living alumni. TWU alumni can tap into the Pioneer Network, an online community, to connect with former classmates, mentor current students, and expand career connections. The TWU Office of Alumni Engagement also provides alumni with the chance to volunteer to move the institution forward, as well as opportunities to connect both virtually and in person.

Texas Woman’s University is consistently ranked among the best institutions in the nation. ranks TWU as the top public university in the nation on their “Best Colleges for Students with Children” list. U.S. News & World Report named the institution’s online master’s family nurse practitioner program the top program in Texas and the online master’s program in nursing education is the number two program in the country. TWU has also been named the second in Texas, and 45th in the nation, for adding value to students’ earning potential by The Economist and is the third most affordable institution in Texas according to College for All Texas. In addition, Texas Woman’s University has received the Military Friendly designation for ten consecutive years.

Texas Woman's University will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least six years of demonstrated experience and effectiveness in fundraising and alumni engagement, preferably in an academic setting, is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Texas Woman's University as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $125,000 to $135,000 annually.

Preference will be given to applications received by April 13, 2023.

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