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Associate Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

University of North Carolina at Asheville
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Oct 13, 2023
UNC Asheville's national reputation for empowering human potential is rooted in its history as a unique student-centric public liberal arts and sciences university. UNC Asheville thrives on close-knit connections among students and their faculty and staff mentors. The University's 3,600 students are innovative, ethical, creative and resilient leaders who seek to understand complex global challenges and find creative, sustainable solutions that benefit our communities and the world. UNC Asheville consistently ranks as a national top 10 Public Liberal Arts and Sciences University by U.S. News & World Report, and on its list of Most Innovative Schools. UNC Asheville regularly earns several national top 20 rankings in The Princeton Review's "The Best 386 Colleges," including Best Quality of Life and Town-Gown Relations.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) for University Advancement will play a pivotal role in securing the future of the institution as it approaches its Centennial. This is a senior management role that will bring best practices and help build a world class advancement program for UNCA. The AVC for University Advancement will collaborate with senior campus leaders to identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects with the capacity to make commitments of $500,000 +. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of establishing long-term relationships with donors and prospects. The position will design and implement strategies for increased engagement, incorporating senior leadership and volunteers, with current and prospective principal gift donors that match donors' passions with institutional priorities.

The AVC will supervise the Major Gift team, providing coaching and support to ensure the success of Gift Officers working with donors capable of giving between $25,000 and $1 million.

The AVC will supervise a recently launched Planned Giving Program, which includes both proactive marketing and reactive gift planning components.
The AVC will also supervise Donor Relations to ensure that philanthropic supporters of the university feel appropriately appreciated for their support and clear about the impact of their gifts.
UNC Asheville is undertaking its first-ever comprehensive campaign, and the AVC for University Advancement will collaborate with University leaders on campaign strategy and manage implementation of a comprehensive campaign plan to secure philanthropic support of campaign initiatives. The AVC has the opportunity to ensure the success of the campaign by securing gifts and managing efforts across campus to ensure a successful campaign.

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