Vice Chancellor for Advancement

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Vice Chancellor for Advancement will function as the senior development and alumni engagement officer at Western Carolina University (WCU). The Vice Chancellor will advise the Chancellor and other senior officers of the university on all aspects of development and alumni affairs and will effectively promote internal and external understanding and support of the university’s mission as correlated with giving and engagement goals. The Vice Chancellor’s primary responsibilities will be to develop and implement university-wide and unit-specific strategies for development and alumni engagement including any comprehensive or project or program specific campaigns; to build and lead the necessary central and volunteer infrastructure to support these efforts; to staff the Chancellor and other key internal and volunteer leaders in their work with top prospects and donors; and to provide coordination for development and alumni engagement efforts across the university.

Western Carolina University is a public regional institution of higher education whose mission is to create learning opportunities that incorporate teaching, research, service, and engagement through on-campus, off-campus, on-line, and international experiences. The university focuses its undergraduate, master’s, and three doctoral programs, educational outreach, research, and creative and cultural activities on sustaining and improving individual lives and enhancing economic and community development in western North Carolina and beyond.

As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina System, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, WCU now provides an education to more than 12,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.

The story of WCU is one deeply connected to the people of the region. It is rooted in its service to the people of Southern Appalachia and beyond. WCU belongs not just to its students and its faculty and staff, but to the whole community, for it is integrally connected to this region as its educational, economic, and cultural center. WCU’s vision is to be a national model for student learning and engagement that embraces its responsibilities as a regionally engaged university.
WCU has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South.

A more detailed description of the position, principle opportunities, qualifications, key colleagues, diversity/equity/inclusion, reporting relationships, and application instructions can be found by visiting this link:

In order to complete the application process, applicants must apply electronically via the WCU employment portal ( and include the following: 

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications as related to the job requirements and responsive to the mission of WCU 
  • Current résumé  
  • Minimum list of five professional references, including name, title, email, and relationship (References will not be contacted until selection of on-campus finalists and candidate’s notified) 

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. 

Review of applications will begin in early April 2021 and continue until the successful candidate has been selected. 

To apply for this position, visit: Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Western Carolina University.