The Division of Institutional Advancement is an integrated function of donor and alumni relations and fundraising that seeks to secure resources and support for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Foundation Fund for the benefit of UAMS’ mission. Our mission is accomplished through a comprehensive program directed at primary constituencies: individuals, foundations, corporations, and alumni. Institutional Advancement supports fundraising efforts for all units of UAMS, including its colleges, institutes, and departments. Building strong relationships between friends of UAMS and our programs is key to institutional advancement. Donor development programs engage and involve friends in meaningful relationships with UAMS through the Chancellor’s Circle, the Society of the Double Helix, the Legacy Society, and other special recognition events and projects throughout the year. The Division of Institutional Advancement is also responsible for record keeping–processing gift transactions and managing more than 1,300 foundation accounts.

UAMS is in the process of preparing for the next capital campaign that will coincide with the institution’s strategic planning process. This preparation includes a development assessment and strategy planning in volunteer engagement. The development assessment will provide benchmarking, trend analysis, and capacity analysis. The last capital campaign was held from 2004–2011 and raised more than $385 million for the institution.

The UAMS Northwest regional campus was established in 2007 to meet the state’s growing need for healthcare workers. Within the 2029 strategic plan, there will be a focus on investing in the future growth of UAMS Northwest. The Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement will have the opportunity to have a significant presence in philanthropic efforts in the fastest growing region of the state.

The Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement will be the philanthropic leader in planning, launching, and executing the campaign. The successful candidate will provide strategy, coordination, and oversight of UAMS philanthropic relationships on behalf of the Chancellor.