Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

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The University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNC Asheville) invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, who also serves as the Executive Director of the UNC Asheville Foundation. 

UNC Asheville is the intellectual and creative hub for Western North Carolina. As North Carolina’s only designated liberal arts and sciences university among the 17 institutions in the University of North Carolina System, UNC Asheville is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top public liberal arts universities. UNC Asheville is widely recognized for excellent and dedicated faculty, strong curricular offerings, and championship-winning NCAA Division I athletics. The University offers students small class sizes, a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program, and an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. The institution is a leader in the national Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, headquartered on campus. Under the visionary leadership of Chancellor, Nancy J. Cable, UNC Asheville has entered into an exciting new chapter in its distinguished history.

Reporting directly to the Chancellor and serving as a member of her Cabinet and the senior leadership team, the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement is responsible for moving the University Advancement program forward to achieve the University’s strategic goals and objectives. This search commences as UNC Asheville begins planning for its first major comprehensive campaign. The Vice Chancellor will have the unique opportunity to have a transformational impact on UNC Asheville by realizing the potential for University Advancement’s significant growth and success.

The ideal candidate will have a career history that reflects progressively increasing responsibility and achievement in advancement, deep professional knowledge of all facets of the advancement paradigm, demonstrated success in leading and managing a comprehensive campaign, highly professional and effective leadership and management skills, and exceptional interpersonal and communications skills.

Nominations and Applications

The Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Search Committee will begin review of applications immediately and continue until an appointment is made.

For full consideration, application should include a letter of interest, resume, and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of five professional references (references with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of applicants.

Application materials should be sent electronically (Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word) to:

Please direct inquiries to the following consultants:

Kimberly Templeton, Principal, 

O: (202) 776-0820/C: (540) 761-9494

Rod McDavis, Managing Principal, 

O: (202) 776-0854                

Jim Lanier, Executive Search Consultant, /C: (202) 580-5194

UNC Asheville is committed to equality of educational experiences for students and is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. UNC Asheville will not discriminate against students, applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation*, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions or privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment and the use of university facilities.