VC of Advancement and Executive Director of the UA - Pulaski Technical College Foundation
The Vice Chancellor of Advancement is the senior leader of the Department of Advancement, serves on the Chancellor’s Executive Council and reports to the Chancellor of the University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College (UA-PTC). The Vice Chancellor of Advancement is responsible for orchestrating activities related to the analysis, planning, execution, control, evaluation fundraising and marketing of the UA-PTC Center of Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) programming. In addition, this position serves as the Executive Director of the UA-PTC Foundation and provides the leadership and management working with and through the Foundation Board of Directors for its philanthropic programs and activities.
The Vice Chancellor of Advancement and Executive Director of the UA-PTC Foundation serves as the college’s chief development administrator providing executive leadership, vision, and strategic direction and integration for the administration and management of the UA-PTC Foundation, the Advancement Office, and CHARTS events programming. The Advancement Department is responsible for activities that help build strong support and lasting relationships among internal constituents and external constituents including alumni, community members, donors, lawmakers, the media, students, parents and friends of the college. The overall goal is to further the public’s understanding and recognition of UA-PTC as an important leader in providing quality educational opportunities for its diverse learners to thrive in an evolving world. This position will be equally as focused on increasing student enrollment through the aforementioned efforts.
UA-PTC Foundation and Advancement Office
- Oversees all fundraising and gift administration for the UA-PTC Foundation.
- Manages volunteer Foundation Board of Directors which includes community leaders, industry partners, staff, faculty and alumni.
- Works with Foundation Board of Directors, college leadership, and staff to identify and implement comprehensive fund development initiatives that support UA-PTC and its programs and students.
- Develops and implements fundraising and strategic marketing communication plans to engage new donors, steward current donors and lead them through a donor-centered cycle of giving including annual giving, major gifts, capital gifts and planned giving.
- Creates and implements Foundation/Advancement public relations and marketing efforts from website, digital media, social media, media relations, e-newsletters and marketing collateral.
- Extensive event production with signature fundraisers including Diamond Chef Arkansas, scholarship luncheons, annual golf tournament, etc.
- Oversees grant writing and successful fund development through corporations and foundations that includes private gift solicitation and governmental grants.
- Manages budget, planning and staff development.
Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) Programming
- Oversees annual CHARTS Performing Arts Season which includes, but not limited to: booking international, national, regional and local performing arts ticketed events including music, dance, comedy, cabaret and lecture series offered to the community and college.
- Oversight of programming for exhibits in the Windgate Gallery art space featuring travelling art exhibits and local artists from sculpture and fine art to photography exhibits.
- Partners with college departments to implement educational opportunities for students through art offerings
- Manages CHARTS Advisory Council consisting of faculty, staff, students, board members and donors to advise on programming selections.
- Oversees all communications and public relations efforts for CHARTS programming including media relations, digital media, website, social media, e-newsletters and marketing collateral.
- Manages budget, contracts, planning and staff development.
- Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Educational Administration, Non-Profit Management, or closely related field.
- Minimum of seven years of progressive leadership and fundraising responsibilities, preferably in higher education.
- Leader and innovator who will serve as the Chief Development and Communications Administrator.
- Knowledge and experience to lead two major divisions—fund resource development and arts programming.
- Proven record of successful management of fund development with successful major gifts, capital, annual and planned giving campaigns
- Exceptional experience and strategic internal and external communications campaign development to reach and expand an internal and external base of constituents.
- Volunteer board leadership development experience
- Direct fundraising experience with corporations, foundations and grant writing for private gift administration and governmental grants.
- Experience developing an assessment process to identify appropriate benchmarks for development and communications efforts.
- Experience working with senior leadership, employee groups and serving on various organizational committees.
- Exceptional organizational skills with great attention to detail.
- Excellent writing and speaking skills
- Must practice ethical fundraising skills
- Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
Attributes & Characteristics:
- Ability to conceive, undertake, and successfully implement critical and creative strategies for development and strategic communications programs. Passion to accomplish ambitious and high-volume tasks, characterized by a professional and agile approach.
- Exceptional communications skills, typified by a commitment to developing meaningful and value-added relationships with institutional leaders, external volunteer boards and supporters, and other stakeholders such as leaders of organizations affiliated with UA-PTC, the media, and community and business leaders.
- Ability to reassess long-standing practices and policies, and to initiate new ones that allow the Office of Advancement to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible in a goal-oriented environment.
- Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
- Knowledge and understanding of budget practices with the ability to analyze information for reports, monitors accounts, and organize data into effective and meaningful oral and written presentations.
- Works independently and is accountable for the quality of program development.
- Works in a professional and collegial manner with faculty, staff, students, donors, and the community in the best interest of the college and the people it serves.
- Maintains sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of college students, faculty and staff.
- Understands and accepts duties in a manner consistent with standards, mission and goals of UA - Pulaski Technical College.
Bachelor's degree and seven (7) years of demonstrated professional experience in successful fundraising, integrated communications, personnel management, fiscal oversight and budgeting, legal compliance, networking and board development. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, proficiency with computer and programs, ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines, well-organized and a commitment to excellence necessary.
Master’s degree preferred. CFRE preferred. Experience working with a board of directors and volunteers. Proficiency in CRM database, fundraising and project management software.