The Vice Chancellor for Advancement will serve as the university’s chief fundraising strategist and will strive to elevate the university’s reputation while securing resources that further the university’s strategic goals. The Vice Chancellor will lead UNCP’s fundraising efforts with the support of the Chancellor’s cabinet and the Foundation and Alumni boards. Partnering with faculty, staff, and leadership, the Vice Chancellor will create connections between various constituencies to foster opportunities for successful fundraising. The Vice Chancellor will develop, execute, and evaluate all aspects of the university’s comprehensive fundraising and engagement program including annual giving; corporate and foundation relations; legacy giving; donor relations; alumni relations; research and prospect management; advancement services; and donor cultivation and stewardship. The Vice Chancellor will serve as President of the UNCP Foundation and will be an engaged community citizen and leader dedicated to advancing the university’s strategic interests with potential donors.
Please view our Executive Prospectus.
The Vice Chancellor for Advancement will
• advance the mission, vision, and short- and long-term goals of the university in partnership with the Chancellor and senior administration;
• work closely with the Chancellor in all phases of fundraising activities;
• serve as a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet and maintain close working relationships with members of the Board of Trustees, Board of Directors, key supporters, alumni, parents, and friends;
• maintain a dynamic portfolio of high-net-worth individuals and secure major, capital, and planned gifts;
• work collaboratively with deans, academic and administrative leaders, faculty, and coaches in defining fundraising and other external relations priorities to build the infrastructure for a comprehensive development plan;
• participate in strategic discussions and develop programs to strengthen the financial resources of the university;
• create and execute fundraising plans using best practices in annual, major, and planned gift programs to meet fundraising goals;
• ensure best practices in all phases of donor qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship;
• hire, train, inspire, and guide the advancement team toward accountable, goal-oriented outcomes;
• develop and implement annual and long-term fundraising plans that include strategies to dramatically increase giving in all sectors and through multiple vehicles (annual fund, grants, corporate/foundation relations, major, planned, and principal giving, and capital campaign);
• provide expertise, leadership, and executive support to the UNC Pembroke Foundation Board and Alumni Board of Directors while also serving as the staff liaison for university advancement to the Board of Trustees and Board of Visitors;
• oversee advancement-managed special events;
• provide leadership and innovation in the areas of alumni relations, parent relations, and other key constituent relations;
• devise and implement effective messaging and methods of advancement communication; and
• serve as an exemplary university advocate and partner with local government, business and corporate partners, building deep relationships that closely link the community with the university.
The Vice Chancellor for Advancement will report to Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings, M.D. and will serve on the Chancellor’s cabinet. The Vice Chancellor will oversee a division consisting of 10 current and planned staff that fulfill all development functions including major gift solicitation, annual giving, alumni relations, prospect research, stewardship, and gift processing.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the successful candidate has been selected. To apply for this position, visit:
Vice Chancellor for Advancement, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. To nominate a candidate, please contact Steven Wallace, firstname.lastname@example.org
All inquiries will be held in confidence.
This position is Mandatory Personnel: Employees whose presence has been determined to be mandatory to University operations during certain types of adverse weather or emergency events.
Minimum Training and Experience Requirements: The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least seven years of progressively responsible leadership experience in a development program of similar or greater complexity and scope is preferred.
Preferred Competencies and Qualifications: The University of North Carolina at Pembroke seeks an advancement leader with the strategic insight and creativity to position the university and its advancement efforts for success. UNC Pembroke has benefitted from tremendous alumni, volunteer, and donor support and there remains even greater opportunity for the Vice Chancellor to bring a deep understanding of UNC Pembroke’s mission and vision to the community and region that it serves.
Furthermore, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke seeks a Vice Chancellor for Advancement with
• a commitment to the mission of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke—to promote excellence in teaching and learning in an environment of free inquiry, interdisciplinary collaboration, and rigorous intellectual standards;
• a history of fundraising success and accomplishment in advancement including campaign planning and execution;
• strong organizational, supervisory, and leadership capabilities;
• experience soliciting and closing multiple major and principal gifts;
• experience building advancement programs and tracking fundraising performance;
• exemplary interpersonal skills and an ability to affect favorably volunteers and donors from varying backgrounds;
• an ability to lead both on- and off-campus;
• a collaborative approach to leadership and an understanding of the integrated nature of development, public relations, and marketing;
• experience working directly with a board of trustees, foundation board, or similar governance body;
• superior strategic abilities at the prospect, departmental, and institutional levels; and
• an ability to leverage technology to support a robust and contemporary approach to outreach and communication.
UNC Pembroke is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.