The ideal candidate for the position of Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement should have

  • a demonstrated ability to build on past successes by providing inspiring, visionary, and strategic leadership for an integrated, collaborative advancement program which will continue to develop a vibrant philanthropic culture across the institution;
  • breadth, depth, and currency of advancement industry knowledge and best practices in an academic health center;
  • a record of demonstrated respect for the opinions of all stakeholders and a proven ability to interact with others in a collaborative, open, and accepting manner;
  • an ability to make independent judgments which have highly significant impacts on UAMS;
  • an understanding of and commitment to the mission of UAMS;
  • a commitment to shared governance and an ability to build collaborative relationships;
  • demonstrated and exceptional interpersonal, problem-solving, and team-building skills;
  • excellent written, conversational, and presentation skills;
  • personal credibility; and
  • knowledge of data processing equipment and applications.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is ten years of leadership experience in a university, academic health center, research organization or government setting.