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Executive Director of Leadership Giving
Proposed Salary to be Offered
Competitive, commensurate with experience, starting at
Appointment Percentage (Budget)
As an integral member of the University Advancement team, the
Executive Director of Leadership Giving ( EDLG ) plays a key
leadership role in the fundraising operations of the University and
the UW-La Crosse Foundation. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor of
University Advancement/Foundation President, the EDLG will provide
leadership and direction utilizing industry best practices in the
planning and implementation of all programs and activities designed
to enhance philanthropic engagement and donor support. In addition,
the EDLG will lead collaborative efforts with Advancement
colleagues, the Foundation Board and volunteers, and complete a
series of administrative activities to ensure the fundraising
enterprise functions efficiently and effectively.
Contingent Upon Funding
Is this position eligible for employment sponsorship, (H1B or
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Five years or more of demonstrated major gift fundraising,
preferably in higher education
- Demonstrated experience in comprehensive campaign fundraising,
preferably in higher education
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications
- Strong sense of personal and professional ethics
- Strong organizational management and attention to details
- Proven team player with interest and ability to work across
functions and teams
- Commitment to the vision, mission and values of UWL
- Proven fundraising results and success in achieving/exceeding
- Master’s degree
- Seven years or more of demonstrated major gift fundraising,
preferably in higher education
- Proficient in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge database
- Strong leadership skills
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INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR POTENTIAL BENEFITS
- Flexibility to work some evening and weekend hours.
- The ability to have and maintain a valid driver’s license
meeting the criteria for driving a vehicle on University/State
business is required. Driver Authorization required upon hire.
- Significant travel time required (up to 40%).
You may potentially be eligible for benefits that could add an
additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the
- excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good
- paid holidays and sick days.
- sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health
insurance post-work at UWL .
- after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our
retirement system which ensures income post-career.
- benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and
some of the strongest in state and nation.
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Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This
information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits
are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.
Information about UWL and the Surrounding Region
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a
challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the
entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student
success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters
curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation,
and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging
and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional
academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their
place in a constantly changing world community.
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of
Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared
prominently on theU.S. News & World Report
“America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4
on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers
91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral
programs through the following three colleges, the College of Arts,
Social Sciences, and Humanities, the College of Business
Administration, and the College of Science and Health, as well as
the School of Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and
instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal
degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning
as sophomores) of 84 percent, graduation rate (degree within six
years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited
nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and
Universities for its success in linking campus culture and
university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to
move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing
community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and
diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational
education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining
Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan
The UW-La Crosse campus is in southwestern Wisconsin, nestled in a
residential area of the City of La Crosse and positioned as part of
a larger metro area with a population close to 140,000. The area,
known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural
beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic
bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested
valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain
provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only
a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the
affordability and charm of small town living with larger city
benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the
La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century
downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art
centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture,
entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation. More
information about the La Crosse metro area can be found here:
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The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse,
broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women,
minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWL, in
compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its
commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces
diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.
UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our
adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence
as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge
differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The
goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of
diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus
climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives
to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic
diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse
ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ -Friendly Colleges for
2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org ( ACO ).
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Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and
information about campus security policies, see
contact the University Police Department at 608.785.9000.
Advancement and External Relations Division
Description of College / Department / Program / Division /
The mission of the UWL University Advancement Division is to
strengthen relationships with University stakeholders and manage
engagement and fundraising activities to secure resources and
support for the University’s mission and vision. Advancement is an
integrated function of communications, alumni relations and
fundraising which coordinates images, messages and constituency
engagement activities to disseminate critical information, create
powerful experiences, and offer essential services to key
University Communications’ mission is to serve UWL by setting the
highest standards for its creative work using the power of words
and images to advance its educational mission. The office provides
campus news bureau and publication services, web design and
development, and social media support. Its primary responsibility
is to share information about the UWL with the publics who
influence our success including the campus community, alumni and
friends, current and prospective donors, and the local and global
community our campus serves.
Alumni relations, through the UWL Alumni Association, works to
create a lifetime connection with UWL by building and maintaining
relationships among students, alumni, friends and the
The Development Program, in conjunction with the UWL Foundation,
serves to maximize private gift support for the University. We
strive for philanthropic results through donor-centered service and
student-focused opportunities in order to enhance the academic
activities in instruction, research, education and public
Posting Detail Information
Posting Detail Information
Continuous Recruitment First Review Date
This is a continuous
recruitment. Applicants will be reviewed as they are received and
continue until the position is filled.
Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWL is a state agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law.
UWL will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who
request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by
Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the
identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the
appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.
CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment
screening which includes a criminal background check, work
authorization, and verification of education. It will also require
you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual
violence and sexual harassment.
Position Contact Name
Greg Reichert, Vice Chancellor of University Advancement
Position Contact Email
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the
identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing,
except that the identity of the successful candidate will be
released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
- I prefer my identity remain confidential and have read and
understand that if I am the successful candidate for this position,
my name may be released.
- I do not request that my identity remain confidential.
- * Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a
UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the
last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the
institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact
information, including phone number and email address.
- * After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired
annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no
restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold.
Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a
rehired annuitant. (Learn more:
Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin
Retirement System, (WRS)?
- * Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
- * Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for
employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW
System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs.
Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment
sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if
you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with
your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
- Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
- Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if
- No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the
- * Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or
sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW
System Administrative Policy 1275)
- * Are you currently under investigation or have ever left
employment during an active investigation in which you were accused
of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System
Administrative Policy 1275)
- * Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and
contact information, including phone number and email address.
(Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System
requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual
violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most
recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and
State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L
will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).
(Open Ended Question)
- * Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
- Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
- HERC Web Site
- HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
- Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
- Minority Publication/Web Site
- University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e.
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
- University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
- La Crosse Tribune
- Personal Referral
- WinonaDailyNews.com, LaCrosseTribune.com, ChippewaHerald.com,
Journaltimes.com, Kenoshanews.com, Madison.com
- Department of Workforce Development (WISC)
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Reference Contact Information