Vice Chancellor, Advancement

District Office
Apr 09, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Community College
Duties and Responsibilities

Vice Chancellor, Advancement, City Colleges of ChicagoPresident, City Colleges of Chicago FoundationDistrict Office The Office of Advancement furthers themission, vision, and goals of City Colleges of Chicago by focusing oncatalyzing strategic initiatives, institutional research, and the studentexperience. In collaboration with various stakeholders, the Office isresponsible for corporate and foundation relations, major gifts and giftplanning, endowment, capital campaigns, alumni and constituent relations,stewardship and advancement services

 Primary ObjectiveThe ViceChancellor, Advancement reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor,Institutional Advancement, and will partner with the Chancellor, Provost/ChiefAcademic Officer, College Presidents, and other senior leaders to activate acomprehensive resource development program – including building on the currentDistrict Office development infrastructure and management of team; serving aslead for the newly established college development councils; and providingtactical advice to the Chancellor, Executive Vice Chancellor, and Provost/ChiefAcademic Officer on major gift strategy and transformational grantopportunities.

 The Vice Chancellor, Advancement isalso appointed by the City Colleges of Chicago Foundation (Foundation) Board ofDirectors to serve as President of the Foundation. The Foundation is a separate501c(3) which operates exclusively for educational purposes that assist indeveloping and augmenting the resources and carrying out the educationalfunctions of the City Colleges of Chicago. As President, the Vice Chancellor,Advancement will additionally represent the Foundation Board of Directors inday-to-day management of Foundation operations.

 This position is an exceptional careeropportunity for an experienced, successful advancement professional who willpartner with City Colleges of Chicago executive and senior leadership tocontinue transformation efforts of this critical Chicago educationalinstitution.

 Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a strategic adviser and keycollaborator to the Executive Vice Chancellor, District and College leadershipand Foundation Board of Directors to build a best-practices based advancementprogram that supports the mission and priorities of City Colleges of Chicago.
  • Conducts strategic assessments of existingphilanthropic strengths and opportunities.  Based on this assessment, willdevelop strategies and implement programs that will lead to and result in thesuccessful philanthropic support of the academic priorities of the system andthe philanthropic interest of donors.
  • Partner closely with executive officers andadministrators to establish ambitious immediate and long-term fundraising goalsin support of District, College, and Foundation priorities.
  • Provide leadership and support to current teamin areas of alumni and donor relations, scholarship services, grantsmanagement, special events, and strategic communications.
  • Manage key initiatives including continueddevelopment of College Advancement Councils, coordination of sponsor anddonor-related efforts aligned to the annual Seven Strong Benefit.
  • Establish standards for performance and clearlycommunicate expectations to foster a culture of high levels of accountability inpartnership with CCC HR Talent Management.
  • Determine appropriate use of central andfoundation resources for assigned College initiatives.
  • Collaborate executive officers across DO, Colleges,and Foundation Board to devise strategies for all aspects of donor cultivationand stewardship.
  • Represent Chancellor, Executive Vice Chancellor,and Provost with key philanthropic, civic, and donor constituencies.
  • Model values based on professionalism,productivity and open communication.
  • Serve on DO and College committees as requested.
  • Oversees consulting relationships that supportsignature events, key projects, and grant initiatives.
  • All other duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degreepreferred.
    • At least eight years of successful advancementexperience or at least ten years of strongly related experience. Previousexperience in higher education fundraising or administration highly preferred.
    • At least eight years of progressivelyresponsible team leadership and management experience, including the successfulmentoring and motivating of staff to produce successful outcomes, preferably inresource development.
    • A demonstrated record of raising major gifts of$1,000,000 or more from individuals, corporations and/or foundations.
    • A demonstrated understanding of the integratednature of advancement with alumni relations and communications.
    • The ability to speak and write persuasively,listen effectively and engage in meaningful partnerships with both internal andexternal constituencies.
    • A commitment to advance diversity acrossinstitution.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills withdemonstrated ability to interact effectively with academic leaders, faculty,staff, donors and volunteers to produce outcomes.
    • The ability to travel on an occasional basisthroughout the United States.
    • A demonstrated understanding and adherence tothe Association of Fundraising Professionals Donor Bill ofRights which is endorsed by the Office of Institutional Advancement.
    • High level of comfort working with and analyzingdata. Experience with fundraising CRM platforms highly preferred. 

    Job: Other
    Primary Location: District Office
    Job Posting: Mar 11, 2019, 11:47:54 AM

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