Associate Vice Chancellor for University Development

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina
Aug 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

North Carolina State University (NC State) is seeking a dynamic and skilled development executive to join its leadership team in the role of associate vice chancellor (AVC) for university development. Reporting to the vice chancellor for university advancement, Brian Sischo, and serving on his team of senior leadership for the division, the AVC will build upon a program that has enjoyed considerable success over recent years.

NC State was founded in 1887 to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina. Today it is the largest university in the state, with 34,000 high-performing students, 9,000 pre-eminent faculty and staff, and 242,000 living alumni. A research-extensive university widely recognized for its strengths in science, engineering and technology, NC State is also known for its leadership in research, education and service. NC State consistently ranks among the top public national universities and one of the best values in higher education.

In 2016, NC State launched the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university, with a $1.6 billion goal. Priorities include dramatically increasing endowments to benefit students and faculty, enhancing facilities and strengthening support for current operations.

The university invites applications and nominations for the AVC for University Development, responsible for providing vision, leadership and management for the university’s overall development program. The AVC will also serve as the campaign director and will provide daily oversight of the university’s comprehensive campaign.

The AVC will provide direct supervision to the division, including Annual Giving, Gift Planning, Corporate and Foundation Relations, and Central Major Gifts, as well as development teams in those colleges with direct reporting relationships to University Development. The AVC will also maintain close and collaborative working relationships with the chancellor, the provost, deans, and chief development officers of colleges, foundations and units, including leaders at the Alumni Association and the Wolfpack Club, to formulate university wide development goals and maximize the productivity and results of all fundraising programs within the unique characteristics of NC State’s hybrid organizational structure.

The AVC will work with one of the nation’s most progressive universities, will lead and work in concert with an outstanding and loyal alumni body and will reside in one of the country’s most livable and enjoyable areas. Above all, he or she will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to a university very much on the move.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via email to North Carolina State University’s consultants, Manny Berger and Mercedes Chacon Vance, at The consultants can be reached by telephone via Candice Jones at 630-575-6929.

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