Vice President for University Advancement Search

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UO launches search for Vice President for

The University of Oregon has launched a national search for a new Vice President for Advancement. The vice president will take the helm of an organization that has resulted in some of the most significant philanthropic gifts in higher education and that inspires its large, passionate and engaged stakeholders for an institution that is focused on delivering on the value of higher education at the highest level.

Job summary

The Vice President for University Advancement (VP-UA) is a visionary leader for aligning the University of Oregon’s external activities and partnerships to support and achieve an ambitious and aspirational academic vision. The VP-UA provides leadership for the university’s fundraising, alumni engagement, and related programs. The vice president serves as the institution’s chief fundraising officer, leading strategy for the overall fundraising program and cultivating and soliciting the UO’s top, transformational donors.

The VP-UA serves as a member of the president’s executive leadership team, working closely with senior administrative and faculty leadership to evaluate university priorities and to design and recommend strategies to achieve those objectives. The VP-UA is an ex-officio member of the University of Oregon Foundation (UOF) Board of Trustees and its executive committee as well as the University of Oregon Alumni Association (UOAA) Board of Directors.

Reporting to the university’s newly appointed leader, President Karl Scholz, the VP-UA works closely with the president, the provost, the deans of the schools and colleges, and university vice presidents within the administration. This leader is also responsible for creating, leading, and sustaining a healthy, inclusive culture amongst University Advancement staff, advancing equity, encouraging collaboration across silos, identifying, and encouraging opportunities for innovation and strategic thought partnership, and mentoring and coaching staff.