The Vice President for University Advancement will lead one of the fastest-growing advancement offices in the UT System to the next level by building a higher performing advancement program including a first-class marketing/communications team. It is expected that the new Vice President will assume immediate staff and programmatic assessment and embark on a goal to increase UTA overall fundraising receipts. The opportunity to address a need for institutional marketing and branding within the advancement staff is anticipated. University Advancement comprises alumni and constituent engagement, development, and University marketing and communications working as one team. This structure of integration and partnership has evolved as the basis for broad success across the organization. The Vice President will have an opportunity to build on this structure while leading a team in identifying and capitalizing on new opportunities for increased impact in support of the University's mission. The next Vice President for University Advancement will address a wide range of opportunities and challenges to enable UTA to meet its aspirations.
Serves as a cabinet-level University officer, promoting additive dialog about how University Advancement best supports the University's aspirations;
Lead the strategic planning for development, marketing/communications, and alumni relations; add to the talents of the office through key hires and staff retention, partner effectively with key administrative and academic colleagues across campus; and serve as the primary liaison to committees of the Board of Regents;
In close partnership with the President, ensure that the University is successfully advancing the University's relationships with those individuals and families with the greatest philanthropic ability as the University seeks to accelerate the level and pace of transformational gifts, and lead by example through the management of a portfolio of 25-40 of the University's top donors and donor prospects;
Build a program of distinction using a balanced fundraising model including planned giving, principal and major gifts, leadership and annual giving, and corporate and foundation relations;
Ensure strong connections between volunteer and University leadership;
Develop and drive budget/resource plans that align advancement goals and University expectations. COMMUNICATIONS
Nurture and deepen the integration among the three disciplines of advancement, integrating alumni engagement, development, and University marketing and communications in collaboration with advancement operations;
Provide executive leadership for the Office of Communications ensuring that university and departmental goals for areas of responsibility are met;
Through an innovative and integrated communications and marketing team, implement a strategic communications and marketing plan to position UTA as an institution of excellence and bring UTA stories to the world;
The Office of Communications and Marketing team o Build the UTA brand internally and externally to extend the university's base of support o Execute an effective annual communication plan with performance outcomes using a multi-channel approach and expanding the use of digital and social media o Oversee a proactive media and public relations program o Advise the president and develops appropriate communications strategies to manage emerging issues or potential crises o Through a creative services team help the University Advancement Office and UTA colleagues share their stories o Manage the university trademarks, branding, publications, and related activities o Work closely with university legal department on all TPIA media requests o The Office works closely with Government Relations to further position the University and ensure timeliness of messaging for the University as related to the community, local, state and federal entities o The Office works closely with the Vice President for Research in ensuring that the results of the research enterprise are appropriately positioned and communicated
The Vice President will drive a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, attracting candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives and ensuring a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for all team members;
Maintain a destination workplace, attracting and retaining top-level team members committed to institutional mission and values;
Foster professional growth, including leadership development, at all levels of University Advancement.
The Vice President will have a bachelor's degree and minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible leadership and management experience in a complex higher education advancement organization; a proven track record of partnering with University presidents, trustees and senior leaders in the achievement of ambitious fundraising goals; the ability to interact effectively with Trustees, senior leadership, administrators, faculty, and staff; demonstrated success in developing and managing fundraising programs/professionals, and an in depth understanding of the advancement profession; knowledge of and experience with using data to drive fundraising strategy; ability to shift priorities in response to results and trends; and highly skilled in the areas of planning, critical thinking, and analysis; and superior interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and motivate a diverse staff. He/She will have experience managing change and growth; and an ability to develop professionals by providing clear and direct feedback in a manner that is motivated by a desire to help individuals grow while advancing the overarching goals of the University and the needs of the team.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 10347
About University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities. With an enrollment of 38,000 on-campus students and an additional 15,000 online degree-seeking students, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 colleges and schools and is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving a growing and diverse community. UTA has developed a strategic plan, “Bold Solutions, Global Impact” (http://www.uta.edu/strategicplan). Taking advantage of our unique location at the center of the fastest growing urban region in the U.S. and adjacency to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, our vision is to be ‘The Model 21st Century Urban Research University’. To support this vision, our strategic plan focuses on four over-arching themes across the University: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact, ...Data Driven Discovery and Knowledge Management. The College of Engineering is playing a critical role in the advancement of each of these themes. Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Military Times recently named UTA as the best 4-year College for veterans in the state of Texas. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT Arlington among the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the United States over the last 10 years. With a population of 7 million, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the United States. It covers an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The Metroplex is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas and has the 10th-largest gross metropolitan product in the world. Not only is it an exciting place to live and work, the Metroplex offers UT Arlington a host of unparalleled scholarly, research, and economic activity. UTA has been a catalyst for redevelopment and revitalization in the central business district of Arlington, establishing a true college town environment in downtown Arlington. UTA’s 20-acre, mixed-use College Park District provides new special events and student living space, restaurants, and parking as part of its broad-based initiative to generate and support economic activity at the city’s urban center. In addition, the University is expanding its footprint in both Fort Worth and Dallas and has plans to increase its global presence building on active partnerships led by the College of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation in Central and South America, South East Asia and the Middle East. For more information on University of Texas at Arlington, visit: www.uta.edu