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Vice President for Advancement and External Relations

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Vice President for Advancement and External Relations
The University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) invites applications and nominations for the Vice President for Advancement and External Relations position. Reporting directly to the president, the Vice President for Advancement and External relations (VPAER) at the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) oversees two major departments: the Office of University Advancement (OUA) and Marketing & Communications (Marcom). The VPAER is the direct supervisor for all full-time staff (5) in OUA and directly supervises the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, who oversees 11 full-time staff. In all, 17 FTE positions and several part-time positions report up under the VPAER. While the vice president is equally and fully responsible for both OUA and Marcom, their work is more heavily weighted towards advancement since the Sr. Director of Marcom provides day-to-day leadership for that team.

The VPAER has a dotted line reporting relationship to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement at the University of Houston System and collaborates on occasion with the advancement vice presidents of UHV’s sister institutions within the System.


Qualified candidates will have a record of success in:  Helping to build an advancement office, developing an outstanding team, increasing fundraising, and elevating institutional visibility. Master’s degree (preferred) with five (5) years of senior level fundraising experience in educational advancement and/or development with a successful record accomplishment in direct solicitation, prospect management, annual giving, major and planned giving management, alumni affairs, and leading capital campaigns preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree may be accepted in lieu of Master’s with at least seven (7) years of significant job-related experience with increasing duties and demonstrated success in fundraising and leadership to fundraising efforts.  

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
How to Apply 
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting UHV in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates, LLC. Application materials should include a letter of interest that clearly states the applicant’s qualifications for the position, a current résumé/curriculum vita, and the name and email address of five professional references. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:
Ann Bailey or Joe Stanley
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC
Phone: 850.650.2277 / Fax: 850.650.2272
E-mail: [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected]
For more information on the University of Houston–Victoria, visit
The University of Houston-Victoria is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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