- Working Title :
- Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
- Posting Number :
- Job Category :
- Senior Leadership
- Salary :
- $140,000 - $175,000.00
- Reports To :
- Chancellor of the University of Michigan-Dearborn
- Experience Range :
- 5 to 7 Years
Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
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The University of Michigan-Dearborn invites applications for the executive level position of Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement. As one of three campuses of the University of Michigan, UM-Dearborn is among the top-tier comprehensive public universities in the Midwest with nearly 9,000 talented students and a high caliber faculty. Poised for a dynamic future as an outstanding metropolitan university located 20 minutes from downtown Detroit, UM-Dearborn seeks an experienced, collaborative and innovative individual to be our Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and reference information via the on-line University of Michigan posting system. Please upload your cover letter and credentials as part of one document.
Posting Dates: January 24, 2012 - March 15, 2012
The Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement reports to the Chancellor of the University of Michigan-Dearborn and works collaboratively with the senior leadership team to develop and implement strategies that advance the University of Michigan-Dearborn's academic and enrollment goals. The vice chancellor has overall responsibilities for campus development including the capital campaign, annual fund, faculty and staff campaign, and alumni relations.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
The most competitive candidates for the position will possess/present:
- The ability to seek out and implement best practices in the management and execution of development in a university environment;
- Excellent written and oral communications skills;
- A demonstrated capacity to conduct strategic planning, build consensus, and act decisively in plan implementation;
- A demonstrated ability to work with major donors;
- The ability to develop and clearly communicate institutional strategies, key measures of institutional success and accountability to both internal and external stakeholders;
- A commitment to creating challenging roles, responsibilities and developmental assignments for development and alumni relations personnel that leverage and grow talent to meet University needs;
- A proven ability to interact with others in a collaborative, open and accepting manner;
- A record of demonstrated respect for the opinions of others;
- A deep respect for the value of each person's contributions to a team, as well as a demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in higher education;
- The highest personal integrity and a demonstrated ability to deal with people in an ethical/honest manner in accordance with the standards of the profession;
- Drives solutions and change complex issues through the organization with a broad understanding of cultural context, resistance and success factors and has the ability to influence resolution.
- A proven ability to successfully address and manage conflict and a significant record showing strong interpersonal and team building skills.
A bachelor's degree and 6-10 years of progressive leadership experience is required. A master's degree and experience developing and leading large scale capital campaigns are preferred.
September 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, which was first created as the Dearborn Center of the University of Michigan. Ford Motor Company gave the University approximately 200 acres, including the area surrounding Henry Ford's home, along the Rouge River in Dearborn, as well as $6 million to build the campus's first four buildings. The campus was initially established as a two-year upper division program with an emphasis on cooperative education. In 1971, it became a four-year undergraduate school with some master's level graduate programs. Since then, the campus has experienced steady growth in both enrollment and in range of programming to include undergraduate, graduate and doctoral-level programs. Significant capital projects, mostly funded by the state of Michigan, have transformed the university environment, especially in the last decade. Most recently, the campus opened a new Science Learning and Research Center and the Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems Building. UM-Dearborn defines itself as a metropolitan university providing the academic excellence of the University of Michigan, to the residents of southeastern Michigan.
Mission StatementThe Office of University Development maximizes private support for the University of Michigan through high-quality collaboration with the development programs of schools, colleges, and units. We also provide fundraising leadership through the stimulation and facilitation of healthy, productive and life-long relationships with our colleagues, alumni, friends, foundations and corporations.
U-M EEO/AA Statement: The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.