Vice Chancellor for Advancement

Boulder, Boulder County
May 01, 2014
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The University of Colorado Boulder invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Vice Chancellor for Advancement. Candidates should share the commitment of University of Colorado President Benson and his leadership team to significantly increasing private philanthropic support across the entire university.

Situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country, the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) is a nationally renowned comprehensive research university and residential campus with some 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers more than 2,500 courses in more than 150 areas of study through its nine colleges and schools. With five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of esteemed academic academies, the university has a proud tradition of academic excellence. CU-Boulder is one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) – and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region. More information about CU-Boulder may be found at

In 2014, the University of Colorado transferred and redistributed its entire advancement operation from the CU Foundation to its four individual campuses as well as a central program and service unit at CU Headquarters. The university now seeks to fill the position of Vice Chancellor for Advancement at the University of Colorado Boulder who will be responsible for leading the campus’s advancement program and for creating and executing a strategy to more than double fund-raising results. The Vice Chancellor will report jointly to the Chancellor of CU-Boulder and the CU Executive Vice President for Advancement and will oversee 84 staff in major and principal gifts, athletics fund raising, alumni and parent programs, and volunteer engagement.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for five references. Additional information about the University of Colorado Boulder and the position can be found at The search will be conducted with respect to the confidentiality of candidates; references will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of the candidate. Applications, nominations or confidential inquiries concerning this search may be sent electronically by email Lucy Leske and Jennifer Biehn, the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting the University of Colorado Boulder with this search, at Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127 or to the Office of Civil Rights.