The University of Denver is building an advancement enterprise that mirrors the excellence of our great institution. Advancement efforts at DU have a tremendous impact through our relationships with DU's remarkable students, dedicated donors, inspiring alumni, engaged families, and wonderful friends. DU is committed to building and fostering a culture of deep engagement and philanthropy in support of our institution as we implement the DU IMPACT 2025 vision. The University of Denver and DU Advancement deeply value inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents. You can learn more about inclusive excellence at the University of Denver by visiting the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. As a part of that effort, we are continuing to grow a team of inclusive, collaborative, inquisitive, innovative, ethical, and transparent advancement professionals who possess deep mutual respect for one another and for our shared profession.
Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor of Campaign and Global Networks and working closely with senior leadership as well as the Campaign, Development and Global Networks teams, the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Advancement and Campaign Communications will define the overall strategy and lead the execution of a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy. As the lead campaign and marketing strategist for Advancement, the AVC will oversee the creation of messages for campaigns, cases, visuals, digital resources, and marketing plans and strategies for prospective and existing donors that optimize the success of fundraising efforts as well as those for engagement efforts related to students, alumni, and various constituencies.
Working closely with colleagues in the Division of Marketing and Communications (MarComm), the Assistant Vice Chancellor will ensure that the ongoing communications strategy for advancement along with campaign communications are complementary to that of the University, as well as colleges and schools and that all branding and identity guidelines, design specifications, tone and voice standards set by MarComm are consistently followed.
Lead and manage Advancement's professional marketing, writing, and creative staff, who provide both strategic and hands-on production-level work, effectively serving as a consultant/marketing lead with advancement partners & marketing teams in each unit. Manage staffing, workflow, performance, and team development.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- 7 years of leadership-level experience in marketing or communications.
- Experience developing and executing high-level marketing and communications plans.
- Experience in leading a fundraising and engagement communications, marketing, and creative services team and in developing effective marketing/communications plans.
- Experience building, leading, motivating, assessing, and holding accountable high-performing, well-integrated professional teams, preferably in a higher education fundraising environment.
- Experience working with executive leadership to advance strategic priorities.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; some nights and weekends, as required.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, October 11th, 2021.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 16.
The salary range for this position is $140,000 - $155,000.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
Please include the following documents with your application:
2. Cover Letter
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.