Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement Services
Company: University of Texas System
Posted on: February 7, 2024
Earliest Start Date
Salary commensurate with experience
Hours per Week
40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Office of External Relations, Communications and Advancement
Required Application Materials
A resume and letter of interest is required to apply. Candidates
under final consideration will also be required to submit
professional references, college degree information, and employment
history to an online third-party vendor.
For more than 140 years, The University of Texas System has
improved the lives of Texans - and people all over the world -
through education, health care, and research. The System consists
of nine academic institutions, five health institutions, and The
University of Texas System Administration. The institutions of the
UT System employ more than 116,000 faculty, health care
professionals, researchers, support staff, and student workers.
The UT System Administration is primarily based in Austin, Texas.
It supports the missions of the System's fourteen institutions by
providing financial, legal, planning, purchasing, government
relations, communications, development, and other central services.
Serving a growing state, the UT System Administration strives to
provide a welcoming, supportive work environment that embraces
different perspectives - not only because it enables the
organization to be stronger, creative, and thoughtful, but because
it is the right thing to do. To that end, UT System Administration
embraces state laws on and employment preferences.
Purpose of Position
Assist in the advancement of the philanthropic goals of UT
institutions and provide leadership over a variety of centralized
gift administration activities as required by law or policy.
Administer training and education programs for UT Systemwide
development professionals through the UT System Advancement
Academy. Lead a team of UT System Administration advancement
service professionals and provide oversight for the day-to-day
operations of the Office of Gift Administration, Compliance and
- Direct the planning, organizing, and implementation of
advancement services activities supporting the goals of UT
institutions and UT System Administration.
- Collaborate with colleagues across the UT System to support
critical operational areas, including, but not limited to, gifts of
non-cash and hard-to-value assets, gift acceptance, endowment
administration and compliance, namings, gift processing, gift
acknowledgements, stewardship, planned giving, estates and trusts,
and reporting and records management.
- Possess a thorough understanding of UT System's policies and
procedures; ensuring that Regents' Rules and UT System policies are
adhered to and updated, as appropriate.
- Respond with strong customer service value to inquiries and
special requests from UT institutions, donors and their advisors on
gift terms and strategies; work to ensure gift terms in all gift
agreement documents capture donor intent and are compliant with
policy and law.
- Provide leadership for staff, including hiring, supervising,
appraising, and training employees.
- Identify skills training and professional development
opportunities for staff.
- Encourage greater efficiency, accuracy and productivity across
all areas of advancement services provided to UT institutions and
create best-practice models.
- Provide strong strategic support for Advancement Academy
education and training for campuses, chief development officer
meetings, internship program in philanthropy and System-wide
working groups, including endowment compliance, gift acceptance and
- Review and approve monthly reconciliations and
- Assist the Vice Chancellor in preparation of the Advancement
Services budget, as appropriate. Make budget recommendations to the
- Draft and implement strategic plan for department.
- Manage special projects as assigned by the Vice
- Serve as an administrative liaison for the Vice
- Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge of charitable giving policies procedures and
regulations as pertains to the Council for Advancement and Support
of Education (CASE) and IRS rules and regulations around charitable
- Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively,
work well under deadlines, and manage details of several concurrent
projects with close attention to detail.
- Working knowledge of planned giving methods and tools.
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication
- Resourceful, creative thinker with superior problem-solving
- High professional and ethical standards for handling
- Proficiency with Word, Excel and Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge are
- Bachelor's degree plus 10 years of increasingly responsible
experience in advancement services, fundraising or comparable
field, preferably in higher education
- Proven leadership and supervisory experience
- Excellent communications skills
- Proven organizational and project management skills in a
- Team oriented, self-motivated, and results driven
- Exceptional interpersonal skills with proven ability to
collaborate effectively with leadership, faculty and staff
- May work around standard office conditions
- Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
- Requires occasional evening or weekend hours
- Hybrid work environment (remote & office)
The standard retirement plan for this position is Teacher
Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at
least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. However,
the incumbent of this position may elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) subject to the position being 40 hours per week and
at least 135 days in length.A background check will be conducted on
applicants under final consideration. The background check may
include any or all of the following: criminal history check, prior
employment verification, education verification, professional
references check, and motor vehicle records check. Background
checks are conducted by third-party vendors. Upon request from the
third-party vendor, candidates under final consideration must
provide the required information for the background checks to be
The University of Texas System is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative
Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or
sexual orientation. Reasonable disability accommodation may be
requested by contacting the Office of Talent and
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