• Associate Vice Chancellor for Central Advancement

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/2/2019 9:19 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    IA Development
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Associate Vice Chancellor for Central Advancement (AVC) reports to the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement (VCIA). The incumbent provides leadership, coaching and management of the central advancement team including: constituent engagement, stewardship, alumni and annual giving, planned giving, corporation and foundation relations and principal gifts. The AVC is also a major gifts fundraiser and will maintain an active portfolio of donor prospects; personally cultivating and soliciting major gifts. As a leader in Institutional Advancement, the AVC will be a key member of the Vice Chancellor’s executive team.


    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary offered commensurate with experience.


    • Leads, coaches and manages central advancement staff members including: constituent engagement, stewardship, alumni and annual giving, planned giving, corporation and foundation relations and principal gifts.
    • Builds a collaborative, integrated fund raising and engagement operation across advancement.
    • Implements strategies for best practice across all central advancement including establishment of metrics, dashboards and utilization of technology to drive effectiveness and efficiencies.
    • Develops and conducts training for faculty, physicians, and clinical leadership to enhance their participation in the advancement process.
    • Aligns fund raising objectives, strategies and tactics with UAMS strategic plan 2029.
    • Provides leadership to the development of case statements, donor proposals, donor communications and impact reports.
    • Assists the Vice chancellor in determining fund raising and development priorities for UAMS and the setting forth of priorities for meeting these needs.
    • Leads annual planning in conjunction with the Institutional Advancement executive team.
    • Develops productive relationships with internal and external University stakeholders.
    • Maintains a donor portfolio of high level major and principal level prospects.
    • Successfully cultivating and soliciting major gifts and fulfilling metrics and annual plan expectations.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Seven (7) years of previous fundraising experience; experience will include: progressively responsible capacities in development, a documented track record of major gift fundraising successes at an academic medical university, leadership attributes, excellent organizational skills, computer knowledge and a principled and disciplined management style.
    • Experience working with volunteers.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree and fundraising within an academic medical environment preferred.

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Occasionally
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Occasionally
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Occasionally
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Quiet
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: None


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