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Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Advancement

Indiana University South Bend
Indiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 2, 2021

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Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Indiana University South Bend in the search for a Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Advancement.

Reporting to the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Advancement will serve as the chief development and external relations officer for the Indiana University South Bend (IU South Bend) campus. The Vice Chancellor will provide leadership, strategic direction, vision, and initiative in the planning, implementation, and administration of the campus’ fundraising, alumni relations, special events, community and government relations, and marketing and communications programs. The Vice Chancellor will provide leadership and direction for all aspects of fundraising, including annual giving, planned giving, major gifts, alumni and emeriti giving, and corporate and foundation relationships as well as develop and implement specific, targeted strategies for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of donors to increase individual, corporate, and foundation giving. The Vice Chancellor will develop strategies to assist the Chancellor and academic leadership in engaging the community and government leaders to promote the public image of and private support for IU South Bend.

Indiana University South Bend is the premier comprehensive public university dedicated to serving the needs of North Central Indiana and beyond. As a regional campus of Indiana University, IU South Bend provides a diverse population the opportunity to affordably earn a prestigious IU degree, through its quality undergraduate and graduate programs. With its caring faculty and staff, IU South Bend is committed to an inclusive, student-centered approach that focuses on preparing its students for both the workforce and postgraduate education through rigorous coursework, faculty and student research, and creative activity. It is a catalyst for social mobility that contributes to the vitality of the region by educating informed individuals, thoughtful stewards, innovative professionals, and responsible leaders.

Indiana University South Bend enrolls nearly 4,500 degree seeking students, making it the largest of the regional campuses of Indiana University. IU South Bend is also the oldest regional campus, offering its first classes in 1916. Programs are offered at the undergraduate and master level on campus, online, and at a center in neighboring Elkhart. IU South Bend has 415 faculty, including 154 tenure/tenure track, 83 full-time non tenure track, and 178 part-time faculty. IU South Bend also employs 278 talented and dedicated staff members who support the teaching mission of the university. The 2022 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Report ranked IU South Bend 25th in social mobility among regional public universities in the Midwest, recognizing good graduation rates among students who receive Pell Grants.

Indiana University South Bend is committed to promoting an environment that is welcoming and supportive of its diverse faculty, staff, and students. Currently, 31% of the total university population are students of color; 28.9% of the total population are underrepresented students of color; 34% of the Honors Program are students of color; 37.2% of the population are first generation college students; 33.2% of the total population are Pell recipients; 29.2% are non-traditional aged students; and 21% of faculty and staff are persons of color.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least ten years of professional experience in fundraising within a non-profit organization or higher educational institution  All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Indiana University South Bend as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

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