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Vice President for University Advancement

Texas A&M University San Antonio
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 14, 2024

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Position Type
Academic Centers
Employment Type
Full Time

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) seeks an experienced advancement executive and collaborative leader to serve as their next Vice President for University Advancement (VPUA).

Since its founding as an institution of higher education in south San Antonio in 2009, A&M-SA has grown into a contemporary, comprehensive, four-year public university that reflects the culturally diverse, heritage-rich community it serves. During this period, A&M-SA has impacted lives in south San Antonio and its surrounding communities, providing access to quality education while becoming a catalyst for regional growth, with countless stories of the students, graduates, faculty, and staff who are on a mission to discover, inspire, lead, and create. Designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution in 2017, the university currently serves over 7,600 students and has graduated more than 15,000 alumni. As one of the fastest-growing universities in the Texas A&M System and the only A&M institution of higher learning in a major metropolitan area, A&M-SA is quickly expanding to fill its nearly 700-acre campus.

Reporting directly to President Salvador Hector Ochoa, A&M-SA's next Vice President for University Advancement will lead the advancement division and collaborate with campus leaders to advance the university's strategic priorities. Furthermore, the next VPUA will develop a strategic advancement plan laying out short-, mid-, and long-term goals in alignment with the campus vision for its future and in consultation with senior leaders. Overall, the VPUA manages all aspects of development and alumni relations for A&M-SA, from prospect identification to gift solicitation to engagement. In addition, the VPUA plays an important role in maintaining relationships within the A&M system's constituencies to enhance university relations. Finally, the VPUA works closely with community partners, creating opportunities that advance the university's strategic direction.

The incoming VPUA will have a proven track record of excellent leadership in all aspects of advancement across multiple functions and roles. The successful candidate must be able to work with key constituents and stakeholders at all organizational levels and offer strategic counsel. The successful candidate will be resourceful, forward thinking, enthusiastic, innovative, and collegial. Finally, the next VPUA will bring to the role deep experience in successful major gift cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship as well as demonstrated experience in leading, training, and mentoring an effective team.

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.

WittKieffer is assisting Texas A&M University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by March 8, 2024. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries may be directed to Greg Duyck and Jevon Walton at

The Texas A&M System will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity throughout the system.


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