Associate Vice Chancellor for Development

Employer
University of California, Santa Cruz
Location
California, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 30, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with University of California Santa Cruz in the search for an Associate Vice Chancellor for Development.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for University Relations, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development is a pivotal leadership role at the University, working at the highest levels internally and externally to generate philanthropic support for the campus; to cultivate long-term donor relationships; to assure gifts are applied as intended; and to conform all practices to the highest standards of ethical and financial compliance. The Associate Vice Chancellor will be the principal strategist for leadership and major gifts fundraising and will set high standards of performance measurements to achieve campus goals and develop a highly effective and productive development team. The Associate Vice Chancellor will oversee Divisional Development where staff are embedded in the five academic divisions: Arts, Engineering, Humanities, Physical and Biological Sciences, and Social Sciences; Foundation Relations; Planned Giving; and Central Development including regional and campus initiatives.

A global research university, UC Santa Cruz is part of the world’s most celebrated system of public higher education, and stands among the most renowned institutions of higher learning. The campus was founded as a bold experiment in higher education, blossoming in a short time into a research and creative powerhouse. United by the pursuit of social and environmental justice and driven by passion and curiosity, its faculty, students, and staff innovate across disciplines; push the envelope of knowledge; and deploy their expertise and voice to advocate for transformative change. UC Santa Cruz is bold in its ideas, determined in its pursuits, and distinguished for its societal impact. It is a proud partner to the many communities it serves and understands its role as an intellectual, creative, and economic engine for the greater Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Santa Clara regions. The campus shares the distinction of being one of only four Hispanic-serving Institutions that are members of the AAU and it is also an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander serving institution.

University Relations at UC Santa Cruz supports the teaching, research, and public service of the University by building community, engaging ambassadors, and strengthening institutional advocacy. It raises UC Santa Cruz’s reputation by promoting the good work of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. It raises private philanthropic resources to support the mission and advancement of the University. The University Relations culture is lively and dynamic; the team values collaboration; and its staff are resourceful, enthusiastic, and hard-working.

Diversity is a defining feature of University of California Santa Cruz and is embraced as a source of strength. Differences—of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, socioeconomic status, abilities, experience, and more—enhance UC Santa Cruz's ability to achieve its core missions of public service, teaching, and research. The University welcomes faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds and wants everyone at UC to feel respected and valued.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is ten years of fundraising or relevant, transferable resource development experience, including building, managing, and mentoring teams. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of University of California Santa Cruz and the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

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