Associate Vice Chancellor for Central Advancement:
The Associate Vice Chancellor for Central Advancement (AVC) reports to the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement (VCIA). The incumbent provides leadership, coaching and management of the central advancement team including: constituent engagement, alumni and annual giving, planned giving, corporate and foundation relations and principal gifts. The AVC will also maintain an active portfolio of donor prospects; personally cultivating and soliciting principal and major gifts. As a leader in Institutional Advancement, the AVC will be a key member of the Vice Chancellor’s executive team.
All inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Central Advancement are welcome.
About the Department of Institutional Advancement:
UAMS is a world-class Health Sciences University fueled by transformational philanthropy and built on an uncompromising commitment to our core values of integrity, diversity and health equity, excellence and safety, along with our mission to improve the health, health care and well-being of Arkansans and of others in the region, nation and the world.
Institutional Advancement at UAMS carries an enormous responsibility, charged with cultivating private investment to advance our institution’s mission for the public good. We work as a true team with shared purpose and mutual accountability. We achieve success by discovering donors’ passions and interests and connecting them with our vision.
UAMS and the Department of Institutional Advancement is preparing the launch of a $500M+ campaign, that will be the most comprehensive and ambitious fundraising drive in our history. At its core, the campaign will support funding priorities and signature initiatives established by Vision 2029 – the strategic plan to guide UAMS’ growth and future direction.
This campaign represents an exciting opportunity to build upon more than a century of service to the state, shape the future of health care, and achieve the ultimate goal of helping people live longer, healthier lives.
About the University:
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the state’s only academic health sciences center, comprised of five health professions colleges (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, and Public Health), a graduate school, six institutes, eight Regional Centers (six of which include family medicine practices and residency programs), and a comprehensive Medical Center. Its College of Medicine has held a unique and vital role in Arkansas for more than 130 years. UAMS is the largest public employer in the state of Arkansas with more than 11,000 employees. UAMS and its clinical affiliates: Arkansas Children’s and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion. Centrally located within the state, UAMS’s Little Rock campus is a tertiary referral center and the only Level 1 adult Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center for Arkansas.
Role & Responsibilities:
Vital member of the Campaign Planning Committee
Leads, coaches and manages central advancement staff members including: constituent engagement, alumni and annual giving, planned giving, corporate and foundation relations and principal gifts.
Builds a collaborative, integrated fund raising and engagement operation across advancement.
Implements strategies for best practice across all central advancement, including establishment of metrics, dashboards and utilization of technology to drive effectiveness and efficiencies.
Develops and conducts training for faculty, physicians, and clinical leadership to enhance their participation in the advancement process.
Aligns fund raising objectives, strategies and tactics with UAMS strategic plan 2029.
Provides leadership to the development of case statements, donor proposals, donor communications and impact reports.
Assists the Vice chancellor in determining fund raising and development priorities for UAMS and the setting forth of priorities for meeting these needs.
Leads annual planning in conjunction with the Institutional Advancement executive team.
Develops productive relationships with internal and external Institutional stakeholders.
Maintains a donor portfolio of high level major and principal level prospects.
Successfully cultivates and solicits principal and major gifts, fulfilling metrics and annual plan expectations.
Interested individuals are asked to submit their CV and a letter addressing their experiences that fulfill the criteria for this position to Julian Tunno, Manager of Executive and Faculty Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Julian Tunno by phone at 501-686-2590. req# 2019-58701
Written nominations, inquiries, and applications (including emails) may be subject to disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence
The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:
Seven (7) years of progressive fundraising experience
Experience in the areas of central advancement responsibility, including constituent engagement, alumni and annual giving, planned giving, corporate and foundation relations and principal gifts
Documented track record of major gift fundraising successes at an academic medical university
Leadership attributes, excellent organizational skills, computer knowledge and a principled and disciplined management style
Preferred Professional Experience and Characteristics
Master’s degree and fundraising within an academic medical environment
Strategic planning skills and expertise in management
Demonstrated track record of mentorship and evidence of having developed others in their careers
Understanding of compliance requirements at the federal and state levels.
Well-developed emotional intelligence with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills;
Passion for excellence and a high level of energy and enthusiasm;
Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed organization with multiple lines of reporting;
Demonstrated record of promoting collaboration and cultivating strong internal and external relationships;
Capacity to embrace change with an appropriate respect for culture and tradition;
Analytical and intellectual skills to lead cogent planning and sound management systems;
Demonstrated commitment to diversity;
Motivator and mentor capable of developing strong teams and developing others;
Unquestioned personal integrity.
About University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock is the only academic health sciences university in the state of Arkansas. We are the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. UAMS and its clinical affiliates, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion.
UAMS offers 73 baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs and certificates through our Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Public Health and graduate school. Students attend classes at the UAMS main campus in Little Rock and our regional campus in northwest Arkansas.