The Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement will

  • provide supportive and candid partnership to senior leadership, deans, and other UAMS leaders and contribute thought leadership to institution priorities, strategies, and challenges as a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet;
  • develop and clearly communicate strategies, key measures of success and accountability to both internal and external stakeholders;
  • secure and steward six-, seven-, and eight-figure gifts from individuals, corporations, and professional foundations;
  • provide leadership to volunteer committees comprised of corporate CEOs and community leaders;
  • create challenging roles, responsibilities, and growth opportunities for staff members to build individual and team capacity to meet the needs of UAMS and foster staff satisfaction and retention;
  • engage the advancement team in strategic planning, including the next campaign; incorporate an understanding of the needs, priorities, and opportunities of campus partners in planning processes; build consensus; and act decisively in plan implementation;
  • create a communications strategy that effectively conveys the impact of philanthropy at UAMS;
  • embrace diversity and inclusion as fundamental elements in UAMS’ campus mission and culture;
  • demonstrate the ability to deal with people in an ethical and honest manner; and
  • lead and/or support change efforts with a deep understanding of cultural context, resistance, and success factors.